Patrik Antonius

Patrik Antonius

Patrik Antonius

323 global poker index

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$17,206,343 total poker live earnings

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Profile

name
Patrik Antonius
Nationality
Finland
GPI Rank
323
WPT Wins
0
total poker live earnings
$17,206,343

Biography

Patrik Antonius is a Finnish professional poker player. With over $13,000,000 in career earnings he made a name for himself as one of the best high-stakes online poker players in the world, competing against Tom Dwan in the infamous 2009 Durrrr Challenge.

He also won the European Poker Tour Baden Main Event in 2005.

In 2023, Antonius made headlines for winning a $1,978,000 cash game pot the largest ever broadcast on a US live stream.

“I’ve always felt very comfortable (on camera) and enjoyed playing streams (and) televised poker, especially cash games,” Antonius told PokerNews in 2023. “Those are really fun things to play, what can I say.”

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Background

Antonius was born in 1980. He started playing poker at a very young age with his friends. He was also a very promising tennis player, but suffered a severe back injury as a teenager and was out of the training for a year and a half. It was at that time when he started taking poker seriously playing $50 games with his buddies. When he turned 18 Antonius took his game to the local casino.

Although Antonius pursued his tennis career after the injury, a few years later he suffered another one and was forced to give up his dream of becoming a tennis superstar. In search of a new path in life he tried a number of other things including modeling, waiting tables, selling products door-to-door coaching tennis, but nothing caught up to him. Nothing except poker.

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Poker Career

Antonius began his poker career in the early 2000s and it wasn’t long before he recorded back-to-back six-figure scores on the European Poker Tour. Shortly after winning the Scandinavian Poker Championships n Stockholm, he finished third in the EPT Barcelona Main Event in 2005 for 117,000 and then took down the EPT Baden Main Event one month later for 288,180.

Patrik Antonius: Changing the Game

2005 was an incredible year for the Finn, finishing second in the Five Diamond World Poker Classic in Las Vegas that December for $1,046,470. Antonius’ most recent cash under the WPT umbrella came in 2021, where he finished in second place to one and only Phil Ivey in the WPT Heads Up Championship which played out on the online felt. Antonius collected the $200,000 runners-up prize while Ivey pocketed the $400,000 up top.

This success would see him gain notoriety in the poker world, and Antonius would make regular appearances on Poker After Dark, Poker Million and Late Night Poker throughout the poker boom in the late 2000s.

The first time Antonius finished in the money at the World Series of Poker was in 2005. He cashed in total of three events that year collecting almost $21,000 in winnings. Then in 2006, he added another five cashes. His best result that year was the 9th place finish at the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. event for which Antonius collected just over $200,000. In 2007 he scored his best WSOP result to date finishing third in the $10,000 World Championship Pot-Limit Omaha for more than $300,000.

Antonius made another WSOP final table in 2008 placing seventh in the $10,000 World Championship Pot-Limit Hold’em for more than $120,000. Then in 2011, he scored a ninth-place finish at the WSOP Europe 10,000 Main Event in Cannes, France collecting 90,000.

Antonius would have to wait until 2012 for his next seven-figure score, finishing second to Phil Ivey in the Aussie Millions A$250,000 Challenge for A$1,200,000. The Finn would become a familiar face in Melbourne, returning in 2013 to finish third in the Aussie Millions Main Event for A$600,000, and final-tabling the A$100,000 Challenge in 2014 for A$700,000.

The largest cash of Antonius’ entire career came in March 2018 with a runner-up finishing the Super High Rolller Bowl China in Macau. He took home HK$24,735,000 approximately $3,100,000 after losing out to Justin Bonomo heads-up.

Following the resumption of live poker after the coronavirus pandemic, Antonius regularly frequented the Triton Poker Series, cashing in stops in Madrid and Cyprus. He had four top-ten finishes in Madrid, while he won an event in Cyprus for $825,000.

