Patrik Antonius Wins partypoker MILLIONS Germany €25,000 High Roller
12 February 2018
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Patrik Antonius has won the partypoker MILLIONS Germany €25,000 Super High Roller here in the beautiful King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic. The event got a total of 51 entries of which 14 were reentries. All the high stakes regulars were in attendance with the Finn coming out on top to win the first trophy of the partypoker Millions festival and the first place prize of €425,000. Runner-up Joao Simao, the partypoker Ambassador, will have done his sponsor proud by going deep in the first High Roller of the week.

This was Antonius’ first live tournament of the year and what a tournament result it is for him. Antonius is no stranger to the high stakes action, and this win gives him the sixth biggest tournament cash of his career. When asked if he was going to play the second €25,000 Super High Roller tomorrow, he said he was either going to play that or play The Big Game. The Big Game is a 36-hour long live-streamed cash game which can be viewed on the partypoker Twitch channel.

Place Winner Country Payout in € Payout in USD
1 Patrik Antonius Finland €425,000 $520,430
2 Joao Simao Brazil €251,250 $307,666
3 Renato Nowak Germany €175,000 $214,295
4 Stefan Schillhabel Germany €125,000 $153,068
5 Steve O’Dwyer Ireland €100,000 $122,454
6 Dietrich Fast Germany €75,000 $91,841
7 Dominik Nitsche Germany €60,000 $73,472

As expected, at the start of the day, many Germans took their seats. Stefan Schillhabel was the first to bust and reenter today after his pocket nines couldn’t win against the ace-king of Nowak. Another German to bite the dust and having to reenter was Koray Aldemir when his pocket eights failed to beat the pocket aces of Simao. King’s Casino owner Leon Tsoukernik busted his first bullet when the pocket nines of Vladimir Troyanovskiy were proven too much for his pocket sevens.

Felipe Ramos was another player who didn’t manage to cash today when he lost with pocket jacks against the pocket queens of Farrell. Tsoukernik found his Waterloo for the second time when his pocket fives failed to beat the pocket jacks of Simao.

Quickly it became clear that the tournament schedule for the day was going to change. Instead of the initially scheduled 2-day event, play would continue until the final six players with the decision on those players to see if they wanted to continue or bag and tag.

Just after registration had closed, Niall Farrell followed Tsoukernik’s road to the rail when his pocket fives couldn’t win against the pocket jacks of Simao. Another partypoker ambassador, Patrick Leonard, was sent to the rail by Aldemir when his ace-nine failed to win against Aldemir’s king-queen who had flopped a king and turned a queen. Besim Hot’s aces got cracked by the kings of Albert Daher, Orpen Kisacikoglu had turned two pair with the king-ten but that wasn’t enough against the tens of Schillhabel who had flopped a set. Daher was the final table bubble when he busted with tens against the aces of Dietrich Fast.

Manig Loeser became the bubble boy of the event as he finished in eighth place with ace-king against the queens of Schillhabel. The first one to be sent to the rail with money was Dominik Nitsche who lost his ace-jack to the nines of Renato Nowak. The six remaining players decided to play down to a winner without any hesitation.

Fast was the next to leave the table when his king-deuce lost against the eights of Nowak. Fast took €75,000 with him for his efforts. Next to sign out for the day was Steve O’Dwyer, his ace-jack couldn’t beat the kings of Schillhabel. Schillhabel himself bowed out after that when he shoved with pocket sevens and was called by Simao with the ace-ten. Simao flopped a ten to put an end to Schillhabel’s day. Renato Nowak shoved with five-four suited and was called by Antonius with pocket nines. The nines of Antonius held to eliminate Nowak in third place.

Simao started the heads-up challenge in front but ended in second place when he rivered a set of kings but was beaten by Antonius who had rivered a straight with queen-jack. This still marked the biggest live cash for Simao, his previous biggest cash was $106,428 when he finished in fifth place in the High Roller during the partypoker MILLIONS in Nottingham.