Birthdate: December 13, 1980 Birthplace: Helsinki, Finland Resides: Vantaa, Finland
Patrik Antonius has already enjoyed considerable success as a professional poker player on various tournament circuits including the World Series of Poker (WSOP), European tours and the World Poker Tour (WPT).
Antonius burst onto the scene at the beginning of 2005 with two deep cashes on the WPT, finishing 12th at the WPT PokerStars Caribbean Adventure and 15th at the Bay 101 Shooting Stars tournament. This earned Antonius almost $75 000 in total and aided his transition from one of the best online players in the world to live tournament play.
Patrik Antonius finished in the money 8 times in 2005, including over $153 000 for a 3rd place at the European Poker Tour (EPT) Barcelona Open in September; the $286 869 first prize at the EPT/PokerStars No-Limit Hold’em event in October; and 2nd place at the WPT Bellagio Five Diamond World Poker Classic No-Limit Hold’em event, for which he earned over $1 million.
In the inaugural World Series of Poker Europe Main Event in 2007, Antonius finished 31st for $40 600.
World Series of Poker
Patrik Antonius cashed 3 times at the 2005 World Series of Poker, all in Hold’em events. He followed this up with 5 money finishes at the 2006 World Series including a 9th place finish at the No-Limit H.O.R.S.E. event for almost $206 000.
At the 2007 WSOP Antonius reached his second WSOP final table, taking 3rd place in the $10 000 Pot Limit Omaha World Championship event for over $311 000.
While Antonius has yet to win a WSOP gold bracelet, he cashed twice more at the 2008 World Series of Poker, again reaching the Pot Limit Omaha World Championship event final table. This time he finished 7th for over $124 000.
Facts about Patrik Antonius:
- Barry Greenstein claims that Phil Ivey and Antonius are the only players he has seen who can win mixed games at the highest level despite having hardly ever played some of the games.
- His total live tournament winnings come to over $2.8 million as of 2008.
- Patrik Antonius was mentored by both Marcel Luske and Jennifer Harmen.