Full Tilt Poker Player Patrik Antonius Won The Largest Pot In Online Poker History At $500/$1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha Table.
The online poker action continues to be in full swing, as the largest pot in the history of online poker created on Monday night. Patrik Antonius faced off against online newcomer "Isildur1" at four tables of $500/$1,000 pot-limit Omaha at Full Tilt and win the battle. "Isildur1", who had recently been crushing the high stakes action - including taking more than $4 million dollars off of new Team Full Tilt member Tom "durrrr" Dwan - got the best of Antonius in a previous session, but not on Monday, when Antonius took the Swedish player for more than $3 million dollars. While there were many critical hands in the game, the biggest came with both players holding massive stacks: $450,494.50 for "Isildur1" and $439,479.50 for Patrik Antonius.
When Isildur1 opened for $3,000 preflop, Antonius called. The flop came 5h-7h-Qs and Antonius checked. "Isildur1" bet $5,000 and Antonius raised to $21,000. Isildur1 called and the turn came the Ad and a ton of betting action. Antonius bet $48,000 and Isildur1 raised to $192,000! Antonius then moved all-in for his entire stake of $415,479.50 and was called by Isildur1, creating the largest pot in online poker history at $878,958.50.
It seemed as if the hand would be chopped when both players showed top two pair, but both players did have additional streight/flush draws. Isildur1 showed As-Ks-Qd-10h (to win he'd need a non-heart king or jack) and was against the Ah-Qc-9s-6h of Antonius (who needed a heart or an eight). The river was the eight of diamonds and Patrik Antonius raked in the massive pot, largest in online poker history today.Player Isildur1 remains a mystery to those who follow the hot action as his true identity has yet to be revealed. All we do know is that he is Swedish, which Barry Greenstein confirmed over at Poker Road. Greenstein also mentioned that we'll be seeing a lot more of the player in the future. Special thanks go to ESPN news blog for the great story.
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