Antonius takes the lead in million dollar poker challenge



Staff member
May 3, 2008
Fighting Finn now ahead by $61 412 after 11 949 hands in total played

The holiday weekend has seen an active phase in the million dollar, 50 000 hand Tom 'durrr' Dwan challenge as fighting Finn, Patrik Antonius again managed to take the lead from Dwan in a further session which saw the total number of hands played reach 11 949 and the total amount wagered, $70 445 654.

In this session, Antonius managed to eclipse Dwan's earlier $78 062 lead and finish the over two-and-a-half hour, 966 hand session ahead by $61 412. During the session Antonius won the third biggest pot to date in the challenge for $196 665.

There are now 38 051 hands still to be played in the challenge after 37 hours of poker action to date.

The latest challenge saw both players initially buying in at $80 000 on each of the four $200/$400 pot limit Omaha tables specified in the challenge, with re-buys during the game of up to $40 000.

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Apr 18, 2009
whenever i'm on full tilt i usually check out if their playing. not sure how this is going to end, the strategy of the challenge is going to change once it comes down to the wire. have a feeling durrrr has it pretty well mapped out so i'm guessing he will pull it out during crunch time. from what i've seen patrick uses more time to make descisions which leads me to believe durrrr is the more comfortable one.


Active Member
Jun 1, 2008
I'd tend to doubt that either has a significant advantage. I wouldn't read anything into Antonius taking more time to act. He came to prominence playing a lot of heads up, and he may well be the one with more Omaha experience.

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