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Tag: Patrik Antonius

The Online Railbird Report Special Edition: Antonius Wins $2.9 Million from Isildur1 in Battle Royale

In one of the greatest heads-up battles in online poker history, Patrik Antonius halted “Isildur1’s” spectacular November run, relieving the young Swede of nearly $3 million over the course of a 2,189-hand, nine-hour match that ran from...

The Nightly Turbo: Poker on TV, Sexton's New Gig, and More

Time is money, and the less time you it takes you to search for the top poker news stories of the day, the more money you'll make 16-tabling like you do. That's why we're here. You can thank us later. In Case You Missed It A mysterious Swede...

Patrik Antonius Wins Largest Pot In Online Poker History

Moments ago, a few lucky railbirds witnessed Patrik Antonius win the largest pot in online poker history. Fresh off his recent battering of Tom "durrrr” Dwan, mystery Swede "Isildur1" took to the virtual felt against Team Full Tilter...

Online Railbird Report: Dwan Drops $3 Million to “Isildur1” In Four-Day Heads-Up Duel

In a series of heads-up battles that have put the glacially paced “durrrr Challenge” to shame, Tom “durrrr” Dwan lost more than $3 million to unknown Swedish player “Isildur1.” In the space of less than a week, Dwan logged nearly as...

PokerNews Exclusive: Tom Dwan Introduced as Team Full Tilt Pro

Following yesterday's huge news of Full Tilt Poker signing Tom "durrrr" Dwan as the newest member of Team Full Tilt, the site held an official press conference on Monday night prior to the conclusion of the World Series of Poker Main Event.

Full Tilt Poker Adds Tom "durrrr" Dwan to Team Full Tilt

During poker's biggest weekend, with the conclusion of the World Series of Poker Main Event final table happening Monday night, Full Tilt Poker has announced a rare addition to the Team Full Tilt. Tom "durrrr" Dwan, arguably one of the worlds...

The Online Railbird Report: Dwan Loses Over a Million, Isildur1 Keeps Taking Shots

It was a rollicking week at the virtual tables, as the high-stakes action continued to be driven by Swedish mystery man “Isildur1”, who kept challenging top online players to multitable heads-up matches. While Isildur1 was busy playing the...

The Nightly Turbo: More High-Stakes Golf, FTOPS, and More

We're just going to get right into it today. It's Friday and this is going to be a big weekend for poker. Read this. Go work on your game and don't forget to follow the Live Reporting Team for the play-by-play as we find out who the next World...

The Online Railbird Report: Enter Isildur1, Sahamies Wins $1 Million in One Night

A new screen name at the high-stakes tables is always a cause for celebration among the regular crowd, and this week Sweden’s “Isildur1” stepped up to the plate, challenging the likes of Cole South, Brian Hastings, Haseeb Qureshi and Patrik...

The "durrrr" Challenge: Four Sessions + 2,000 Hands = an $81,000 Win for Tom Dwan

After a 20-day gap between sessions, Patrik Antonius and Tom "durrrr" Dwan finally found time to continue their (neverending) challenge match, sitting at four tables of heads-up $200/$400 pot-limit Omaha on Full Tilt Poker at just after 4...

The Online Railbird Report: Antonius Dominates the 7-Game Action

It was a light week in nosebleed-stakes action, as most of the action continued to center around the $2,000/4,000 7-Game tables on Full Tilt Poker. Everyone’s favorite Finnish ex-model Patrik Antonius came out on top, adding $346,000 to the till...

The Nightly Turbo: Festa al Lago Update, Ultimate Bet Germany, and Ivey being Ivey

Welcome to The Nightly Turbo. The day's top poker news stories all in one place, saving you not only time, but money since you won't be timing out with aces while wildly googling.

Off the Felt with Justin Bonomo

Off the Felt is interviewing your favorite poker players to find out a little bit about their lives -- you got it, off the felt. We sat down with Bodog Team Pro Justin "ZeeJustin" Bonomo recently to discuss his favorite place to vacation, how he got...

PokerNews Op-Ed: Anatomy of the Rail

The rail is the demarcation line that separates the players from everyone else. The term ‘railbird’ was originally a derogatory nickname for players who just busted or the down-and-out gamblers pathetically hanging out on the rail, like famished...

The Online Railbird Report: The 7-Game Renaissance

This week, the high-stakes action on Full Tilt Poker moved away from the regular crowd’s usual haunt at the $500/1,000 pot-limit Omaha tables and onto the $2,000/4,000 7-Game tables. Perhaps in an attempt to exploit some players’ weaknesses at...

The "durrrr" Challenge: The First 25,000 Hands

231 days after it began, the "durrrr" Challenge quietly reached its halfway point on Wednesday, as Patrik Antonius and Tom "durrrr" Dwan played the 25,000th hand in their four-table $200/400 pot-limit Omaha challenge match. Dwan was able to build...

The Online Railbird Report: The Return of "martonas," the Fall of Benyamine

After a quiet spell, the high-stakes online cash games roared back into action this week. All the regulars made appearances -- including Ashton “theASHMAN103” Griffin, Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies, and Tom “durrrr” Dwan-- as game catalyst...

The Nightly Turbo: PokerStars Headed to Ireland, Taxes Headed to Hungary, and Full Tilt Headed to Court?

Looking to get your fill of poker news for the day? Well you've come to the right place. We have our finger on the pulse of all things poker and we're bringing it to you nicely packaged so you can get your news and get back to your game...

PokerNews Op/Ed: The WSOP and WSOPE Main Events – Same Bracelet, Different Weight?

Two years ago this week, I sat ten feet from Annette Obrestad as she won the inaugural World Series of Poker-Europe Main Event. Though she was already a legend online, Obrestad's victory was her coming-out party and in the weeks and months that...

The "durrrr" Challenge: Dwan retakes lead with $275,000 Win

Schedules and time zones at last aligned for Tom "durrrr" Dwan and Patrik Antonius, who resumed their 50,000 hand challenge early Thursday morning after a 25-day break. Though it was a relatively brief session,clocking in at 74 minutes and 400...

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