Antonius Has Suddenly Become a Fixture on the High Roller Tournament Tour

Published on 2018-04-11 00:26:00

Old School - Patrik Antonius is back on the live poker circuit.  Welcome back!Patrik Antonius is widely regarded as being one of the top poker players in the world, though his live tournament results never really told that story.

The reason? Antonius stayed away from the live tournament grind for the most part, preferably to stick to online and live cash games.

Over the past couple of months, however, things have changed, as we have suddenly seen much more of Antonius at live poker tournaments - especially those with high buy-ins.

Heading into 2018, Antonius had less than $7 million in live tournament cashes, with his biggest cash coming all the way back in 2012.

Entering 2018, Antonius seemed hellbent on making more of a mark on the live tournament scene, and the results are already showing. If there was any question that Antonius had been surpassed in recent years by some of the younger high stakes tournament pros, Patrik quickly shot those nay-sayers down.

Through the first 3 1/2 months of 2018, Antonius already has more than $4 million in total tournament cashes, which brings his all-time total up to over $11 million. Let's look at his results so far this year:

partypoker MILLIONS Germany €25,000 Super High Roller, 1st, $520,610
APPT Macau HK$ 400,000 Super High Roller, 6th, $204,378
Super High Roller Bowl China, 2nd, $3,153,551
partypoker MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona €50,000 Super High Roller #5, 3rd, $491,117


Antonius seems to be gearing up for a busy summer of action in Las Vegas, which includes a number of high buy-in, high profile events.

For instance, there is almost no doubt that Antonius could secure himself a VIP seat to the $300,000 Super High Roller event at the ARIA if he wants it. That field, which already includes the likes of Daniel Negreanu and Phil Hellmuth, would love even more star power in the form of Antonius.

On top of that, you've got the $1 million Big One For ONE DROP, the $100,000 NLHE and the $50,000 Players Championship at the 2018 World Series of Poker, just to name a few.


Names like Fedor Holz, Christoph Vogelsang and Rainer Kempe have been dominating High Roller and Super High Roller events for the past couple of years, though Patrik Antonius has popped back up on the scene to show the young guns that he has plenty of game left.


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