The Finnish poker player topped a field of 37 players (51 including rebuys) to win the tournament along with €425,000.
Partypoker Ambassador Joao Simao took second place along with a payout worth €251,250.
Antonius Wins His First Live Tournament of 2018
What’s impressive about Antonius’ victory is that this is only his first live tourney of the year. In fact, he rarely plays live events anymore because they bore him.
But Antonius might consider taking up some more land-based tournaments after his latest win. The €425k payout is the sixth-largest of his career.
How the Partypoker MILLIONS Final Table Played Out
Manig Loeser was the unlucky bubble boy and was eliminated when his A-K combo couldn’t crack pocket queens. German poker pro Dominik Nitsche was next, losing with A-J against Renato Nowak’s pocket nines.
Deitrich Fast was the next player to be eliminated, losing with K-2 against Nowak’s pocket aces. Steve O’Dwyer busted out in fifth place when his A-J fell to Stefan Schillhabel’s pocket kings.
The German couldn’t celebrate for too long, though, because he lost with pocket 7s against Simao’s A-T hand. Antonius made the next elimination, knocking Nowak out in third place.
Simao began heads-up play with the lead. But he eventually lost the lead and busted out while holding pocket kings. Antonius rivered a straight with queen-jack to defeat Simao and win the tournament.
Partypoker MILLIONS Germany €25k High Roller Final Table
1. Patrik Antonius (Finland) – €425,000
2. Joao Simao (Brazil) – €251,250
3. Renato Nowak (Germany) – €175,000
4. Stefan Schillhabel (Germany) – €125,000
5. Steve O’Dwyer (Ireland) – €100,000
6. Dietrich Fast (Germany) – €75,000
7. Dominik Nitsche (Germany) – €60,000