Published on March 30th, 2007 8:15 pm EST

How about this for a life scenario. You are a multi-millionaire, young, have supermodel good looks, legions of fans and travel the world playing a game that you love. Envious yet? This is the life of Patrik Antonius, one of poker's brightest young stars.

Patrik is an absolutely lethal player, who is good enough to occasional sit in at the "Big Game" in Las Vegas. He is extremely aggressive, as you can easily see if you watch him play online, under any one of his aliases, including "allthewomen", "I_Knockout_U" or "Luigi66369." Whatever alias he is playing under, Antonius is just plain good.

Watch how Antonius played at this year's Monte Carlo EPT tournament. Extremely aggressive, and he constantly kept his opponents on their toes, raising with hands like 3/5 offsuit, calling raises with aces; he is just completely unpredictable, and has a certain mystique about him. Players are legitimately scared to play against him. You can often see Antonius with multi buy-in stacks in the biggest No Limit Hold'em and Pot Limit Omaha games on Full Tilt Poker.

Antonius was a former teach coach turned poker player. I am sure that Antonius is happy with his new career choice. Antonius is one of the few younger players out there that I would say is a tremendously well-rounded player, in the mold of Barry Greenstein. Not only is Antonius skilled at No Limit Hold'em and Pot Limit Omaha, but he is also one of the best heads up Limit players online, as well as being skilled at Omaha H/L and HORSE.

Next time you see Antonius on the tables at Full Tilt Poker, I would do anything to avoid him. Antonius is scary good.


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