Tom Dwan does a rare interview

We recap some big news including a double-WPT winner this year and a new rake concept for MTTs from 888poker.

Dwan speaks

The poker world is obsessed with Tom Dwan, in no small part because we very rarely hear from him but often hear rumours of the size of the games he plays in. 

So when he actually does an interview it is newsworthy, like the one he did this week for the Triton Poker Super High Roller YouTube channel. 

He discusses Short Deck, getting older, whether he still loves poker and what it's like having the poker world obsessed with him:

Yilmaz does the WPT double

Erkut Yilmaz
Erkut Yilmaz

It's a very busy week for the World Poker Tour with not only three delayed final tables and WPT Barcelona taking place on the other side of the pond, but also the WPT Rolling Thunder event in California. 

It was newsworthy for another reason as Erkut Yilmaz took it down to win his second World Poker Tour title in 12 months. 

He took this event down for $303,920 and took down the WPT Borgata Open last September for $575,112. Naturally he now leads the Player of the Year rankings. 

More experiments in rake from 888poker

Another fun effort from 888poker to appeal to grinders in a simple but effective manner. 

After two well received RakeLESS Sundays, on March 24 they are hosting three 'Rake or Break' events. 

The concept is simply if the event does not hit the guarantee, you get your rake back. 

888poker rake
Rake or Break games in the 888poker lobby

Big Bounty for Fintan

Finally, one of the appeals of PKOs is massive moments like this, with Fintan Hand playing for one of the biggest bounties of his career:

Do you like the Rake or Break concept? Let us know in the comments:

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  • Maxxx9458


    Love the article
  • JimmkCZ


    nice article, thanks for that, I reading and its cool
  • KTU


    Doesn't look like Tom Dwan was too much into balancing out a healthy lifestyle in his recent years.