Some pros tend to be constantly looking for new challenges, and if you can raise the stakes in them, it becomes even more attractive. Unfortunately, things don’t always work out as expected, Tom Dwan has experience with this.
Chess seems to be getting a lot of attention these days, and the American recalls a story that happened to him 15 years ago when, during the 2007 World Series of Poker, he Point out the bet that he can beat the international champion on the chessboard.
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This time, Dwan had lunch with David Benefield when an interesting conversation ensued , he mentions that he played chess with Greg Shahade another chess player, a International Masters and ranked in the Top 100 in America.
The conversation became so interesting that the hypothetical case was presented that Shahade could have won the match even by giving up the queen. Dwan disagrees, saying it’s an impossible disadvantage, so he raises a bet. His friends have to pay him $50,000 if he beats him, and he pays the money if he can’t. Blocked him, leaving $50,000 in the account.
“I think he thought things were going to get easier, but he didn’t seem too upset. He’s always been good at taking losses, and this was no different,” Benefield said.
While he had to concede defeat at the time, The game had a relationship between three players
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