According to "durrrr" online poker will boom again!
In three to four years the online cash games will reach the incredible high levels we saw back in 2008 and 2009 - that's the verdict from Tom "durrrr" Dwan.
PokerStars has been the world's biggest poker site since 2006, but still - the 200 biggest online pots of all time have all been played on the now closed Full Tilt Poker.
The explanation for this is not straight-forward, because it's many of the same players playing PokerStars today that played back in the days at Full Tilt.
Since the closure of Full Tilt it's been revealed that many of the site's sponsored pro's had credit when playing there. Was this perhaps part of the reason they had the so-called "nosebleed"-games with gigantic pots? Tom Dwan says no.
"I don’t think that had too much to do with the games," says Dwan and continues: "All those players who owed Tilt money at any point were generally winners in the games. The fish didn’t have much to do with that situation. Occasionally it may have been someone else who had borrowed money from Full Tilt who was sending them [the high-stakes fish] money, but I think those games would have run for sure regardless."
Apart from the fact that the 200 biggest pots ever played online have been played on Full Tilt, you also have to look at the dates of these games. With very few exceptions all the pots have been played between 2008 and 2009. Will we ever again see waiting lists for $500/$1,000 tables again? "durrrr" thinks that in the short- and medium terms it's over with the nosebleeds.
"But long-term I don’t think it’s done. I don’t think there’ll be too many $500k games online in the next year or two, because the whole economy has changed a lot. I would expect them in three or four years from now."
In the interview Tom "durrrr" Dwan is asked if he's played online since Black Friday:
"I don’t want to lie and I don’t want to answer that," says Dwan.
You will have to decipher that answer yourself!