Poker Stories is a long-form audio podcast collection that options informal interviews with a number of the recreation’s finest gamers and personalities. Each episode highlights a widely known member of the poker world and dives deep into their favourite tales each on and off the felt.
Patrik Antonius began taking part in on-line poker in 1999, and was nearly instantly competing on the highest-stakes obtainable. The Finnish professional then broke out on the match circuit in 2005, profitable an EPT predominant occasion and ending second within the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic for $1.04 million. Although he has at all times most well-liked money video games to tournaments, the previous tennis standout and mannequin has nonetheless managed to rack up $12 million in dwell match earnings throughout his profession, together with the $3.1 million he banked for ending runner-up on the 2018 Super High Roller Bowl China.
Antonius is maybe finest identified for his success in nosebleed-stakes money video games, and holds a variety of information. In 2009, he received the most important recorded pot in on-line poker historical past, scooping $1.376 million in a hand of pot-limit Omaha in opposition to Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom. In reality, Antonius was concerned in 4 of the highest 10 arms ever, and likewise has the file on the TV exhibits Poker After Dark and High Stakes Poker. At the top of 2020, the 40-year-old was nominated for the Poker Hall of Fame.
In an effort to assist develop the sport that gave him a lot, Antonius has co-founded FLOP, or First Land of Poker, an app that connects the poker neighborhood all around the world and permits them to search out video games and different gamers. The all-in-one platform options chat, studying instruments, and even a session tracker. Download the app without spending a dime immediately on both the Android Google Play retailer or Apple iOS.
Highlights from this interview embody rising up in Finland, transferring from tennis to poker, profitable a match on his first journey to the on line casino, constructing a bankroll with relentless aggression, journal gross sales to modeling, army or jail, taking part in within the largest video games, record-breaking pots, money video games over tournaments, what makes somebody worthy of the Poker Hall of Fame, being an envoy for the sport, six-figure sports activities bets, high-stakes golf with Phil Ivey, being ‘the Brad Pitt of Poker,’ and steak cravings.
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