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The trend continued in the first week of March as Patrik Antonius once again dominated the Hold’em tables. Just six days into the month, the Finnish poker pro is already up over half a million dollars. The first huge pot went down between Antonius and Tom Dwan in a heads up match between the two on the first day of the month. Antonius opened up the action with a raise to $3k from the button. Dwan called and checked the 4s 5h 7d flop to Antonius who put out a $5k continuation bet. Dwan then check-raised to $15,200. Antonius came back over the top, pushing it up to $51,600. Dwan would raise it up one more time and would be all in, turning over pocket eights after Antonius called. Antonius flipped over 7c 6s and would be behind, needing to catch a three, seven, or eight to overtake Dwan. The turn came the 3c which made Antonius his straight, leaving Dwan to draw to the three remaining sixes in the deck to make a higher straight on the river. The 9d was no savior for Dwan though and Antonius would take down the $183,798 with his seven high straight.

FullTiltPoker Game #10899799958: Table Ivey Mix – $500/$1000 – Pot Limit Hold’em – 2:01:11 ET – 2009/03/01
Seat 4: Patrik Antonius ($120,439)
Seat 6: durrrr ($91,899)
Patrik Antonius posts the small blind of $500
durrrr posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Patrik Antonius has 15 seconds left to act
Patrik Antonius raises to $3,000
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr calls $2,000
*** FLOP *** [4s 5h 7d]
durrrr checks
Patrik Antonius has 15 seconds left to act
Patrik Antonius bets $5,000
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr raises to $15,200
Patrik Antonius has 15 seconds left to act
Patrik Antonius raises to $51,600
durrrr raises to $88,899, and is all in
Patrik Antonius has 15 seconds left to act
Patrik Antonius calls $37,299
durrrr shows [8d 8h]
Patrik Antonius shows [7c 6s]
*** TURN *** [4s 5h 7d] [3c]
*** RIVER *** [4s 5h 7d 3c] [9d]
durrrr shows a pair of Eights
Patrik Antonius shows a straight, Seven high
Patrik Antonius wins the pot ($183,797.50) with a straight, Seven high
durrrr is sitting out
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $183,798 | Rake $0.50
Board: [4s 5h 7d 3c 9d]
Seat 4: Patrik Antonius (small blind) showed [7c 6s] and won ($183,797.50) with a straight, Seven high
Seat 6: durrrr (big blind) showed [8d 8h] and lost with a pair of Eights

Later in the day, Antonius would sit down with Ziigmund and the pots would get even bigger. Antonius would again open up the action with a $3k raise from the button, but this time Ziigmund would repop it up to $9k from the big blind. Antonius called the reraise and the flop came 4c 6d 2d. Ziigmund led out with a $15k bet. Antonius reraised to $63k behind him. Not content with that, Ziigmund moved all in which raised the bet to just under $98k. Antonius would call and show 5h As which was way behind Ziigmund’s Kh Ks. Antonius needed to catch an ace or a three to make a better hand and win the $214k pot. The turn paired the board with the 4h which didn’t change anything and the river brought the 9s. Antonius wouldn’t improve, leaving Ziigmund to rake in the $213,999 from the middle of the table with two pair.

FullTiltPoker Game #10906912623: Table Patrik’s Paradise (6) – $500/$1000 – Pot Limit Hold’em – 13:53:05 ET – 2009/03/01
Seat 3: Patrik Antonius ($137,999.50)
Seat 4: Ziigmund ($106,999.50)
Patrik Antonius posts the small blind of $500
Ziigmund posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #3
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Patrik Antonius raises to $3,000
Ziigmund raises to $9,000
Patrik Antonius has 15 seconds left to act
Patrik Antonius calls $6,000
*** FLOP *** [4c 6d 2d]
Ziigmund bets $15,000
Patrik Antonius has 15 seconds left to act
Patrik Antonius raises to $63,000
Ziigmund raises to $97,999.50, and is all in
Patrik Antonius calls $34,999.50
Ziigmund shows [Kh Ks]
Patrik Antonius shows [5h As]
*** TURN *** [4c 6d 2d] [4h]
*** RIVER *** [4c 6d 2d 4h] [9s]
Ziigmund shows two pair, Kings and Fours
Patrik Antonius shows a pair of Fours
Ziigmund wins the pot ($213,998.50) with two pair, Kings and Fours
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $213,999 | Rake $0.50
Board: [4c 6d 2d 4h 9s]
Seat 3: Patrik Antonius (small blind) showed [5h As] and lost with a pair of Fours
Seat 4: Ziigmund (big blind) showed [Kh Ks] and won ($213,998.50) with two pair, Kings and Fours

