Patrik Antonius can serve as great inspiration for everyone dreaming of becoming poker pros by way of the Internet. Antonius became part of the poker elite when he started to play online and rapidly developed his dormant talents. In a rather short span of time this Finnish player has achieved an impressive amount of victories and with them a large sum of prize money.
The Model from Vantaa
Patrik Antonius used to play poker with his friends already as a 12 year old growing up in Finland. For those familiar with the appearance of this poker ace it doesn’t come as a surprise that his former career was as a model and tennis player and coach. Antonius left Finland to develop his poker play in the US. It was there that he won a seat in the WSOP though a satellite and he himself names this as one of the most important moments in his early poker career. Antonius is since then back in Finland but the poker play does take him all over the world.
Although Antonius started to make a name as recently as in 2005 the list of his accomplishments is long. With a total of earnings of more than $2,5 million it goes to tell that Patrik Antonius is a player of world class. He has 11 WSOP cash finishes. In 2007 he placed third in this tournament in the World Championship of Pot Limit Omaha which won him $311,394.
He has dubbed Jennifer Harman as a mentor and in his first appearance on the NBC Poker After Dark show he finished as the runner up after her. Perhaps it was her advice that let him win over Brad Booth when he showed up at the next Poker After Dark. In September 2008 he finished second in the Full Tilt Poker
Pot Limit Omaha Championship which won him $320,000.
Full Tilt Poker Profile
Today Patrik Antonius is a member of the Full Tilt Poker
team but he is in no way new to this online poker room. During his successful career as an online poker player he was seen in this poker room under several different nick names one of them being try_hrdr_fish! As part of the time he now plays under his own name and his activities in the poker world can be followed through the Full Tilt Poker web site. Here one can also get advice directly from Patrik Antonius and learn some of the recipe that brought him to the stars.
Competition in the Blood
It is not only in poker tournaments that Patrik Antonius shows his competitive nature. He is still active as a tennis player and like many other poker professionals he enjoys to play golf. It has since long been clear that Antonius’ sweet exterior don’t give away the sharp poker player that hides inside but his blond innocent look still serves to surprise many at the final poker tables. When Antonius isn’t busy competing in poker or sports he enjoys spending time with his girlfriend and daughter.