When you think of the "Big Game" and poker, you probably think of the big game at the Bellagio, where players like Phil Ivey, Barry Greenstein and Doyle Brunson sit around the table for hours, playing a variety of mixed games including O8, PLO and No Limit Hold'em.
However, if you want action, and more importantly, if you want to watch the action, you need to download Full Tilt Poker immediately and railbird some of the high limit No Limit Hold'em and Pot Limit Omaha games. Some of the swings in these games would put the swings in the "Big Game" at the Bellagio to shame.
The recent large swings on Full Tilt Poker haven't really come from the big name players, they have come from some of the up and coming online poker stars.
The recipient of the biggest beating as of late has been Patrik Antonius. Is the birth of his new child distracting Antonius perhaps? He has taken a beating over the past few weeks, dropping substantial amounts of money (read, hundreds of thousands of dollars) to "IDreamofJenna" in a session, and then quickly dropping another couple hundred thousands to Brian "sbrugby" Townsend.
Antonius, clearly tilted from almost busting "IDreamofJenna" and then losing hundreds of thousands of dollars, ended up making several ill-advised bluffs against Townsend, and paying the price for it.
Speaking of Townsend, he has been on a big run himself as of late. Perhaps he is still smarting from being excluded from the fourth season of High Stakes Poker.
Ozzy87 has made a comeback as well after being absent from the big games for a few weeks.
Grimmstar has also been destroying the high limit games on both Poker Stars and Full Tilt Poker. Grimmstar is a heads up specialist, and is unafraid to tangle with even the biggest players, including David Benyamine.
With the Bellagio Cup and World Series of Poker quickly approaching, these high limit players will bust out from these tournaments and then head to Full Tilt Poker and take out their frustrations on their fellow players, which should make for some very entertaining late night poker sessions.
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