His imperturbable demeanor and formidable game play have earned Patrik Antonius the utmost respect among his piers. Numbered among the greatest cash game players in the field, Patrik is assiduous in his efforts to continuously adapt and refine his poker strategy
. One of the Finnish poker pro's most impressive attributes is his ability to maintain his composure, even in the face of a bad beat.
Patrik Antonius began playing poker at the age of twelve, participating in home games with friends. Diligently focused on a career in tennis, Antonius didn't seriously consider playing poker professionally until a back injury ended his opportunity to compete in such a physically demanding sport. Applying the same sedulous devotion to poker that he had to tennis, Patrick Antonius painstakingly cultivated himself into one of the most fearsome competitors in the world of professional poker.
Of the $2,593,235 Patrik Antonius has earned in his 25 career tournament cashes, $1,581,912 of it was accumulated in 2005 when Antonius cashed in 8 events, including one first place finish in the EPT, and two other final tables. After 2005, Patrik's participation in live tournaments gradually diminished. Stating a lack of motivation to spend four or five days at a time confined to a chair, Patrik Antonius rarely participates in tournaments anymore, sticking almost solely to cash games.
With nearly $9 million in online poker
profits for 2009 at Full Tilt Poker, the 2010 Nordic Poker Award winner frequents the highest stakes poker games
in which he can find action. In addition to playing poker, the Team Full Tilt Pro enjoys working out, playing tennis and golf, and spending time with his family.