Doyles response to Patrick Antonius
Recently I posted a thread about Patrick Antonius calling out Doyle Brunson in a cardplayer magazine interveiw and I have been searching and waiting for Doyle to respond and Finally I found it on the pokerroad.com
and here it is for all of you to enjoy
It is amazing how things can be taken out of context. I saw in Cardplayer Magazine where Patrik Antonius said that someone told him Doyle Brunson said he would swim a river to play Patrik. I donít remember exactly; I could have said I would swim a river to play the internet stars in a real cash game. I certainly never used Patrikís name but he made a challenge to play me any game for any amount. Iíll get to that in a moment.
I feel that there are only a few of todayís players who could have competed on the old ĎTexas Circuití cash games. There was a very tough nucleus of pros that kept the games going. Itís funny; Patrik is one of the players I would have named that would have fit in with the old days. He has the style, love of poker, instinct, and the gambling mentality that it takes to compete in high stakes games. So I would never have singled him out to play.
Patrik said he has asked me to play in Bobbyís Room which may be true. If he did, Iím sure I did say no because I donít like to play anyone heads up, particularly a tough player. Pug Pearson used to always say, ďIf you are so good, why donít you and me play two handed?Ē I never played him because, as I told him, what difference does it make, our games arenít heads up games? I think I can play two handed very well but it doesnít make sense to me when you can get softer players in a full game.
I really like Patrik and I think he is a great player, but he cast the gauntlet and Iím prepared to do battle. So, I accept his challenge.
I think he made a mistake when he said, ďIíll play him any game for any amount.Ē Iíve got 7-10 different games, all of which Iíve played in Las Vegas casinos
for high stakes, that Iím 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 Iím sure we will both have a great time playing.
It is only two more days and Iím off to Dublin for the Irish Open. I played in that great city some 20-25 years ago. It might have been the first Irish Open. That was where Todd picked up his name, ďThe Dark HorseĒ, from the Irish Press; come to think of it. Todd was eighteen years old so it was nineteen years ago. Todd and Louise are going with me again this time. I remember the great homemade soups and brown bread being served in all the restaurants. Iíll be gone for almost two weeks and Iíll try to update my blog from Ireland