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Patrik Antonius

Patrik Antonius
Monte Carlo
Total winnings
$ 7,123,704
First place Finishes


Patrik Antonius is a professional poker player from Helsinki, Finland, currently living in Monte Carlo. He is known for winning the European Poker Tour Baden Main Event in 2005 as well as scoring numerous World Series of Poker and World Poker Tour money finishes. Antonius is also considered one of the best high-stakes online poker players in the world.


Antonius was born in 1980. He started playing poker at a very young age with his friends. He was also a very promising tennis player, but suffered a severe back injury as a teenager and was out of the training for a year and a half. It was at that time when he started taking poker seriously playing $50 games with his buddies. When he turned 18 Antonius took his game to the local casino.


Although Antonius pursued his tennis career after the injury, a few years later he suffered another one and was forced to give up his dream of becoming a tennis superstar. In search of a new path in life he tried a number of other things including modeling, waiting tables, selling products door-to-door coaching tennis, but nothing caught up to him. Nothing except poker.

World Series of Poker

The first time Antonius finished in the money at the World Series of Poker was in 2005. He cashed in total of three events that year collecting almost $21,000 in winnings. Then in 2006 he added another five cashes. His best result that year was the 9th place finis at the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. event for which Antonius collected just over $200,000. In 2007 he scored his best WSOP result to date finishing third in the $10,000 World Championship Pot-Limit Omaha for more than $300,000.

Antonius made another WSOP final table in 2008 placing seventh in the $10,000 World Championship Pot-Limit Hold'em for more than $120,000. Then in 2011 he scored a ninth place finish at the WSOP Europe €10,000 Main Event in Cannes, France collecting €90,000.

Patrik Antonius' Top 5 WSOP Results

2007$10,000 World Championship Pot-Limit Omaha3rd$311,394
2008$10,000 World Championship Pot-Limit Hold'em7th$124,080
2006$50,000 H.O.R.S.E.9th$205,920
2011WSOPE €10,000 Main Event9th€90,000 ($120,228)
2006$10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha15th$20,492

World Poker Tour

Antonius has a total of seven World Poker Tour cashes on his record including the runner-up finish in the 2005 Five Diamond World Poker Classic $15,000 Championship event. Antonius lost that heads-up play to Denmark's Rehne Pedersen and took home just over $1 million in cash.

Patrik Antonius' Top 5 WPT Results

2005Five Diamond World Poker Classic $15,000 Main Event2nd$1,046,470
2005PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $7,800 Main Event12th$34,600
2005Bay 101 Shooting Stars of Poker $9,750 Championship15th$40,000
2006Five-Star World Poker Classic $25,000 Championship17th$117,165
2008Spanish Championship €5,000 No-Limit Hold'em22nd€7,580 ($11,818)

European Poker Tour

Antonius cashed in three European Poker Tour events one of which brought him the EPT title. In 2005 Antonius took down the EPT Baden €4,000 Main Event for the €288,180 first-place prize. He finished third at the EPT Barcelona Main Event that very same year collecting €117,000. His third EPT cash came only seven years later when Antonius finished fourth in the €98,500 8 Max Super High Roller Reload event at the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo for €443,000.

Patrik Antonius' Top 3 EPT Results

2005Baden €4,000 Main Event1st€288,180
2005Barcelona €4,000 Main Event3rd€117,000
2012Grand Final, Monte Carlo €98,500 8 Max Super High Roller Reload4th€443,000

Other Achievements

In 2005 Antonius won the Skr 30,000 No-Limit Hold'em event at the Ladbrokes Scandinavian Poker Championships in Stockholm, Sweden taking home Skr 500,000 ($ 66,261). Two years later, in 2007 he placed first in Poker After Dark's $20,000 Week 12 International Event for $120,000. Then in 2010 Antonius won another $120,000 for taking down The Poker Lounge's $20,000 event on Episode 5. That same year he won the Poker Million IX Heat 4 on Sky Sports for $90,000 in prize money.

In 2011 Antonius final tabled the biggest poker event in the southern hemisphere, the Aussie Millions Main Event. He finished the tournament in 8th place collecting A$ 130,000. One year later Antonius came back to Australia for another deep run, only this time it was at the A$250,000 No-Limit Hold'em / $250,000 Challenge. Antonius finished the tournament in second place which was good for A$1,200,000.

Did you know?

  • At the beginning of his poker career Antonius was coached by Marcel Luske and was a member of his “Circle of Outlaws”.
  • Antonius used to be one of the biggest sharks in the high-stakes nosebleed cash games on Full Tilt Poker playing against the other big names, Tom “durrrr” Dwan, Viktor “Isildur1” Blom, Phil Ivey, Brian Townsend and others.

