Antonius issues challenge to top online players

Patrik Antonius
Patrik is practically begging for some online heads-up action.

One would think Patrik Antonius would be getting plenty of action at the 2008 World Series of Poker and with his golf bets on the side, but now he's issued a challenge to online poker players for some more action.

In his blog, Antonius challenged some of the top online players to heads-up matches at Full Tilt Poker.

"I would like to issue a little challenge to a few online players who have been very successful at the biggest games online the past few months," Antonius wrote. "All they do is hide behind their computer screens, scared to play anyone they think is any good."

Antonius said he hasn't played No-Limit Heads-Up at Full Tilt Poker for a long time, and some of the top names in the online game have refused to play against him.

"Durrrr, OMGClayAiken, trex313, Urindanger, I am looking for action and I want a chance to play against the best," Antonius wrote. "I will play any of you in any game on Full Tilt. I will be waiting; hopefully you're up for the challenge."

Tom "durrrr" Dwan is said to be one of the biggest cash-game players online. The word on the net is that he's earned more than $2 million online, and fans can check out his stats in the MarketPulse section.

Now that Dwan is 21, he's also taking the live poker world by storm. He's made the final table of two WSOP events so far to add to two in-the-money finishes at the Aussie Millions and a ninth-place World Poker Tour finish.

Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond is known in the online poker community for his high-stakes play. It's not unusual to see the Maryland native betting hundreds of thousands of dollars online on a daily basis.

Though he hasn't made much of a splash yet this year, Galfold had two cashes in the WSOP in 2007 and two in 2006 as well.

Di Dang and Hac Dang, brothers, are the owners of the trex313 and Urindanger online identities. They make their living playing some of the highest stakes around on Full Tilt Poker, but they haven't yet dipped their toes into the money of the major tournament world.

Poker fans may want to keep their eyes glued to full tilt to see if any of these players will rise to Antonius' challenge. There could be some heads-up fireworks on the poker site in the near future.

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