Patrik Antonius

Durrrr Million Dollar Challenge Begins: Round 1 Goes to Durrrr

The much hyped Tom "durrrr" Dwan Million Dollar Challenge kicked off against Patrik Antonius on Full Tilt Poker today.

The two played 1,541 of the required 50,000 hands, with durrrr ending the session up $134,911.50.

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David Benyamine, Patrik Antonius, Phil Ivey Accept Tom "Durrr" Dwan's $1M Challenge

This million dollar heads up challenge could end up being Durrr's second worst idea ever.

So it's popping up here, here, and here that David Benyamine, Patrik Antonius, and Phil Ivey have all accepted Tom "Durrr" Dwan's $1M heads up challenge.

For a recap, as first reported by Bluff Magazine here, Durrr said:

“I’m making this heads-up challenge to the world. Anyone can accept. Four tables, minimum of $200/$400, and I’ll put up $1.5 million to their $500,000. We play 50,000 hands minimum and if they end up a dollar after rake they keep the side money or whatever. So basically, if you and I played and you won a dollar, you would get my $1.5 million and if I won a dollar I would win your $500,000.

“So I’m giving a million dollars free if anyone thinks they can do it.”
No shocker that Ivey jumped all over that, even though he usually plays two tables at a time versus Durrr's four. Not surprised that Antonius and Benymaine (reportedly) have though. Ivey had the best line regarding the challenge so far, saying on Tuesdays with Ivey:
"I've never posted a challenge because I just assume everyone knows I'll play anyone in any game."
Ivey said it's possible at these stakes you could lose $5 to $10 mil. Should be fun. We'll keep you posted.
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Patrik Antonius and some random guy at the WSOP

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ESPN Kicks Off 2008 WSOP Programming Tonight with One Helluva Final Table

Phil Laak and hopefully Jen Tilly's breasts (above) will be among the big name pros you'll see tonight on ESPN when it airs Event No. 1 of the 2008 WSOP.

ESPN's 2008 World Series of Poker programming officially kicks off tonight at 8 pm ET with the big-name-loaded final table that had our lawyers rushing off to the patent office to claim The Year of the ProTM for us.

Going for his second WSOP bracelet in this year's debut event, the $10,000 Pot Limit Hold’em World Championship, was Mike Sexton, while Patrik Antonius, Phil Laak, Nenad "Serb" Medic, perennial runner-upper Andy Bloch, Mike Gracz's cell mate Chris Bell, and noted online players Amit "amak31" Makhija and Mike "sowersUNCC" Sowers all were gunning for their first.

One-time bracelet winner Kathy Liebert, a woman, was also at this final table but because we already told you this was a $10k buy-in World Championship event, we gave away the fact that she doesn't win tonight. Sorry for the spoiler.

But does she come in second??? Watch tonight to find out.

For chip counts going into the final table check out our coverage here.

If you don't remember who won and don't want to spoil it, don't go here.

For a video preview of tonight's show go here.

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Patrik Antonius Is Steaming, Loves McDonalds

Say what you will about Patrik Antonius (great high stakes player, totally doable, etc.), but one thing he "isn't" is "afraid to express his opinion."

He's actually pretty good at stirring the pot, which makes this rant on the Wynn golf course an unexpected gem.

VIDEO: Patrik Antonius rant on the Wynn golf course

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Patrik Antonius Before He Took a Big Hit to End the Day

Patrik Antonius was one of the chip leaders until the last hand of Day 1B when he lost like half his stack. So unfortunately this vlog was before that happened.

That's the bad news.

The good news is, at least if you're a 2+2'er, that you probably just creamed in your pants when you saw this video.

VIDEO: Patrik Antonius 2008 WSOP vlog

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2008 WSOP Day 1B Update: Robert Mizrachi, Erick Lindgren Among Chip Leaders

2008 WSOP Main Event railbird

Robert Mizarchi and Erick Lindgren are somewhere in the Rio Amazon Room at the 2008 WSOP.

It'll be an interesting day. With turn-out a little under expectation for Days 1A and 1B of the 2008 WSOP Main Event, everyone is hoping for a strong surge of registrants this weekend. Actually, that's not very interesting at all.

