Antonius Takes $192k Beating

Patrik Antonius
Patrik Antonius

Patrik Antonius finally had a bad day at the highest stakes games on Full Tilt Poker.

Antonius, who has been dominating online poker since Full Tilt and PokerStars left the U.S. market, played 250 hands of $500/$1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha against his close friend Gus Hansen.

Unlike Antonius, Hansen has had some challenges since online poker's Black Friday and was in the midst of an extended downswing.

Last night the tables were turned, however, and Hansen raked several huge pots from Antonius and ended up doing $192k worth of damage.

Unfortunately for the Great Dane, he decided to keep playing after Antonius left and he donated nearly $100k to DrugsOrMe. He still escaped with $97k in profit at the end of the night.

With the victory Hansen moved back up to $2.8 million in profit in 2011. He is still far-and-away the biggest winner of the year.

Antonius dropped down to $1.58 million but he remains one of the top five winners this year.

The high-stakes games were buzzing last night and FinnishNightmre was technically the biggest winner pulling in $106k.

Limit specialist O Fortuna PLS won $62k and is now up over $1 million in 2011.

Some of the other notable winners included Boca do Acre (+$61k), BiatchPeople (+$59k) and XWINK (+$52k).

XWINK, who is rumored to be a Canadian poker pro, continues to be one of the most compelling online stories since losing over $1 million in one day.

After putting in some huge volume at the smaller stakes, he appears nearly ready to hit the high stakes once again.

Antonius was most-well-known player in the losing column last night but he had some company as insyder19 (-$59k), Himan33 (-$58k), Cinderella03 (-$52k) and insyderrr (-$50k) all lost thousands.

For more information on the high stakes games from last night be sure to check our online poker stats section.

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