The next day some three way Finnish poker action between Antonius, Ziigmund, and LarsLuzak would net Antonius some more money. LarsLuzak raised from the button to $3,500 which Antonius called from the small blind. The flop came Kd Td Ks and Antonius checked to the preflop raiser who put out a $6,000 continuation bet. Antonius called behind and the turn brought the 9h, leading him to check again. LarsLuzak once again led the hand with a $17k bet, however this time Antonius repopped it to $71,000. LarsLuzak would push all in, raising it slightly more than $4k. Antonius would make the final call to go to a showdown. LarsLuzak turned over Qc Jh for a king high straight, while Antonius showed 7d 8d and would need to catch a diamond on the river to suck out and win the hand. The river did indeed rescue Antonius with the Jd and he would take down $170,989 from the pot with a flush.

FullTiltPoker Game #10923095198: Table Ivey (6 max) – $500/$1000 – Pot Limit Hold’em – 10:33:19 ET – 2009/03/02
Seat 4: Ziigmund ($100,000)
Seat 5: LarsLuzak ($84,995)
Seat 6: Patrik Antonius ($107,499)
Patrik Antonius posts the small blind of $500
Ziigmund posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #5
*** HOLE CARDS ***
LarsLuzak raises to $3,500
Patrik Antonius calls $3,000
Ziigmund folds
*** FLOP *** [Kd Td Ks]
Patrik Antonius has 15 seconds left to act
Patrik Antonius checks
LarsLuzak bets $6,000
Patrik Antonius has 15 seconds left to act
Patrik Antonius calls $6,000
*** TURN *** [Kd Td Ks] [9h]
Patrik Antonius has 15 seconds left to act
Patrik Antonius checks
LarsLuzak has 15 seconds left to act
LarsLuzak bets $17,000
Patrik Antonius has 15 seconds left to act
Patrik Antonius raises to $71,000
LarsLuzak raises to $75,495, and is all in
Patrik Antonius calls $4,495
LarsLuzak shows [Qc Jh]
Patrik Antonius shows [7d 8d]
*** RIVER *** [Kd Td Ks 9h] [Jd]
LarsLuzak shows a straight, King high
Patrik Antonius shows a flush, King high
Patrik Antonius wins the pot ($170,989) with a flush, King high
LarsLuzak is sitting out
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $170,990 | Rake $1
Board: [Kd Td Ks 9h Jd]
Seat 4: Ziigmund (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 5: LarsLuzak (button) showed [Qc Jh] and lost with a straight, King high
Seat 6: Patrik Antonius (small blind) showed [7d 8d] and won ($170,989) with a flush, King high

Just a few minutes later Antonius would open the action with a raise to $3,500 from the button. Ziigmund would follow this with a reraise to $11,500 from the small blind which folded out LarsLuzak. Antonius called the reraise though and the flop came 7s 4d 7h. Ziigmund bet out $15,000 and Antonius smooth called behind to see the 9h come on the turn. Ziigmund would again lead out, this time for $54,000. Antonius reraised this time, which would put Ziigmund all in. Ziigmund called $18.5k more and turned over As Kd for ace high which was already dead to Antonius’ 7c Jc. The river gave Ziigmund a pair of aces, however it wouldn’t be enough and Antonius’ three of a kind would win him the $199,000 pot.