A little more than half the starting field survived play yesterday, with 615 poker players moving on to Day 2. A couple of "some guys" are big stacked, with Ben Sarnoff (177,500) and Brian Schaedlich (160,725) atop the leaderboard.

Of the pros who have formally formed a consurtium of sorts to pile-drive home The Year of the ProTM, The Grinder's bro Robert Mizrachi is among the big stacks with 142,400. Other pros still in pursuit include the wildly underrated until we keep saying that and make him overrated Alex Balandin, oh wait never mind we're thinking of Alex Bolotin (109,925), Erick Lindgren (92,325), Barny Boatman (80,600), the blind guy from last year Hal Lubarsky (70,700), Hoyt Corkins (67,525), Erik Seidel (64,925), Patrik Antonius (64,125), Vanessa Rousso, a woman, who went to Duke (48,450), and 2007 WSOP final table-ist Alex Kravchenko (45,300).

For a list of those who have departed us from the 2008 WSOP Main Event, read here and here.

Get full chip counts here.

Talk it up about the WSOP, railbirds, Danish girls on bikes, the death of Jesse Helms, hot top droppers, whatever, on the new WCP poker forum.

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Poker Pro Patrik Antonius Not The Best Looking at His Table?

Hot girl photo at 2008 WSOP Main Event

This will probably bring us a deluge of hate email from 2+2'ers everywhere, but Patrik Antonius is not the best looking person at his table right now during the 2008 WSOP Main Event.

While this girl certainly isn't a 10, she's pretty damn attractive, definitely qualifies as "poker hot," has a fantastic rack and is even better looking than our photos lead one to believe.

Click thumbnails below for more shots of her...

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2008 WSOP Day 1B Update: Anyone? Anyone? Bueller? Bueller?

Dan Druff at 2008 WSOP Main Event

Todd "Dan Druff" Witteles (bottom left) among the many "name pros" eliminated on Day 1B.

All right, seriously y'all, where the fuck are you?

Apparently you're all waiting to play Day's 1C and 1D, because you're not here. Only 1,158 registered today.

And when the fantastic's list of "10 Top Notables" includes Tony Hachem, Neil Channing, and Barney Boatman (as of post time), you know it's slim pickings for big names.

Unfortunately, as noted earlier many of the top pros playing today have since departed. That list continues to grow as a steamed Greg Raymer busted and bolted, canceling all of his media gigs on his way out. Joining him on the rail include Kenny Tran, 2006 Main Event champ Jamie Gold, Orel Hershiser, Peter "Nordberg" Feldman, and Scott Fischman.

Going into the last break of the night, some guy named Brian Schaedlich is big stacked with 107,000. Other notable big name pros "Keeping the Dream AliveTM" for The Year of the ProTM include Patrik Antonius (82,000), Hoyt Corkins (70,000), Robert Mizrachi (70,000), and a still-at-the-featured-table Erick Lindgren (66,700).

In related news, we've learned there are just over 5,400 people confirmed registered runners for the 2008 WSOP Main Event as of post time. With satellites running around the clock and many people still traveling here this weekend, there is still an outside shot of besting last year's total. Although that's still fairly unlikely.

However, as we witnessed just an hour or so ago, that didn't stop Mike "The Mouth" Matusow from making a $10k wager with Phil Gordon on a 7,500 +/- entrant prop bet. Matusow, who is not known for being an astute prop better, is the one taking the over. Good luck with that. Listen for some play-by-play action of this with one of the Entities on's Poker Edge radio show in a couple of days.

And finally in unrelated news, Dancing with the Stars' Shannon Elizabeth was seen in the Rio Amazon Room holding hands with Derek Hough, so guess they're still a couple and out in the open about it, which is great news for the .0001% of our readers who give a shit.

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Caption This: Patrik Antonius Playing the H.O.R.S.E. Event at 2008 WSOP

Patrik Antonius playing the HORSE event at the 2008 WSOP

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Patrik Antonius Wants to Play Really High Stakes Online Poker

Patrik Antonius on Full Tilt Poker

Patrik Antonius, who just signed with Full Tilt Poker (view press conference here), was given a sick number of tables on the site. As expected, the tables are big limits and he's said he'll play anyone in the world at these levels.

