Good Weekend So Far for trex313 and FinddaGrind
Patrik Antonius is going strong in his million dollar challenge with Rui Cao after crushing him at triple draw yesterday
trex313 won $239k Friday and has now won over $1.2m this week
The past couple of days have seen the continued resurgence of two of Full Tilt Poker's biggest ever winners as Hac "trex313" Dang and Patrik "FinddaGrind" Antonius topped the daily leader boards on Friday and Saturday.
After a poor start to the year for trex313 this week has seen the US pro win over $1.2 million in the past few days. On Friday he took a decent chunk of his leader board topping $239.7k win playin Isildur1 heads up at the $200/$400 PLO tables. This is also where his biggest pots of the day came from;
trex313 makes a full house on the river and snaps up Isildur1's large river bet and this $124k pot
The biggest hands of the day however came at the $250/$500 PLO tables over at Full Tilt;
patpatpanda gets his money in good but Ziigmund picks up a lucky gutshot on the turn to take this $183.2k pot
Ben "Bttech86" Tollerene's flopped bottom set outlasts Ziigmund's open ended straight draw twice in this $147.2k pot
In fact although trex313 was the biggest single winning player, Tollerene actually won more across both his Full Tilt and PokerStars accounts as he won $205.7k at PokerStars playing as Ben86 as well as $82.8k at Full Tilt.
Isildur1 couldn't keep up his winning ways after his $85k win on Thursday as he lost $266k playing PLO and triple draw on Friday.
Other six figure winners Friday included Phil "Polarizing" Ivey who won $158.5k, Odd_Oddsen who took $116k and Erik1223 who won $105.4k.
Yesterday was all about the long awaited million dollar challenge between Patrik "FinddaGrind" Antonius and Rui Cao. Although it was believed that the match had already begun last week, it appears that was just a warm up for the real thing which started with 2-7 Triple Draw yesterday. Antonius ran away with the match taking the first $300k of the challenge. The pair had earlier played a little of their NLHE match with Antonius taking a slight lead (c.$20k) before they switched back to triple draw. The match has now moved on to PLO, where Antonius currently holds a substantial lead. You can read all about the first part of the challenge in our longer summary here
Antonius ended as the days biggest winner with a $266.3k score, having lost some of his challenge winnings at the mixed game tables.
Other big winners yesterday include Kipu, who won $191.1k at the $50/$100 PLO tables over at PokerStars; patpatpanda who booked a $173.8k win at the mixed tables of Full Tilt, and KPR16 who won $107.9k at the FLO8 tables.
Friday's Biggest Winners
Saturday's Biggest Winners
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