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Model Gone Poker Pro: Patrik Antonius

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Patrik Antonius looks to be as much on what his opponent isn’t willing to do, or what they are afraid of, as he is anything else. In most of his game, even with the best in the poker world, Patrik Antonius mixes up his game in the same style as Gus Hansen, but then tends to use pure aggression and well-timed moves to get opponent to lay down or get bowled over by his huge hands when he does hit them. Antonious also has a eagerness to put all his money on the line in spots when he could get called, if he believes he can make his opponent lay down.

As young Patrik wanted to be a professional tennis player but a serious back injury head off his dreams to come true. Instead poker was beginning to become more than just an interest. By being a self learned poker player, never having read a poker book or taken lessons from anyone.

At a compassionate age of 11 he started playing poker with his friends in his backyard. When he was 14 he played, the game that would become his future profession, on an almost daily basis.

He then went to work as a model, but he found the job mind-numbing. He eventually got into poker, using his modeling income as his bankroll. Patrik began turoning the corner of his poker game, and became a world's best poker player.

Patrik Antonius has become one of the most recognizable poker players at the felt with a great record to kick. Patrik had a big year in 2005, starting off by closely missing the final table of t2 World Poker Tour events.



He had 3 money finishes at the World Series of Poker, and finished 3rd at a European Poker Tour event in Barcelona. In October of 2005, Patrik Antonius won the EPT Baden Classic. He finished off the year by making his first WPT final table, finishing 2nd at the Five Diamond World Poker Classic.

Patrik then made the decision to move to Vegas where he would play online as well as live events. Things were really looking up as Patrik Antonius finished second to Doyle Brunson in the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic at the Bellagio in 2005.

Antonius joined the Circle of Outlaws of Marcel Luske which is a poker group who primarily taught Patrick Antonius style including the Mizrachi brothers, Scott Flansburg, Luca Pagano, Noah Boeken, Erica Schoenberg, Jules Leyser, Frank Sinopoli and Marco Traniello who is the husband of professional poker star Jennifer Harman.

Patrik Antonius plays both online poker and live poker. He is most successful at the online Limit Holdem games. In September 2008, he finished second in the Full Tilt Poker Pot Limit Omaha Championship which won him $320,000. Patrik plays online at Full Tilt Poker under the screenname “Luigi66369,” which may soon be changing to “Patrik Antonius”.

Patrik Antonius has been in the same class to Phil Ivey and Barry Greenstein who also called him one of the biggest winners in the history of online poker.


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