The tables include:

  • $200/400 PLO ($40k minimum and $200k max)
  • $500/1000 NL (6 max 50k min and 200k max)
  • $2000/4000 H.O.R.S.E.
  • $2000/4000 Omaha H/L (this is now the highest table at this level)

View Patrik Antonius' 2008 WSOP video blog

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Patrik Antonius Has Some Interesting Prop Bet Offers

VIDEO: Patrik Antonius prop bet video

More 2008 WSOP Video Blogs:
Daniel Negreanu and Erick Lindgren during $5k rebuy break
Gavin Griffin at the $10k NLH Heads-Up Championship
Lacey Jones at the $1,500 Razz event

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Daniel Negreanu vs. Patrik Antonius High Stakes Golf Match

Finally got the video of Daniel Negreanu and Patrik Antonius' high stakes golf match. After going down large early, Negreanu stormed back, scooping many of the back 9 holes en route to banking some $160k or so from Antonius (and a side bet with Phil Ivey, who likes to gamble).

VIDEO: Daniel Negreanu vs. Patrik Antonius high stakes golf

In somewhat related news, cyber-sweat Daniel in the Event #20 final table, where he's currently the chip leader, here.

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Poker News Made Better with Ana Beatriz Barros in GQ Italy

Ana Beatriz Barros in GQ Italy

• Poker pro Patrik Antonius calls out Durrr and other top online-ers on his blog for some heads-up action. (link)

• Cautionary tale - watch your back the next time you leave a casino with some winnings and make sure your mommy isn't interviewed by the local daily 'cause she'll make you sound like a wuss. (link)

• Yeh we think the son did it too. (link)

• Playboy bra and panties dropper Jennicide is all the rage with World of Warcraft-ers too. (link)

• Who you got? Man vs. Machine II coming to the Rio. (link)

TV Poker Marathon on GSN this Father's Day . . . relatedly will the kid in Texas who sends snake a Father's Day card every year please cut it out. (link)

• FOWCP and journalist extraordinaire Michael Kaplan gets schooled in online poker by Alan Sass. (link)

• The schedule for Season 5 of the European Poker Tour, aka the poker tour that gives us an excuse to post photos of a bunch of hot European chicks with names we can't pronounced, has been officially announced. (link)

• The story about Phil Ivey watching the Lakers game from the tournament floor, in French. (link)

Click photos below of Brazil's sexiest, Ana Beatriz Barros, in the Italian GQ.


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BREAKING: Daniel Negreanu and Patrik Antonius Playing High Stakes Heads-Up Golf Match

Patrik Antonius and Daniel Negreanu heads-up golf match

Daniel Negreanu and Patrik Antonius are in the midst of a large cash sum (amount unconfirmed) match of high stakes golf.

The match is taking place at TPC Summerlin. Just yesterday in his vlog Patrik said that he still "sucks at golf...but still gambles big."

Guess he didn't waste any time putting his wallet where his mouth is.

He also said that he'd never take any golfing advice from Daniel. Maybe that'll change after today? will have video footage of the match available tomorrow. In the meantime watch Erick Lindgren's legendary golf prop bet from last year's World Series of Poker.

UPDATE: Daniel was down around $85k on the front 9 but came back and is now up $55k. Developing...

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Patrik Antonius to Quit Tennis, Talks a Lot in Finnish

For Patrik Antonius' latest video blog, caught up with him away from the World Series of Poker at Bear's Best where he was playing golf with some friends. The Full Tilt poker pro talks candidly about giving up tennis this year, extreme props like Erick Lindgren's golf bet last summer, what he thinks about Daniel Negreanu's golf tips and the rest of the video was in his native tongue Finnish, which sounds Greek to us. Speaking of, Greek singer/actress/model Julia Alexandratou is all kinds of hot. Damn.

Patrik Antonius Video Blog

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WSOP News Flash – Marcel Luske Seen Wearing Jeans

(Post by Michele Lewis, a woman. Read more from Michele on her blog

Patrik Inside the WSOP Amazon Ballroom is serious business for players such as Patrik "not a hot chick" Antonius (right photo); however, step into the hallways and you will find a WSOP - Wanderer Seeking Out Pros for a light, to change 100 for a Krispy Kreme donut and whine a bad beat story to people that are looking for a light to curb the desire to buy a Krispy Kreme donut and hide from the players they owe money that whine bad beat stories. Whew, what a run-on.

