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Antonius Owns Weekend for $560k
Patrik Antonius continued his all-out assault on the Full Tilt high stakes games while an old favorite returned to the virtual felt last night.
Antonius only played 388 hands this weekend but he still managed to tear up Gus Hansen in heads-up $300/$600 PLO and destroy another 6-Max $300/$600 PLO session that included NoPasaran, skjervoy, LokoIsBack and FinnishNightmre.
Since Full Tilt officially left the U.S. market, Antonius has undoubtedly been the best player on the site and is up nearly $1.5 million in that time span.
Perhaps a bigger surprise this weekend was the return of XWINK. The unidentified online player, who is rumored to be from Canada, played over 6,000 hands of high stakes PLO this weekend and won $263k.
XWINK is renowned for spinning his bankroll up from a few thousand to over a million and then crashing back down.
It may be more difficult for XWINK to burn through his entire roll this time around with no U.S. players on the site.
Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies was another one of the huge winners this weekend, pulling in $137k.
Finnish players in general have absolutely dominant on Full Tilt since online poker’s Black Friday. Antonius, Ziigmund, Jens “Ingenious89” Kyllonen and FinnishNightmre have won millions in the last week.
Meanwhile noted German Limit specialist O Fortuna PLS was the biggest loser this weekend, dropping $217k. Peter Jetten (-$134k) and ronnyr37617 (-$181k) were also amongst the top five biggest losers.
In other high stakes news Viktor “Isildur1” Blom actually completed another edition of the SuperStar Showdown on PokerStars last night.
Instead of an actual pro, Blom was merely taking on another online qualifier, this time from Poland. The player, who had the screen name Mastermixus, put up a good fight but after 2,500 hands of $5/$10 No-Limit Hold'em Blom was ahead $1,279.
PokerStars has yet to announce another challenger for Blom in the SuperStar Showdown but there’s a good chance the player will not be from the U.S.
For more information on the high stakes games from last night be sure to check our online poker stats section.