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Tag: Patrik Antonius

The "durrrr" Challenge: Dwan Leads Antonius by Over a Million

For the second time in 24 hours, Tom "durrrr" Dwan and Patrik Antonius found time for a "durrrr" Challenge session. The two played for three hours and 18 minutes during the early hours of Friday morning and after 892 hands, Dwan booked his third...

The “durrrr” Challenge: Dwan Pads Lead by $58,781

Ending a 36-day drought of “durrrr” Challenge sessions, Tom “durrrr” Dwan and Patrik Antonius met on the virtual felt early Thursday morning for 1,256 hands of $200/$400 pot-limit Omaha. Playing for a bit over four hours, Dwan managed to overcome.

The Online Railbird Report: Dwan, Antonius, and Ivey Score at 7-Game

Wednesday night saw the $2,000/4,000 7-Game action roar back to life on Full Tilt Poker as Gus Hansen, Patrik Antonius, Tom “durrrr” Dwan, Phil Ivey, Cole South, Brian Townsend, Ted “profbackwards” Forrest, Chau “La Key U” Giang, and Ilari “

Poker Players Get Ready to Storm Melbourne for the Aussie Millions

The Aussie Millions is set to get underway January 14 in Melbourne at the Crown Casino in Australia and this could be a banner year for the tournament series. The sport is growing in popularity down under along with the influx of top-flight pros...

The Online Railbird Report: Hansen Hits the Comeback Trail

The online cash game action is still nowhere near where it was back when “Isildur1” was camped out on the virtual felt, but railbirds still saw many familiar faces ante up this week on Full Tilt Poker. Gus Hansen, who only last month vowed to take...

The Online Railbird Report: 2009’s High-Stakes Winners and Losers

When the history of online poker is written, 2009 will be remembered as the year the action on Full Tilt Poker’s high-stakes cash tables exploded, as $500/$1,000 pot-limit Omaha became the game of choice and pot sizes soared into the millions for...

NBC's Poker After Dark is Set for Season Six

NBC has had a successful run with Poker After Dark and the show looks to continue its success as it enters its sixth season. Held at the Golden Nugget Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, PAD continues to find an audience thanks to the interesting mix...

Top Ten Poker Stories of the 2009: #2, Isildur1, Lord of the Ring Games

In the last quarter of 2009 an unidentified Swedish player known only as “Isildur1” arrived on the high-stakes scene at Full Tilt Poker and quickly began drawing attention. He was aggressive of course, confident, and loved to overbet the river...

Top Ten Poker Stories of the 2009: #3, The "durrrr" Challenge

Tom “durrrr” Dwan unleashed a challenge during an interview for the cover of the February 2009 issue of Bluff Magazine. Dwan would take on any opponent (except his close friend Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond) at four simultaneous tables of online...

The “durrrr” Challenge: Dwan Pulls Out to $937,000 Lead

With the high-stakes online cash game action at a crawl, Patrik Antonius and Tom “durrrr” Dwan were left to face each other for another session in their now ten-month old “durrrr” Challenge match. Logging in close to 2,000 hands over a seven-hour.

The Top Five Online Pots of 2009

One year ago, the record for the largest online poker pot ever played belonged to Tom “durrrr” Dwan and Di “Urindanger” Dang for the $723,938 pot Dang won in a six-handed $500/1,000 no-limit hold’em game on October 26, 2008. Since then, that rec

The Online Railbird Report: Townsend and South Clean Out Isildur1, Dwan Drops Down

With game catalyst “Isildur1” still licking his wounds from his $4.2 million loss to Brian Hastings and many of the Las Vegas-based high-stakes pros focusing on the live action surrounding the Bellagio Five-Diamond Classic, the nosebleed action on...

Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic is Ready to Roll

Poker once again returns to the Bellagio with the today's start of the World Poker Tour Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic. This yearly event draws some of poker's biggest fields thanks to the hefty $15,000 buy-in and it appears as...

The Nightly Turbo: Ziigmund on Isildur1, World Series of Poker Circuit Record, and More

It's Friday and we're just as ready for the weekend as you are. We're sending you into the weekend with Ilari Sahamies' views on Isildur1, a record on the World Series of Poker Circuit, and more. What else are you going to talk about at the poker...

Are The High-Stakes Games Getting Too Big? Part 2

Yesterday we discussed the merits of the huge high-stakes online poker games being played at Full Tilt and why they are good for the game. Today, however, we'll look at the other side of the coin and discuss the potential negative...

The Online Railbird Report: Isildur1 Loses $4.2 Million to Brian Hastings

Within the last 72 hours, online poker phenom “Isildur1” dug himself out of a $3.1 million hole, only to lose $4.2 million to Brian Hastings in under 3,000 hands. The $4.2 million that Hastings won last night is believed to be the largest...

The "durrrr" Challenge: Antonius Shaves $68,000 Off Dwan’s Lead

On an evening in which Tom "durrrr" Dwan played over 5,000 hands at stakes from $50/$100 to $300/$600 and won close to $1 million, he and Patrik Antonius managed to squeeze in a short session of the "durrrr" Challenge, marking their first meeting...

The Aussie Millions Keeps On Growing

Australia has become one of top spots for tournament poker thanks to the Aussie Millions. Held yearly at Crown Casino in Melbourne every January, this big buy-in event continues to draw players from around the world thanks to its multimillion...

The Online Railbird Report: The Fall of Isildur1

Isildur1's bankroll took a perilous plunge this week — bringing his losses to more than $4.1 million since November 24. His primary beneficiaries? Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies, who posted more than $3.6 million in earnings this week, and Brian...

Wicked Thoughts: Ten Minutes with Wicked Chops Poker's Steve "Chops" Preiss

Although we like to think we know everything poker-related here at PokerNews, we know it is important to keep our fingers on the pulse of the poker media. If anybody has a unique of the industry, it's the boys from Wicked Chops Poker, and we were...

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