Not WSOPing, I bumped into Marcel Luske who (looking suave but not Gerado Rico suave) was wearing jeans instead of a suit. Normally, I would post something really important like “Today I saw a guy wearing jeans at the WSOP” or “ I saw Phil Ivey wearing a Full Tilt hat” but this was a rare moment in poker. I had just posted Jeffrey Pollack and Luske were not wearing matching suits on Friday. Which was poker sarcasm because poker sarcasm is allowed on WCP as opposed to other sites where poker sarcasm is not allowed.

Turns out...

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Patrik Antonius Full Tilt Poker Press Conference

Right before the 2008 WSOP Event #1 ($10,000 Pot Limit Hold'em) final table began, Full Tilt Poker held a press conference to announce its signing of Patrik Antonius to a sponsorship deal.

FTP brought out its heavy hitters for the conference, as Antonius was flanked by Phil Ivey, Howard Lederer, and Chris "Jesus" Ferguson. Footage of the press conference below.

The final table for Event #1 is still going on. Antonius was eliminated in seventh, banking $124,080. As of 10pm Sunday night, only four remain with Andy Bloch still holding on to the chip lead, stacked just shy of 3 mil.

He's followed by Nenad Medic, Kathy Liebert (a woman), and short-stacked Mike Sexton.

The aforementioned Ferguson is among the current chip leaders in Day 1b of Event #3 ($1,500 NLH). The tournament set a record field with over 4,000 runners. Day 1a chip leaders included David Robertson (109,100) and Shane 'Shaniac' Schleger (89,000). We'll have a full recap of that tomorrow. A very, very undetailed and lazy recap.

Get live blogging from Poker News for both events here.

VIDEO: Patrik Antonius Full Tilt Poker press conference

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Patrik Antonius Signs Online Poker Deal with Full Tilt; Kathy Liebert Joins Poker Stars


Two big names in tournament poker have officially signed on with the two largest online poker rooms.

Today it was announced that Patrik Antonius inked a deal with Full Tilt Poker and Kathy Liebert joined team Poker Stars.

Both Antonius and Liebert will be playing at the final table of 2008 WSOP Event #1 ($10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em). Final table play begins shortly. Read our recap of Event #1 here and get live blogging of the final table here.

Read more on Patrik Antonius at Poker News here. Read Kathy Liebert's kind of sort of press release after the jump.

Catch back for's Patrik Antonius vlog in an hour or so.

UPDATE: Patrik's vlog below.

Patrik Antonius Full Tilt Poker video blog

* Photo credit

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2008 WSOP: ESPN Gets Huge Event #1 TV Final Table

2008_wsop2008 WSOP Event #1 ($10,000 Pot Limit Hold'em) played a grueling long second day but reached a final table packed with big name pros...and 21 year-old online poker phenom Mike "SowersUNCC" Sowers.

Leading the final table is the increasingly visible Andy Bloch with 2,115,000. Maybe not the most marketable cat around, Bloch has received a considerable amount of TV exposure the the past two years. In 2006 at the inaugural $50k H.O.R.S.E. event, Bloch took second, even though he generally outplayed eventual winner Chip Reese. Bloch also finished fifth at the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship last year and came in second this year.

Bloch is trailed by one-time WPT winner Nenad Medic (1,200,000) and full-time WPT host Mike Sexton.

Also at the final table is Patrik Antonius. And good timing too, as Antonius (230,000) will announce his new online poker sponsorship deal this afternoon before the final table. More details on this to come.

The rest of the final table includes the aforementioned Mike Sowers (675,000), Amit Makhija (525,000), Chris Bell (455,000), Phil Laak (425,000), and Kathy Liebert (285,000).

Get full chip counts and live blogging from Poker News here. Get Dr. Pauly's take on WSOP happenings here. And get Poker Prof's recap and more photos here.

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Patrik Antonius Video Blogging from 2008 WSOP

Nice score for

Along with Daniel Negreanu, Phil Hellmuth, David Williams, and a bunch of others, they've now added Patrik Antonius to their roster of 2008 WSOP video bloggers.

Watch Patrik's first ever vlog below.

Patrik Antonius 2008 WSOP vlog

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2008 WSOP Has Begun!

