Antonius, Isildur1 hit record $1.3 million pot

Patrik Antonius
Patrik Antonius became the winner of the largest pot in online poker history twice in the same week.

For the second time in less than a week, Patrik Antonius and unknown online high-stakes Swede Isildur1 have set a new record for the largest pot in online poker history - this time at $1.3 million.

In fact, in an epic session on the Full Tilt tables Saturday night, squaring off against both Antonius and Phil Ivey, Isildur1 found himself involved in five of the six largest pots ever played online, all over $800,000.

Antonius and Isildur1 set the mark for the largest pot ever recorded online at $878,959 on Nov. 16, smashing the previous record of $723,000 set by Tom "durrrr" Dwan and Di "Urindanger" Dang in October 2008.

In another session Friday, the two played what was then the second- and third-largest pots in online poker history at $783,985 and $774,910 respectively.

But Saturday on the Pot-Limit Omaha tables, they put all that to shame.

Almost half an hour after playing an $815k pot to set a new mark for the second-largest pot ever played online, Isildur1 woke up with 9 8 7 6 and Antonius held A K K 3.

Isildur1 opened up with a raise, Antonius three-bet and Isildur1 made it four. Antonius five-bet to $81k and the Swede made the call.

The flop came out 5 4 2 and Antonius had flopped the wheel. Isildur1 had the open-ender and when Antonius led out for $91,000, he potted it to $435,000.

Antonius re-potted to $779,000, which covered Isildur1. Isildur made the call for his stack, creating a $1,356,947 pot and breaking the seven-figure mark for the first time ever online.

The 5 turn and 9 river were bricks for Isildur1 and, just like he did five days ago, Antonius raked the largest pot in online poker history.

Less than 10 minutes later, Isildur1 took an $827,960 pot from Ivey when he rivered a higher straight against the one he'd turned. He gave that back less than two hours later, losing an $832,940 pot when Ivey turned a flush against his set.

Those two pots set the marks for the third- and fourth-largest pots in online history.

Antonius also dragged an $810,984 pot from the clutches of Isildur1 within a half an hour of setting the record, rivering a straight against his kings - all told beating him out of $2.1 million in a 4,470-hand PLO session.

Meanwhile, Ivey raked $1.2 million from Isildur1 playing both PLO and No-Limit Hold'em to knock the Swede's profits down to just $750k on the year.

After bursting on the high-stakes scene this past September and taking over $3 million from durrrr, Isildur1's profits hit a $5 million dollar peak Nov. 15.

Now it would seem he's all but done.

Below are the three largest pots of the night - the biggest in online history and the third and fourth largest. To see them all head to MarketPulse.


It really doesn't get any bigger.


The new and improved third largest in history.


Straight over straight for the fourth biggest pot ever

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jim 2009-11-25 01:53:00

luckily isildur won the fourt biggest pot.

i like antonious's 1.9 million dollar stack

DaMatrix 2009-11-23 23:47:00


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