Patrik Antonius is without doubt one of the largest winners within the historical past of on-line poker, having battled in opposition to within the largest video games working on Full Tilt Poker in opposition to anybody who would problem him. He has achieved nicely in each PLO and NLHE heads-up video games, taking part in stakes as excessive as PLO 100okay & NLHE 60okay stakes on-line and stay video games with blinds generally as excessive as 10okay/20okay. He has mentioned he lives for the massive moments on the tables, and has by no means learn any books about poker or watched any coaching movies – he’s a self-learned participant who depends totally on his instincts and huge expertise of taking part in in opposition to completely different opponents on the highest limits. Patrik recurrently travels around the globe to discover a appropriate excessive stakes money sport the place pots can develop into massive 6-figures, generally even 7-figures.
Patrik additionally likes to wager on sports activities and make prop bets in tennis and golf. He was truly an aspiring tennis participant as a teen, however two again accidents prevented him from going professional in tennis. He discovered poker together with his pals and likewise began to play on the native on line casino on a weekly foundation as soon as he turned 18. He seen the sport is nice for a aggressive spirit like him. He additionally tried jobs like modelling after the tennis accidents, however clearly poker was pulling him in the direction of one other resolution. His first on-line deposit was to a poker website known as 24hPoker which belonged to Entraction community with a number of Scandinavian poker websites. He shortly rose to $20okay bankroll on that website from the preliminary deposit of $200, and began seeing poker as a chance he must give attention to. After that second, Patrik hasn’t seemed again ever since, having super success in all types of poker he has performed. Patrik holds the first place on Finland All Time Cash checklist on HendonMob, and cashed his largest event win in 2018 from a Macau Tremendous Excessive Curler Bowl with an astonishing $3.1m for the runner-up place.
Patrik additionally has a deep take care of the general well being of the poker ecosystem, and dislikes the present in depth time utilization for each resolution of tournaments gamers on the stay occasions. Patrik thinks poker needs to be made nice once more as a spectator sport it may be at its finest, the place there may be quick motion for everybody to comply with on the stay streams and TV broadcasts. To assist this imaginative and prescient, Patrik has organized his personal poker tour known as PAPC, Patrik Antonius Poker Problem. Throughout this event week in Tallinn, our BeastsOfPoker ambassador KingPampo made fairly a efficiency on the streamed high-stakes PLO money sport – watch the clip right here.
Patrik has launched an incredible social media app for poker gamers known as FLOP or First Land of Poker, the place you could find like-minded pals, get actual time data on poker rooms, discover money video games in your favorite poker site, create your personal sport, invite your folks and meet at a on line casino.
‘I’ve nice reminiscences from the massive nosebleed video games again within the Full Tilt and Prima days. I did nicely clearly and performed very lengthy periods, and Johhny Lodden was one of many guys I performed in opposition to lots on Prima with stakes of 200/400. Johnny was a greater participant at first, however later I assumed I had an edge. When I’ve a sense I’m able to play my finest, I might play just about anybody. I don’t meditate, as to this point I’ve discovered it fairly boring – nonetheless I really feel I meditate by means of sports activities, the place I’m actually in my very own world, and I’m at all times looking for a peaceable place for my thoughts.
The stay tournaments are getting larger with larger fields, and it’s been enjoyable to play them. I used to be so lengthy away for tournaments, over 10 years. I imply money sport is a completely completely different sport, as you play with the identical gamers time and again. I like each of them. In tournaments I like the truth that now we have a sport the place you may qualify by means of a satellite tv for pc and win life-changing cash which is just like the dream for a lot of gamers. That is one of the best factor in poker, you meet new individuals and also you play with new gamers, and the sport may be very social at the very least within the early phases of tournaments.’