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Antonius Owns Cao, Wins $900k
Patrik Antonius didn’t pull any punches on Full Tilt last night and posted an epic $900k victory.
Apparently Antonius was in the mood for online poker as the Finnish pro recorded a marathon 2,218-hand session against Rui Cao and Gus Hansen.
Antonius took on both players at $500/$1,000 heads-up PLO and absolutely dominated Cao.
Cao, who was born in China but currently lives in France, had been on a great run this year with nearly $1 million in profit.
Antonius put a stop to that, eventually dragging over $700k from Cao.
For his part Hansen actually put up a good fight against his fellow Team Full Tilt member. The Great Dane ended up taking $150k from Antonius before they both left to take on several players at Omaha Hi-Lo $3,000/$6,000.
Antonius and Hansen were both successful in those games and added to their overall profit for the night.
In the end Antonius finished with an even $900k in profit while Hansen finished with nearly $300k in winnings. It’s been several weeks since an online player even approached winning $1 million in one day on Full Tilt.
Antonius, far away the best player since online poker’s Black Friday, is now up a total of $2.8 million and has officially passed Hansen as the biggest winner on the year. Hansen is holding steady at $2.7 million in profit.
Meanwhile Cao ended up losing a total of $737k and has some serious work ahead of him if he wants to continue playing the high stakes games on Full Tilt.
The rest of the high stakes online scene was relatively quiet with Sebastian Ruthenberg winning $109k on PokerStars while Evsedra (-$206k) and Finnishnightmre (-$172k) were the big losers on Full Tilt thanks to those $3k/$6k Omaha Hi-Lo games against Antonius and Hansen.
Viktor “Isildur1” Blom, who had a big $183k win on PokerStars yesterday, played a huge session against gavz101 that saw him go down by more than $140k but then battle back and finish almost even, losing just $15,000.
For more information on the high stakes games from last night be sure to check our online poker stats section.