Patrik Antonius $2.8 Million In Profit To Top 2011 Full Tilt Leaderboard

Despite a slow start to 2011 by Patrik Antonius, the Finnish pro has now risen to the top of Full Tilt’s leaderboard after his profits hit $2,817,540 last night.
Up until March, Antonius was in the red by $544k but then began to see a remarkable turn around in his fortunes, which was further boosted by the US online poker clampdown.
With the departure of players such as Phil Ivey, Tom Dwan and Dan “Jungleman12” Cates from Full Tilt’s cash games, Patrik Antonius has gone on a tear which saw him net $2,320,431 in April alone.
Half way through May and Antonius has added just over another $1 million to his tally to overtake Gus Hansen as this year’s top earner on the site.
Helping Patrik Antonius to capture the top spot was a marathon session on Full Tilt last night which saw him net an impressive $900k victory over 2,218 hands.
By far the greatest contributor to Antonius’ profits yesterday was Rui Cao, who was up $1 million in 2011 before he was rudely brought back to earth by the Monaco based Finn.
Playing $500/$1,000 heads-up PLO, Antonius took a huge $700k from Cao, who then made way for Gus Hansen to try his skills against his fellow Team Full Tilt member.
Despite Hansen then winning $150k profit from Antonius and $300k overall on the day, Antonius, too, went on to notch up further wins against Esvedra, FinnishNightmre and MUSTAFABET.
All told, Antonius finished $900k in profit on the night meaning Hansen on $2,608,986 for 2011 currently lies around $200k adrift from Antonius.
Patrik Antonius has now won a staggering $13,497,271 since he started playing at Full Tilt in 2008, and out of the top seven winners in the site’s history is the only one still able to play online following Black Friday.

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