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Tag: Patrik Antonius

The Online Railbird Report: Isildur1 Wins $1,187,406 in 30 Hours

After a two-week warm-up at the $25/$50 and $50/$100 tables, Swedish phenom “Isildur1” returned to the nosebleed-stakes cash games Monday night and wasted no time, taking on several high-profile poker pros in multi-table heads-up matches...

The "durrrr" Challenge: Micro-Session Yields $22,000 Gain for Dwan

Late Saturday night, Tom "durrrr" Dwan and Patrik Antonius played a blink-and-you'll-miss-it session of the "durrrr" Challenge spanning only 79 hands. After four-tabling for only 16 minutes, Dwan came away a winner, adding $21,790 to his lead...

The Online Railbird Report: “Isildur1” Returns, Kostritsyn Crushes the Competition

This week, we saw Alexander “PostflopAction” Kostritsyn emerge as a major force at the high-stakes online cash game tables, Patrik Antonius stop the bleeding on his 2010 losing streak, and Tom “durrrr” Dwan playing six-figure pots again. However.

The "durrrr" Challenge: Dwan Expands Lead by $315,000

With very little high-stakes cash game action running last night, Tom "durrrr" Dwan and Patrik Antonius sat down for a nearly three-hour session of the "durrrr" Challenge. After 883 hands of play, Dwan booked yet another win, adding $314,828 to...

The WSOP on ESPN: World Series of Poker - Europe Main Event to Air Beginning Feb. 7

Just when you thought it would be a long wait before fresh episodes of the World Series of Poker hit the airwaves, ESPN announced their plans to air eight hours of coverage of the 2009 World Series of Poker - Europe Main Event. This month, Sunday...

The Online Railbird Report: Antonius Stuck, Sahamies Up, and “Isildur1” Returns

Full Tilt Poker’s high-stakes cash games roared back to life this week, as online poker luminaries Patrik Antonius, Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies, Brian Hastings, Brian Townsend and Gus Hansen hit the virtual felt. $100,000 turn raises and $300,000 pots

PokerStars Announces Nordic Poker Awards

Although the U.S. may have the most prestigious pool of poker players on a global scale, an argument can be made that the Nordic countries feature a high percentage of the game's elite as well. To honor these top players from Finland...

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...

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