Prior to Black Friday (April 15th, 2011), Full Tilt Poker was THE destination for online high stakes poker action. Many of the game’s most notable players like Gus Hansen, Phil Ivey and Viktor Blom were grinding at the Full Tilt nosebleeds on a regular basis. However, from the spring of 2011 until FTP’s relaunch on November 6th, 2012, these games were forced to disappear.
Luckily, The Rational Group saved Full Tilt, and the high stakes games have quickly returned to prominence. Now grinders like Ben Sulsky, Phil Galfond, Blom and Ivey are back and playing again. And now you can add Patrik Antonius to this list as well since he just started playing online high stakes poker games again last week.
During his first session back from a lengthy hiatus, Antonius didn’t exactly do too well. The Finn lost $300,000 to a variety of opponents throughout the day. After taking some time to regroup, Antonius came back and won $485,000 in his next session – giving him a $185,000 net profit.
Things have gotten a little rougher since that great session because, at the moment, Patrik is showing a loss of $190,000 since coming back to Full Tilt. If history is any indication though, it shouldn’t be long before we see a comeback from him.
Place in History
As some poker players know, Phil Ivey is the top earner in online poker history with over $18.5 million in total profits. And Antonius actually checks in behind him with the second most internet poker profits at $11.65 million.
He was initially at $11.84 million, but the recent losses dropped his bankroll down a notch. This being said, it’ll be interesting to see if Patrik Antonius can get back to his winning ways and continue improving upon the $11.65m mark.