Patrik Antonius has not had a very successful year at the poker tables. He was down millions of dollars in just a few months this year but now he is on his way back up. The poker pro had lost about $3.6 million and now in just a few weeks the pro has seen a complete turn around and earned almost $4 million dollars.
This year has been nothing like last year for the poker pro. A constant at the Full Tilt Poker high stakes tables, Antonius earned almost $9 million last year at Full Tilt poker. Antonius participated in many of the largest hands of 2009 including a few with Isildur1.
But this year from January to mid March the pro was on a downward spiral. He lost around $3.6 million dollars. It was the largest drop for a poker player at any room online. It was almost $1.5 million more lost than Brian Townsend who was in second for the most losses at $2.14 million.
But around the middle of March the poker pro began to see a turnaround in his game play. The pro earned back his $3.6 million that he lost and then earned a profit of over $500,000. This is an amazing turnaround for any poker pro but Antonius is one of the best so it is not too surprising.
Now that Antonius is on the upswing it seems as though Tom Dwan has taken his place on the downswing. The two have been getting in more of their durrrr Challenge hands and Dwan managed to get a small victory.
The two have played about 1,608 hands which bring their challenge total to about 38,974. The duo had a few big pots take place and in the end it was Dwan who came out on top with about $30,000. This makes Antonius in the hole for the challenge at $1.8 million.
One monster pot was worth $367,000. Both fired at each other with raises and bets pre and post flop as the flop came K-3-2. The turn saw a Q and Dwan check raised all in with the $160,000 he had left holding K-K-10-2. Antonius held Q-8-7-3. A ten on the river gave Dwan the pot and took the majority of Antonius’s cash.
Another pot took place with over $300,000 up for grabs and this time it was Antonius who went all in on the flop of J-5-2 with A-4-A-3. Dwan called with A-3-8-9 and a Q on the turn changed nothing but the 6 o the river gave the pot to Antonius.
Dwan had been on a good run for most of the year until the past week when he competed against Phil Ivey and jungleman12. This resulted in a seven figure loss for the poker pro. Below is a list of top winners and losers at Full Tilt from May 3rd.
The Highs (top winners and their total winnings to date)
“durrrr” – $3.8 million
“Urindanger” – $1.86 million
“PostFlopAction” – $1.68 million
Phil Ivey – $1.62 million
“theASHMAN103? – $1.6 million
The Lows (top losers and their total losses to date)
Brian Townsend – $2.2 million
“Matatuk” – $1.49 million
“ZeeJustin” – $1.33 million
Richard Ashby – $1.2 million
“howisitfeellike” – $917k