Patrik Antonius has pledged to play in the WSOP's $1 million BIG ONE For ONE DROP event this summer. The Finnish high roller sees the event as a great opportunity for picking up value, he says.
Patrik Antonius will do his to write poker history when he joins the field of players who have signed up for the 2012 WSOP's $1 million dollar buy-in BIG ONE For ONE DROP event this summer.
Antonius has already been extremely active in the past year's many Super High Roller events, among other things taking second place in the Aussie Millions $250,000 Super High Roller and fourth in the EPT's €100,000 event for a combined $1.8 million within just three months.
With the WSOP just weeks away, he has now revealed that he is looking forward to playing in the most expensive tournament ever in poker history when the $1 million BIG ONE For ONE DROP goes live in Las Vegas.
To the Finn, the big buy-in is not something to be scared of, rather the event will likely offer great values to players like him, he said.
"I think there will be great value," Antonius told Pokertube in a new interview.
"It's a tournament like any other. The difference is just that the payoff will be bigger because of the buy-in. I can't see any difference between the $100,000 Super High Rollers and this one," he addd.
The record event will feature as an official part of this year's WSOP program and will offer a golden bracelet to its winner.
To Antonius, however, the bracelet itself offers little motivation when compared to the possible payout.
"It means nothing to me. It's always nice to win a tournament and the money is nice, but the bracelet is not too special," Antonius said.
"How many people have a bracelet? If they maybe had ten events a year with bracelets, so that so many players wouldn't have them, then maybe."
"I would rather play in a tournament with a lot of top players and win that one. For me, poker is just one long run," he added.
The former Full Tilt Poker pro also revealed that he will be playing in "four or five events" this year, including the $50,000 Players Championship, the $10,000 PLO event and the $10,000 Main Event.
See the full interview with Antonius here