Tom Dwan did attend Boston University for a little while, but quickly realized that he could make more money playing poker than he could with whatever degree he earned at school. I’d say he made the right decision. Dwan is now considered the best online poker player in the world and he has never looked back and regretted his decision to drop out of school. A university professor should never bring in an alumni speaker who says he makes $70K a year when there’s a student in the class (in this case Dwan) making $4K a night playing online poker. That just makes the decision very easy.
Dwan is currently taking part in a challenge with Patrik Antonius to see who can come out on top after 50,000 cash game hands at $200/$400 blinds. At the moment Dwan is up by about $60K after 6,000 hands but there is still a lot of poker to be played.
One thing is for sure about Tom Dwan. He definitely won the University vs Poker Challenge.