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2023 PokerStars EPT Barcelona10,300 EPT High Roller 28th €25,550
2023 PokerStars EPT Barcelona5,300 EPT Main Event 54th €27,250
2023 World Series of PokerEvent #76: $10,000 WSOP Main Event World Championship 587th $32,500
2023 PokerStars EPT Monte Carlo25,000 EPT High Roller 23rd €57,600
2022 PokerStars EPT Barcelona25,000 Single-Day High Roller II 9th €75,850
2022 PokerStars EPT Barcelona25,000 Single-Day High Roller I 11th €48,020
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet EventsEvent #78: $1,000 Turbo No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed 267th $2,108
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet EventsEvent #63: $500 Mini Main Event, $5M GTD 384th $3,037
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet EventsEvent #62: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha 19th $69,825
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet EventsEvent #60: $525 Bounty No Limit Hold’em 6-Handed 231st $850
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet EventsEvent #51: $400 Pot Limit Omaha 144th $1,096
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet EventsEvent #48: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER, $5M GTD, $1M to 1st 485th $2,859
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet EventsEvent #42: $400 PLOSSUS [Day 2], $1M GTD 359th $1,166
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet EventsEvent #41: $400 COLOSSUS [Day 2], $3M GTD 1066th $1,011
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet EventsEvent #40: $2,500 Pot Limit Omaha 48th $5,877
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet EventsEvent #33: $1,111 Every 1 for Covid Relief [Caesars Cares] 119th $3,116
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet EventsEvent #36: $1,500 FIFTY STACK No Limit Hold’em 14th $12,052
2019 PokerStars.es EPT Barcelona10,300 EPT High Roller 60th €19,380
2019 PokerStars.es EPT Barcelona5,300 EPT Main Event 221st €10,030
2019 PokerStars and Monte-CarloCasino EPT5,300 EPT Main Event 35th €17,310
2019 The Patrik Antonius Poker Challenge10,200 Championship Event 1st €78,100
2018 PokerStars EPT Prague5,300 EPT Main Event 52nd €17,540
2018 PokerStars EPT Prague10,300 EPT High Roller 37th €17,330
2018 PokerStars.es EPT BarcelonaMain Event 196th €9,740
2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Russia3,000,000 Triton Poker High Roller 4th 15,000,000 RUB
2018 World Series of PokerEvent #65: $10,000 No-Limit Hold’em MAIN EVENT - World Championship 814th $18,340
2018 PokerStars and Monte-CarloCasino EPTMain Event 6th €139,050
2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona50K Super High Roller 3rd €400,000
2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany25,000 Super High Roller 1st €425,000
2017 PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo CasinoMain Event 79th €9,540
2015 PokerStars.com EPT Season 12 Barcelona5,300 Main Event 71st €18,320
2014 Aussie Millions$100,000 Challenge 5th 700,000 AUD
2013 PokerStars.com EPT London50,000 Super High Roller 8th £109,455
2013 Aussie Millions$10,000 Main Event 3rd 600,000 AUD
The 2012 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo Casino EPT Grand Final100,000 Super High Roller 4th €443,000
2012 Aussie Millions$250,000 Super High Roller 2nd 1,200,000 AUD
2011 World Series of Poker EuropeEvent #7: 10,400 Main Event Championship 9th €90,000
2011 Aussie MillionsEvent #9: Aussie Millions Main Event 8th 130,000 AUD
2011 Aussie MillionsFull Tilt Poker $25,000 Shootout Invitational 5th 40,000 AUD
2009 Aussie MillionsEvent 9 - $10,500 Aussie Millions Main Event 41st 20,000 AUD
2008 World Series of PokerEvent 4 - $5,000 Mixed Hold’em (Limit/No Limit) 27th $12,483
2008 World Series of PokerEvent 1 - $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold’em World Championship th $124,080
2007 World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE)Event 3 - 10,000 No-Limit Holdem Main Event 29th £27,150
2007 World Series of PokerEvent 50 - $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha 3rd $311,394
WPT $25,000 Championship - BellagioWPT Championship Main Event 52nd $46,410
2007 Aussie Millions Crown Casino Poker ChampionshipEvent 9 - $10,500 Main Event 13th $90,000