Antonius, playing his usual fast-paced game, came into the day as the chip leader with more than $300,000. This was a position he wouldn't hold for long, however, as he found his stack quickly dwindling after a series of unsuccessful all-in confrontations.
The real damage was done about halfway through the day when Patrik made a puzzling move against Canadian Marc Karam. With the blinds at $1,200 and $2,400 Karam made a pre-flop raise to $8,000 which was followed by a quick all-in by Antonius for about $75,000 more.
It was certainly a difficult call for the Canuck to make, but after spending a bit of time in the tank, he decided to go for it. With only a $2,000 difference between the two players' stacks, this was the hand that would most likely end one of their tournament lives.
Karam couldn't have felt too confident with his A♥ T♥ but knowing Patrik to be an aggressive player he decided to gamble. When he saw Antonius' cards he discovered he had made a great read and was in front against the Finn's Q-9 off-suit.
Despite not being a huge dog going to the flop, Antonius was unable to improve his hand and with that loss was forced to ship all but $2,000 across the table to Karam. Left with less than one big blind, it was assumed that the tournament was all but over for Patrik.
Sure enough, on the very next hand Antonius shoved. With three other players in the pot along with him, the flop came out ace-high and it was checked around. After the turn it was a bet from Hendon Mobster Barny Boatman that would isolate the two in the hand.
Turning over A-9, Antonius saw he was leading Boatman's king-high. Quadrupling- up, Patrik began the long road back into the tournament. It didn't take long, however, for him to get back on his feet. Three consecutive double-ups brought his count up to $80,000 and within the hour he was well over $100,000.
Never losing the nonchalance which we've come to expect from him, Patrik acted as if his recovery was inevitable. Even after reaching the safety zone in terms of chips, he continued his reckless behavior and by the end of the day would be sitting pretty, as if there was any other way for him to sit, with around $250,000. I guess it really is true; all you need is a chip and a chair.