10/14/09 – Finnish poker ace Patrik Antonius may be trailing Tom Dwan in the 50 000 hand Dwan Challenge, but he is running like an express train on the Full Tilt Poker high stakes cash game virtual tables, according to the latest independent reports from MarketPulse.
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In his latest session, the famous Finn was up $741 000, with the main contributor to his bank balance fellow Finn Ilarie Sahamies, who lost some $468 000 to his countryman playing Pot Limit Omaha.
Antonius went on to relieve Phil Galfond of a further $80 000 and won over $200 000 playing mixed games with Gus Hansen. For the latter it was a bad session generally, with the Great Dane ending the night down more than $488 000 – mainly to Sahamies – over almost 2 650 hands. It effectively wiped out the gains he made earlier in the week, leaving him with losses of almost $3 million over this year so far.
Biggest pot of the night – at $276 000 – was on the $300/$600 Pot Limit Omaha tables in a clash between Sahamies and Antonius, which the latter won.
Other big winners in the nosebleed sessions were Phil Ivey and Brian Hastings, who left the site up around $200 000 apiece.