Online poker has exploded over the last couple of years and it is not going away anytime soon. Many of the better-known pros are staying at home to participate in online poker as a substitute for the casino. On any given evening you can see Phil Ivey, Mike Matusow, or Gus Hansen participating in net poker at Full Tilt. Patrik Antonius who goes by the user name of Luigi66369 dominates the large stakes cash games on the web. He will regularly sit with sixty thousand dollars at the 300/600NL tables waiting for someone to compete with him. Normally Phil Ivey or some better known online pro will step up and compete with Antonius one on one for a bit of cash. Antonius and Ivey have defeated any challengers that have stepped up to them in the last couple of months. Pots that surpass one hundred thousand dollars are a regular occurrence and they are only growing largerare not getting any smaller.
John Juanda can also be found playing the 50/100 NL games with a max buy-in of then thousand dollars. Juanda may be one of the more consistent players at the tables. He always appears to be up twenty to thirty grand by the time the game ends. If you like drama, make sure to stop by and watch Mike "The Mouth" Matusow up to his normal buffoonery. Mike makes sure to talk to observersand will regularly inform his opponents how great he is at playing poker. Mike is known for displaying massive ten thousand dollar bluffs on the river holding seven high. Gus Hansen also makes normal appearances on the higher limit Omaha games. Internet poker has brought the big game right onto your computer. No longer do you need to wait for poker shows to air on tv. Each evening, there is a huge cash game being played on the internet. These players are betting homes on every turn of the card. Watching these pros gamble will improve your poker skills.