Patrik Antonius had a massive day at the tables yesterday, winning more than $900,000 from among others Rui Cao. Antonius is now the biggest winner of 2011 with profits of $2.8 million.
Patrik Antonius emerged to become the biggest winner in the online arena last night, bagging a $900,000 payday from playing high stakes
According to Highstakesdb.com, Antonius was spotted playing $300/$600 PLO against a number of well-known regulars, including Gus Hansen and Rui Cao, and after 2,185 hands, this resulted in an impressive $900,245 profit for the Finn.
Most of Antonius' profits came from a single duel with Rui Cao, who in turn dropped more than $790,000 throughout the evening.
With the win, Antonius is now up $2.81 million for year, meaning that for the first time in 2011, he is now the biggest winner of all ahead of the former number one, fellow Team Full Tilt pro Gus Hansen.
Hansen, who has seen more than $1.5 million of his profits disappear in the recent month and a half, also had a good day yesterday, as he took home $294,000 from playing $300/$600 PLO.
The majority of Hansen's winnings came from a single encounter with "FinnishNightmre" on the "Touchdown" table on Full Tilt Poker, where the Great Dane
made roughly $200,000 across 200 hands.
Hansen is now registering profits of $2.6 million for the year, leaving him in second place on the yearly winners list.
Third is Gavin "gavz101" Cochrane with profits of a little more than $2 million, effectively making him the only real threat to Hansen and Antonius' rule after the exclusion of Daniel "jungleman12
" Cates and Matt Hawrilenko.
Cochrane was also in action yesterday on PokerStars
, where he faced Viktor "Isildur1" Blom in a marathon session of $50/$100 PLO, lasting more than 11 hours.
"gavz101" was at one point up more than $250,000 in the encounter, but after a remarkable comeback from Blom, the match ended with both players breaking roughly even.