Antonius Tops Weekend High-Stakes Action

Patrik Antonius, Ilari Sahamies
Antonius and Sahamies doing what they do best.

Despite only playing a single session Friday night, Patrik Antonius was the weekend's biggest high-stakes winner online, up just over $378k.

The Finn's win came from 239 hands of $300/$600 Pot-Limit Omaha with Brian Hastings.

After a little over two hours of play, Antonius left the tables with his profit, not to return besides six un-eventful hands Sunday night.

Friday had begun according to plan for Hastings after he made $114,898 playing 125 hands of $200/$400 Cap-PLO. He parlayed his profit into a heads-up match against Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies, making another $211k from a mix of $200/$400 and $300/$600 PLO.

But Hastings' session with Antonius would be enough to negate his profits, finishing Friday down $52,231. He logged off and did not to return to Full Tilt for the rest of the weekend.

Sahamies rough start to the weekend included losing $29,717 playing Cap-PLO before getting beat for another $211k by Hastings.

He managed to earn back the majority of his losses on Saturday earning $139k playing the $200/$400 Cap game, but lost back $39,408 at the same tables early this morning. In total, Sahamies finished the weekend down $140,493.

A third Finn who had been away from the high-stakes action for quite some time made his return this weekend.

Sami "LarsLuzak" Kelopuro put in one of the largest weekend sessions, playing an impressive 5,767 hands.

3,762 of those hands came playing jungleman12 heads-up at $100/$200 No-Limit Hold'em. In total, Kelopuro took $104,245 from the unknown pro.

Unfortunately, he was unable to hold on to his heads-up profits after losing over $150k playing the $200/$400 Cap-PLO game. He finished the weekend down just over $46k.

Gus Hansen played 201 hands of $300/$600 PLO heads-up against the unknown luckexpress10, losing $93,293 in the process. Luckily for Hansen, he continued his run-good on the Cap-PLO tables earning $159k for a weekend profit of $66,574.

Finally, Tom "durrrr" Dwan only played 31 hands on Saturday, losing just $10k at the cap games. Dwan did, however, return to the $200/$400 Cap-PLO tables early this morning earning $95,377 in a 360-hand session to post a weekend profit of just under $85k.

Below are three of the largest pots from the weekend, to see more hand replays head to our MarketPulse page.


If Hastings had any hopes of folding his set on the flop, they were killed by the turn.



Ziigmund tried to bluff the flush that Hastings actually held.



Antonius thought each card improved his hand.

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