Patrik Antonius Wins PAPC Championship Event for €78,100

His name is prominently displayed on the tour - the Patrik Antonius Poker Challenge (PAPC) - and he can now have his name etched on the winners trophy as Patrik Antonius topped the field in the PAPC €10,200 Championship Event to win €78,100.

By: Charles Rettmuller

It wasn't much of a field, 10 entrants and 10 re-entries, with Antonius accounting for three of the 20 total entries. But it was a victory nonetheless and the 38-year-old Finn with the model good looks creeped that much closer to $12 million in live tournament cashes.

Antonius is ranked no. 1 on Finland's all-time money list, his PAPC victory putting him over $11,900,000 in a stellar career. Next on the list is Juha Helppi with $7,389,838 in lifetime cashes.

Helppi and poker fans around the world will take note that Antonius bulldozed his way over the entire 7-player final table at the Olympic Park Casino in Tallinn, Estonia, eliminating each player standing between him and the lion's share of the €195,552 prize pool.

Those final table opponents included Koray Aldemir, Jussi Mattila and Robert Mizrachi, the latter just missing a payday but evidently having a great time according to his Twitter feed. Patrik's pocket tens then sent Rahul Byrraju (€20,102) to the rail in 4th place, followed by Joris Ruijs (€38,800) in 3rd.

That left only Antonius and fellow countryman Joni Jouhkimainen to battle heads-up, with Patrik holding twice as many chips as Joni. Incidentally, Jouhkimainen is ranked third on Finland's all-time money list, his score in this event pushing him over the $3 million mark in tournament prize money.

A war lasting more than two hours followed, as did a victory for Antonius when he decimated Joni's chip stack by hitting trips with pocket queens, the same hand that was Patrik's nemesis in the PAPC €25,000 High Roller where he fired four bullets to no avail.

2019 PAPC €10,200 High Roller - Final Results

1 Patrik Antonius €78,100
2 Joni Jouhkimainen €51,550
3 Joris Ruijs €38,800
4 Rahul Byrraju €20,102



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