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Antonius Grabs Back $577k
Just about every big name in online poker was at the high-stakes tables on Super Bowl Sunday, but in the end it was Patrik Antonius who booked the top spot with a $577k win.
Antonius's first match started in the early morning hours Sunday on his personal $500/$1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha table against world1969.
Rumored to be Johnny "World" Hennigan, world1969 lasted only 16 hands against Antonius before losing a $212k pot and leaving the match down $191k.
Antonius then turned his attention to 7-Game, where he made an additional $385,000. With $1.4 million in losses, Antonius is now the second biggest loser on the year, less than $2,000 ahead of Brian Townsend.
Tom "durrrr" Dwan played two big-money sessions yesterday as well. The first, at $100/$200 PLO against Townsend, ended after 76 hands and Townsend had lost $133k, the majority of his $164k total loss on the day.
Dwan tried to continue his run-good at 7-Game only to lose $141k, finishing the day down $7,723.
Phil Ivey also showed up for a short session, playing 123 hands of PLO and 190 hands of 7-Game. After losing half of his PLO profits in the mixed games, Ivey finished the day up $36k.
In the meantime, Alexander "PostflopAction" Kostritsyn continued to crush the 7-Game tables, making $332k in a 905 hand session Sunday. This puts the Russian pro up to over $2 million in earnings on the year.
At press time, Kostritsyn sits in second place for the year's top earner, $500k behind Cole South.
Some of the other big names to get in a few hands yesterday included Gus Hansen (-$189k), Ashton "theASHMAN103" Griffin ($78k), Hac "trex313" Dang (-$67k) and Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond ($16k).
Below are three of the largest pots of the day. Head to MarketPulse to see more.