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Tournaments and Winnings

Tournament Place Winnings
2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany
€25,000 Super High Roller1st€425,000
2017 PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino®
Main Event79th€9,540
2015 EPT Season 12 Barcelona
€5,300 Main Event71st€18,320
2014 Aussie Millions
$100,000 Challenge5th700,000 AUD
2013 EPT London
£50,000 Super High Roller8th£109,455
2013 Aussie Millions
$10,000 Main Event3rd600,000 AUD
The 2012 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final
€100,000 Super High Roller4th€443,000
2012 Aussie Millions
$250,000 Super High Roller2nd1,200,000 AUD
2011 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #7: €10,400 Main Event Championship9th€90,000
2011 Aussie Millions
A$ 10,000 No Limit Hold'em - Main Event8th130,000 AUD
A$ 25,000 Full Tilt Poker Invitational Shootout - Final5th40,000 AUD
A$ 25,000 Full Tilt Poker Invitational Shootout - Heat 22nd
Full Tilt Poker Late Night Poker 2010
$ 10,000 Heat 76th Poker Million IX
Heat 41st$90,000
The Poker Lounge
$ 20,000 Episode 51st$120,000
$ 20,000 Episode 16th
2010 World Series of Poker
$ 10,000 World Championship No Limit Hold'em601st$24,079
Poker After Dark VI
$ 20,000 Week 10 - Mixed Martial Arts6th
Full Tilt Poker Million VIII
Heat 84th
2009 World Series Of Poker - Europe
Caesars Cup - Europe vs USA1st
Late Night Poker 2009
$ 10,000 Finals7th$15,000
Heat B1st
2009 Aussie Millions
A$ 10,000 No Limit Hold'em - Aussie Millions41st20,000 AUD
2008 World Series of Poker
$ 5,000 Limit/No Limit Hold'em27th$12,483
$ 10,000 World Championship Pot Limit Hold'em7th$124,080
WPT Spanish Championship
€ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em22nd€7,580
Poker After Dark III
$ 20,000 Week 6 - "International"2nd
Poker Million VI
Heat 26th
World Series Of Poker - Europe
£ 10,000 World Championship No Limit Hold'em29th£27,150
2007 World Series of Poker
$ 10,000 World Championship Pot Limit Omaha3rd$311,394
Poker After Dark II
$ 20,000 Week 12 - International Event1st$120,000
Fifth Annual Five Star World Poker Classic
$ 25,000 WPT - No Limit Hold'em Championship52nd$46,410
2007 1st Annual Heads-Up Championships
$ 10,000 No Limit Hold'em - Heads Up Championships9th$10,250
2007 Aussie Millions
A$ 10,000 Main Event13th90,000 AUD
Poker After Dark
$ 20,000 Week 82nd
2006 World Series of Poker
$ 1,000 No Limit Hold'em70th$4,095
$ 5,000 Pot Limit Hold'em36th$3,553
$ 50,000 H.O.R.S.E.9th$205,920
$ 10,000 Pot Limit Omaha15th$20,492
$ 2,500 Short Handed No Limit Hold'em81st$3,790
Mandalay Bay Poker Championship
$ 10,000 WPT Championship Event - No Limit Hold'em45th$13,440
Fourth Annual Five-Star World Poker Classic
$ 25,000 WPT Championship - No Limit Hold'em17th$117,165
British Poker Open 2006
Heat 45th
Fourth Annual Five Diamond World Poker Classic
$ 15,000 Main Event - No Limit Hold'em2nd$1,046,470
2005 Monte Carlo Millions
$ 25,000 No Limit Hold'em80th
William Hill Poker Grand Prix
£ 6,000 Heat 6 - No Limit Hold'em8th
Poker EM/EPT Baden Classic
€ 4,000 EPT - No Limit Hold'em1st€288,180
Barcelona Open 2005
€ 4,000 EPT Main Event - No Limit Hold'em3rd€117,000
Ladbrokes Scandinavian Poker Championships
SKr 30,000 No Limit Hold'em1st500,000 SEK
2005 World Series of Poker
$ 5,000 Short Handed No Limit Hold'em39th$6,790
$ 5,000 No Limit Hold'em27th$10,950
$ 2,000 Pot Limit Hold'em40th$2,980
Bay 101 Shooting Stars of Poker
$ 9,750 Championship WPT Event - No Limit Hold'em15th$40,000
2005 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure
$ 7,800 WPT Main Event - No Limit Hold'em12th$34,600
2004 St Maarten Open
$ 150 Pot Limit Hold'em10th$720
St Maarten Open
$ 200 Pot Limit Omaha4th$3,480
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