FullTiltPoker Game #10923119060: Table Ivey (6 max) – $500/$1000 – Pot Limit Hold’em – 10:35:41 ET – 2009/03/02
Seat 4: Ziigmund ($99,000)
Seat 5: LarsLuzak ($30,000)
Seat 6: Patrik Antonius ($193,493)
Ziigmund posts the small blind of $500
LarsLuzak posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #6
*** HOLE CARDS ***
Patrik Antonius raises to $3,500
Ziigmund raises to $11,500
LarsLuzak folds
Patrik Antonius has 15 seconds left to act
Patrik Antonius calls $8,000
*** FLOP *** [7s 4d 7h]
Ziigmund has 15 seconds left to act
Ziigmund bets $15,000
Patrik Antonius has 15 seconds left to act
Patrik Antonius calls $15,000
*** TURN *** [7s 4d 7h] [9h]
Ziigmund has 15 seconds left to act
Ziigmund has requested TIME
Ziigmund bets $54,000
Patrik Antonius has 15 seconds left to act
Patrik Antonius raises to $108,000
Ziigmund calls $18,500, and is all in
Patrik Antonius shows [7c Jc]
Ziigmund shows [As Kd]
Uncalled bet of $35,500 returned to Patrik Antonius
*** RIVER *** [7s 4d 7h 9h] [Ad]
Patrik Antonius shows three of a kind, Sevens
Ziigmund shows two pair, Aces and Sevens
Patrik Antonius wins the pot ($198,999) with three of a kind, Sevens
Ziigmund is sitting out
Ziigmund adds $100,000
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $199,000 | Rake $1
Board: [7s 4d 7h 9h Ad]
Seat 4: Ziigmund (small blind) showed [As Kd] and lost with two pair, Aces and Sevens
Seat 5: LarsLuzak (big blind) folded before the Flop
Seat 6: Patrik Antonius (button) showed [7c Jc] and won ($198,999) with three of a kind, Sevens

Antonius closed out the week with a big hand against Phil Ivey on Friday afternoon. Antonius raised from the button to $3,500 to open up the hand and Ivey called from the big blind to see the flop come Ad 9s 6d. Ivey checked it over to Antonius who put out a $5,000 continuation bet. Ivey check-raised it to $16,000. Antonius smooth called to see the Kd come on the turn, which would be followed by a $32,000 bet by Phil Ivey. Antonius would repop Ivey this time though, forcing him to call off the remaining $20,098 in his stack to showdown his cards. Antonius flipped over As Jd for a pair of aces, but Ivey showed Ah 9c for two pair. Antonius was nearly done in the hand until the river brought another king which made a higher two pair and Antonius’ jack kicker was good enough to steal the $143,696 pot from Ivey.

FullTiltPoker Game #10998075997: Table Hansen’s Gym – $500/$1000 – Pot Limit Hold’em – 15:50:43 ET – 2009/03/06
Seat 3: Phil Ivey ($71,598)
Seat 4: Patrik Antonius ($90,000)
Seat 9: durrrr ($133,291)
durrrr posts the small blind of $500
Phil Ivey posts the big blind of $1,000
The button is in seat #4
*** HOLE CARDS ***
durrrr has been disconnected
Patrik Antonius raises to $3,500
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr has 90 seconds to reconnect
durrrr has reconnected
durrrr has 15 seconds left to act
durrrr folds
Phil Ivey calls $2,500
*** FLOP *** [Ad 9s 6d]
Phil Ivey checks
Patrik Antonius bets $5,000
Phil Ivey raises to $16,000
Brian Hastings sits down
Patrik Antonius has 15 seconds left to act
Brian Hastings stands up
Patrik Antonius calls $11,000
*** TURN *** [Ad 9s 6d] [Kd]
Phil Ivey has 15 seconds left to act
Phil Ivey bets $32,000
Patrik Antonius raises to $64,000
Phil Ivey calls $20,098, and is all in
Patrik Antonius shows [As Jd]
Phil Ivey shows [Ah 9c]
Uncalled bet of $11,902 returned to Patrik Antonius
*** RIVER *** [Ad 9s 6d Kd] [Ks]
Patrik Antonius shows two pair, Aces and Kings
Phil Ivey shows two pair, Aces and Kings
Patrik Antonius wins the pot ($143,695) with two pair, Aces and Kings
Phil Ivey is sitting out
*** SUMMARY ***
Total pot $143,696 | Rake $1
Board: [Ad 9s 6d Kd Ks]
Seat 3: Phil Ivey (big blind) showed [Ah 9c] and lost with two pair, Aces and Kings
Seat 4: Patrik Antonius (button) showed [As Jd] and won ($143,695) with two pair, Aces and Kings
Seat 9: durrrr (small blind) folded before the Flop