The Biggest Online Poker Hand in History, Last Year-20??

Sunday Morning Video

by , Jan 2, 2010 | 10:59 pm

Sure, we know Isildur1 was like sooo 2009, but couldn’t help starting the new year checking out this breakdown of the biggest online poker hand in history. The video replay (with decent commentary) includes the two hands of Pot-Limit Omaha that led up to $1.3 million going in on the flop between the mystery Swede and Patrik Antonius on Full Tilt:


A few other interesting links of late:

The upcoming LAPC is the best tourney-fest since sliced bread/the WSOP?

A guy who could pass for Phil Ivey’s dad at a Bob Marley concert.

NBAers Gilbert Arenas and Javaris Crittenton draw guns in what could be a standoff over poker debts?

Bill Rini has a well-thought-out response to the datamining issues raised by Beanie’s Pokerati op-ed.

4 Comments to “The Biggest Online Poker Hand in History, Last Year-20??”

  1. BJ Nemeth

    What does “Last Year – 20??” mean? Are you trying to show a duration, like from 2009 to some unknown date in the future? Isn’t that already covered by “biggest in history”?

    This title really confuses me.

  2. DanM

    BJ, you should know by now I take great pleasure in confusing you. But yes, your read is right … I’m trying to imply it’s currently the biggest in history — but how long will that designation last?

  3. BJ Nemeth

    The “Last Year” part is what’s really confusing, because it’s not in numeral form. (I first read it as a question: “Last year minus 20?”)

    It would have made more sense if you had written “2009-20??”

    It would have made even more sense if you had written “1998-20??” because Wikipedia claims the first real-money game of online poker was dealt on January 1, 1998.

    Have I overanalyzed this minutiae enough yet?

  4. BJ Nemeth

    Apparently, I haven’t finished overanalyzing it yet.

    The “20??” is also very confusing. I think it reads easier if you just use a question mark to indicate a potential future date. 1998-? is much more standard, and makes a lot more sense.

    If you insist, you could use four question marks, showing 1998-????