So amongst the rumor mill is an outstanding challenge that Patrik Antonius has posed to Doyle Brunson. 7-10 games, at 7 figure stakes, and Doyle gets to pick the games. Yikes. Apparently, the drama spawned from a quote taken out of context from Doyle that he’d swim a river to play any of the internet players. Patrik can certainly play in both arenas, and Doyle has acknowledged as much.
Patrik is a monster playing NL HU and PLO, but ANY game? I dunno, Doyle is a legend that probably invented half the card games out there – I think he’s got the edge here.
This is Doyles take (from his blog):
I think he made a mistake when he said, “I’ll play him any game for any amount.” I’ve got 7-10 different games, all of which I’ve played in Las Vegas casinos for high stakes, that I’m willing to commit to for at least a seven figure match. There will be no animosity between us; we are both pros who love a good gamble. It will be interesting if he accepts and I’m sure we will both have a great time playing.
Here’s what some of the other pro’s think:
Why doesn’t some producer get all over this – sounds like a pay-per-view event to me.