2008 World Series of Poker has begun at the Rio
The above photo is from the 2006 WSOP Main Event and will serve as a good placeholder until we get something else for this

The 2008 WSOP is underway with the $10k PLH. VERY early chip leaders include Edwin James Olmos Eli Elezra, Jennifer Harman, and our favorite scarf-wearing Euro Dario Minieri. Get chip counts here.

Dancing with the Stars' Shannon Elizabeth must've busted in record time as we saw her getting into a car (sans Derek Hough) about 30 mins after cards were dealt.

Some other random notes:

:: We'll have video footage from the Bluff Magazine 2008 World Series of Poker Kick-Off Party at Tao Las Vegas up in about an hour...

:: well as Patrik Antonius' first ever video blog.

:: ESPN Poker Club honcho Andrew Feldman has a much better write-up of the 2008 WSOP Fantasy Draft than our live blogging of the "event." (video of this for some reason coming next week)

:: And Gary Wise has his top stories to watch for at the 2008 WSOP.

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Poker News Looking 'Sexiest' with Megan Fox

Poker news brought to you by FHM's Sexiest Megan FoxMegan Fox, the tattooedly hot actress from Transformers who is bizarrely banging that dude who dated Donna on the show 90210 which your parents' parents used to watch back in the 20th century, has been voted FHM's Sexiest Woman of 2008. The perennially pretty Jessica Alba and our favorite top dropper Keeley Hazell finished 2nd and 3rd, respectively. A bunch of other chicks you'd toss your girlfriend aside for round out the top 100. Check out the list here. Check out Fox looking stunningly hot in various states of undress below. One of the pics btw is of a short Mexican cop on the Sunsent Strip ... see if you can figure out which one it is.

Some sort of newsy poker links for you . . .

:: We aren't the only really goodlooking guys surprised that Doyle Brunson is a blogger (Click here and here)

:: Apparently Phil Hellmuth can't see too well into Guy Laliberte's soul (Click here)

:: We aren't the only poker news-ers who write about Shannon Elizabeth on Dancing with the Stars (Click here)

:: If you live wherever it is WTVY News 4 airs, you should play this poker tournament to support our troops (Click here)

:: License plate poker . . . genius! (Click here)

:: Who dunnit? Poker pro son is suspect in poker pro's father murder (Click here)

:: Friendly poker games won't be legal anytime soon in that state with the palmetto tree and Islamic-y looking crescent moon silhouette logo people annoyingly like to wear all around the south (Click here)

:: Maine's Governor John Baldacci hates charity poker games (Click here)


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This Girl is Playing the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo

Alexia Portal is among the poker players at the EPT Grand Final Monte CarloAlexia Portal, the cute, often naked-in-movies French actress from our "This Girl is Playing the EPT Dublin" and "This Girl is Playing the EPT Polish Open" posts, is playing the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo. Last we checked over at, Portal was up above the hundy k mark with 104,400. The photo to the right of her is a grab from some foreigny interview she did last summer on Lake Mead with Fabrice Solier (view video here).

A quick update from Day 2 of the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo . . .

Norwegian Johnny Lodden, the guy who reportedly got Trojan'd out of some serious euros, has the most chips right now at just over 200,000. Woody Deck is on the rise with 123k and some guy with 108k has the ridiculous first name Uffe.

Patrik Antonius, Juha Helppi, Vicky Coren, a woman, and Noah Boeken have all been eliminated on Day 2 of the EPT Grand Final.

Also gone today is Team PokerStars Daniel Negreanu, who was so confident he was going to win the tournament he already had shirts made celebrating his victory, or at least that's what he jokingly told the growing-on-us cute Kara Scott in the video below. Otis, or someone in MC, tell Kara the Entities say hello.

Watch video on YouTube here.

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Everyone Thinks Doyle Will Win

The much ballyhooed high-stakes heads-up match between Doyle Brunson and Patrik Antonius is getting nearer, and most everyone we talk to thinks that Texas Dolly has a decided edge. Doyle gets to pick the games, and he will likely stay away from Antonius' specialties: no-limit hold'em and pot limit Omaha.

With 10 games of poker to play at over 7 figures per game, someone could get a major hurting put on them.

Hear what David Williams, Jennifer Harman and Doyle himself have to say about the match in the video below.

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