Archive for September, 2009

Ok we love online poker and we talked about it and why we love playing poker
on the Web. You can check our pages about Texas Hold’em poker and our reviews.

The thing is that we got a lot of inspiration and motivation to get better players
thanks to one of our idol Patrik Antonius. Patrik is a superstar of the game of poker,
both in live settings and at online poker. So here is a little bit of history about Patrik and the game of poker.

First let us be clear. As we said at other pages our favorite online poker room is Party Poker. But Patrik Antonius is a member of the exclusive team at Full Tilt Poker. No big deal, we play there occasionally as well, as this is a great place for poker as well.

Antonius was born and raised in Finland. As a teenager, his goal was to become a professional tennis player before turning his attention to poker. Antonius burst onto the international poker scene in 2005 when he finished six times in the top 15 at major tournament events that year. This included a third place at the EPT Barcelona, a second place in the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic and two wins, the Championship of Scandinavia and the EPT Baden Classic.

Antonius gains amounted to 1.7 million in 2005. That same year he was named “Best Hope 2005″ at the European Poker Awards. Antonius became the 14th member of Team Full Tilt, the first player to be added individually since Allen Cunningham in October 2006. The other member of the Team are Howard Lederer, Phil Ivey, Chris “Jesus” Ferguson, John Juanda, Jennifer Harman, Phil Gordon, Erick Lindgren, Erik Seidel, Andy Bloch, Mike Matusow, Gus Hansen, Allen Cunningham and Tom “durrrr” Dwan. A great bunch
of poker friends.