Patrik Antonius is an ice cool cash game specialist who fears nobody in the poker world
Name: Patrik Antonius
DOB: 13th December 1980
Tournament winnings: $2.8m
Nicknames: PA, The Flying Finn, Adonis
Greatest moment: Winning nearly $9m in online cash games in 2009
Patrik Antonius began playing live games in Helsinki casinos but it was online where the former tennis prospect and model built his bankroll and became an icon. He was trained early in his career by Marcel Luske and later took tips from Jennifer Harman.
In 2005 Antonius found fame and fortune with some fantastic live tournament results totalling $1.7m, including an EPT victory and numerous final tables. The year was capped by a runner-up finish in the WPT 5 Diamond World Poker Classic for just over $1m.
Patrik earns his living these days playing cash poker for increasingly huge stakes. The Finn is as adept in Bobby’s Room playing limit Seven-card Stud as he is online playing heads-up No Limit Hold’em. According to HighStakesDB in 2009 he amassed an incredible $9m in online cash winnings.
Patrik has also been involved in multiple record breaking pots including the largest in online history when he won $1,356,947 pot against Isildur1. Antonius is a regular on High Stakes Poker and was involved in a huge pot on that show against Sammy Farha, winning three quarters of a $998,800 pot when they ran it four times.
More recently he’s been involved playing Tom ‘durrrr’ Dwan in the online Durrrr Challenge. They are to play 50,000 hands online, 4-tabling heads-up Hold’em or Omaha at $200/$400 or higher. PA is putting up $500k plus losses compared to durrrr’s $1.5m.With 33,000 hands gone, Antonius is down a huge $1.8m.