We are reporting a lot on Patrik Antonius these days, but when one of the best and most recognizable players on the circuit is playing a lot and in addition is making a big turnaround, it is quite natural that this is the big story. Yesterday he played 535 hands and won just over $300K, but most of this came from the 88 hands he played against his fellow Finn, Ziigmund. Another interesting matchup was the $200/$400 NLHE match between durrrr and URnotINdanger2 that lasted 3200 hands and where the latter won $180K. For and a half buy-ins is not a major swing in such a long match, but I am sure it feels good for URnotINdanger2 to take durrrr’s scalp.
Antonius’ rivers a full house and gets Ziigmund to pay him off. $252K pot.
A nice river for Antonius here, but was he ahead all the way? The way Ziigmund plays the hand, it certainly feels as though he is slowplaying a five here. Since we’re not shown his hand, we might never know, but there are not a lot of other alternatives. Flopping top pair and turning a flush draw might be one hand he could hold, but it seems that he would very often be checking down the river with such a hand. If Ziigmund did indeed have a five, you might think that he got burned by slowplaying the hand, but the fact is that Antonius would never fold this hand, so playing trips fast here would yield the same result in the end
Antonius flops top set and fades Ziigmund’s flushdraw and overpair. $212K pot.
URnotINdanger2 rivers a straight and wins a $177K pot.
URnotINdanger2 makes all the wrong choices and lets durrrr win a $134K pot
URnotINdanger2 flops the nut straight and durrrr bluffs the turn drawing dead. $117K pot.
Both players flop trips, but URnotINdanger2 better kicker plays. $108K pot.
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