Antonius Wins Biggest Ever Online Pot As Isildur1 Hits $3 Million DownswingNovember 17, 2009 9:31 am
Fult Tilt Poker now holds the record for the largest ever online poker pot after Patrik Antonius and Isildur1 got involved in a massive $878,959 showdown at $500/$1,000 heads-up Pot-Limit Omaha.
The two pros sqared off across four heads-up deep pot-limit Omaha tables with both players sitting with over $400,000 in front of them, when the hand in question occurred.
The start was innocent enough with both players putting in $3,000 pre-flop and a A 5h-7h-Qs flop produced a little more interest as Antonius check-raised Isildur1’s $5,000 bet to $21k.
With $48k now in the pot, sparks began to fly on the turn after an Ace of diamonds fell giving both players two pairs with AAQQ. Antonius matched the pot for a $48,000 bet, only to be re-raised to $192,000 by his Swedish opponent. It wasn’t long before all the money was shipped to the middle of the virtual felts for a collective pot of $878,959.
Despite split pot possibilities, both players also had additional draws, which Antonius hit on the river when an 8d fell to complete his gut shot straight draw.
The new record pot now exceeds the previous one set by Tom “durrrr” Dwan and Di “Urindanger” Dang in October 2008 of $723,000, also at the Full Tilt poker site.
Isildur1 has had better days playing after being on the wrong side of the biggest online pot ever. The last 24 hours of play has cost him close to $3million, with most of it going to Antonius.