Patrik Antonius Slips After Huge Downswing

Having seen his Full Tilt profits sky-rocket over the past few weeks, Patrik Antonius has now encountered some major turbulence which has decimated much of his earlier gains.
Post Black-Friday, Patrik Antonius made $2,320,431 profits in April alone and mid-May had an impressive $900k winning day which saw him briefly top Full Tilt’s leaderboard.
However, over the past week Antonius has plummeted from being $2,817,540 in profits for 2011 to his current level of $1,157,800 for the year.
Previously, the Finnish pro had overtaken Gus Hansen to go in prime position on the site but ironically it was Hansen who then helped instigate Antonius’ latest downswing.
In fact, Antonius was only on top of the leaderboard for a mere 24 hours before an hour and a half session of $3,000/$6,000 PLO between the two pros saw Hansen walk away the victor by a whopping $340,000.
Since then, Gus Hansen has managed to reclaim his pole position at Full Tilt and currently is sitting on $3,993,460 in winnings for the year.
Meanwhile,Patrik Antonius has continued to suffer a few losing sessions, including dropping a further $248k on Tuesday to subsequently slip down the ranks to a lowly 8th position.
However, Patrik Antonius is no stranger to enduring wild swings and will soon likely be riding a wave upwards once again. For instance, in 2010 he hit a $3 million downswing before managing to get his game back on track and as Antonius stoically explained at the time:
“If I have personal things going on in my life, then the downswings can affect me. And it depends how it happens. When I lose in very good games when I couldn’t have really done anything differently, then it doesn’t really bother me. But if I lose in a game where I really shouldn’t have lost, then it bothers me.”
The Monaco-based pro is considered one of the best cash players in the world and is the only one of the seven top earners at Full Tilt still able to play on the site. Antonius has also won a staggering $11,837,531 on Full Tilt since 2008.

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