Patrik Antonius

Patrik Antonius
GPI rank: 3283
EPT Wins: 1
Total Live Earnings: $12,800,699
Finland Finland
Nickname: FinddaGrind
Last seen on: 2022 PokerStars EPT Monte Carlo


Patrik Antonius is a professional poker player from Helsinki, Finland, currently living in Monte Carlo. He is known for winning the European Poker Tour Baden Main Event in 2005 as well as scoring numerous World Series of Poker and World Poker Tour money finishes. Antonius is also considered one of the best high-stakes online poker players in the world.


Antonius was born in 1980. He started playing poker at a very young age with his friends. He was also a very promising tennis player, but suffered a severe back injury as a teenager and was out of the training for a year and a half. It was at that time when he started taking poker seriously playing $50 games with his buddies. When he turned 18 Antonius took his game to the local casino.


Although Antonius pursued his tennis career after the injury, a few years later he suffered another one and was forced to give up his dream of becoming a tennis superstar. In search of a new path in life he tried a number of other things including modeling, waiting tables, selling products door-to-door coaching tennis, but nothing caught up to him. Nothing except poker.

World Series of Poker

The first time Antonius finished in the money at the World Series of Poker was in 2005. He cashed in total of three events that year collecting almost $21,000 in winnings. Then in 2006 he added another five cashes. His best result that year was the 9th place finis at the $50,000 H.O.R.S.E. event for which Antonius collected just over $200,000. In 2007 he scored his best WSOP result to date finishing third in the $10,000 World Championship Pot-Limit Omaha for more than $300,000.

Antonius made another WSOP final table in 2008 placing seventh in the $10,000 World Championship Pot-Limit Hold'em for more than $120,000. Then in 2011 he scored a ninth place finish at the WSOP Europe €10,000 Main Event in Cannes, France collecting €90,000.

Patrik Antonius' Top 5 WSOP Results

2007$10,000 World Championship Pot-Limit Omaha3rd$311,394
2008$10,000 World Championship Pot-Limit Hold'em7th$124,080
2006$50,000 H.O.R.S.E.9th$205,920
2011WSOPE €10,000 Main Event9th€90,000 ($120,228)
2006$10,000 Pot-Limit Omaha15th$20,492

World Poker Tour

Antonius has a total of seven World Poker Tour cashes on his record including the runner-up finish in the 2005 Five Diamond World Poker Classic $15,000 Championship event. Antonius lost that heads-up play to Denmark's Rehne Pedersen and took home just over $1 million in cash.

Patrik Antonius' Top 5 WPT Results

2005Five Diamond World Poker Classic $15,000 Main Event2nd$1,046,470
2005PokerStars Caribbean Adventure $7,800 Main Event12th$34,600
2005Bay 101 Shooting Stars of Poker $9,750 Championship15th$40,000
2006Five-Star World Poker Classic $25,000 Championship17th$117,165
2008Spanish Championship €5,000 No-Limit Hold'em22nd€7,580 ($11,818)

European Poker Tour

Antonius cashed in three European Poker Tour events one of which brought him the EPT title. In 2005 Antonius took down the EPT Baden €4,000 Main Event for the €288,180 first-place prize. He finished third at the EPT Barcelona Main Event that very same year collecting €117,000. His third EPT cash came only seven years later when Antonius finished fourth in the €98,500 8 Max Super High Roller Reload event at the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo for €443,000.

Patrik Antonius' Top 3 EPT Results

2005Baden €4,000 Main Event1st€288,180
2005Barcelona €4,000 Main Event3rd€117,000
2012Grand Final, Monte Carlo €98,500 8 Max Super High Roller Reload4th€443,000

Other Achievements

In 2005 Antonius won the Skr 30,000 No-Limit Hold'em event at the Ladbrokes Scandinavian Poker Championships in Stockholm, Sweden taking home Skr 500,000 ($ 66,261). Two years later, in 2007 he placed first in Poker After Dark's $20,000 Week 12 International Event for $120,000. Then in 2010 Antonius won another $120,000 for taking down The Poker Lounge's $20,000 event on Episode 5. That same year he won the Poker Million IX Heat 4 on Sky Sports for $90,000 in prize money.

In 2011 Antonius final tabled the biggest poker event in the southern hemisphere, the Aussie Millions Main Event. He finished the tournament in 8th place collecting A$ 130,000. One year later Antonius came back to Australia for another deep run, only this time it was at the A$250,000 No-Limit Hold'em / $250,000 Challenge. Antonius finished the tournament in second place which was good for A$1,200,000.

Did you know?

  • At the beginning of his poker career Antonius was coached by Marcel Luske and was a member of his “Circle of Outlaws”.
  • Antonius used to be one of the biggest sharks in the high-stakes nosebleed cash games on Full Tilt Poker playing against the other big names, Tom “durrrr” Dwan, Viktor “Isildur1” Blom, Phil Ivey, Brian Townsend and others.

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #78: $1,000 Turbo No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
267th $2,108
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #63: $500 Mini Main Event, $5M GTD
384th $3,037
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #62: $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha
19th $69,825
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #60: $525 Bounty No Limit Hold'em 6-Handed
231st $850
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #51: $400 Pot Limit Omaha
144th $1,096
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #48: $1,500 MILLIONAIRE MAKER, $5M GTD, $1M to 1st
485th $2,859
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #42: $400 PLOSSUS [Day 2], $1M GTD
359th $1,166
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #41: $400 COLOSSUS [Day 2], $3M GTD
1066th $1,011
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #40: $2,500 Pot Limit Omaha
48th $5,877
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #33: $1,111 Every 1 for Covid Relief [Caesars Cares]
119th $3,116
2020 GGPoker WSOP Online Bracelet Events
Event #36: $1,500 FIFTY STACK No Limit Hold'em
14th $12,052
2019 EPT Barcelona
€5,300 EPT Main Event
221st €10,030
2019 EPT Barcelona
€10,300 EPT High Roller
60th €19,380
2019 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT
€5,300 EPT Main Event
35th €17,310
2019 The Patrik Antonius Poker Challenge
€10,200 Championship Event
1st €78,100
2018 PokerStars EPT Prague
€5,300 EPT Main Event
52nd €17,540
2018 PokerStars EPT Prague
€10,300 EPT High Roller
37th €17,330
2018 EPT Barcelona
Main Event
196th €9,740
2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Russia
₽3,000,000 Triton Poker High Roller
4th 15,000,000 RUB
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #65: $10,000 No-Limit Hold'em MAIN EVENT - World Championship
814th $18,340
2018 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo©Casino EPT
Main Event
6th €139,050
2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Grand Final Barcelona
€50K Super High Roller
3rd €400,000
2018 partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany
€25,000 Super High Roller
1st €425,000
2017 PokerStars Championship presented by Monte-Carlo Casino®
Main Event
79th €9,540
2015 EPT Season 12 Barcelona
€5,300 Main Event
71st €18,320
2014 Aussie Millions
$100,000 Challenge
5th 700,000 AUD
2013 EPT London
£50,000 Super High Roller
8th £109,455
2013 Aussie Millions
$10,000 Main Event
3rd 600,000 AUD
The 2012 PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final
€100,000 Super High Roller
4th €443,000
2012 Aussie Millions
$250,000 Super High Roller
2nd 1,200,000 AUD
2011 World Series of Poker Europe
Event #7: €10,400 Main Event Championship
9th €90,000
2011 Aussie Millions
Event #9: Aussie Millions Main Event
8th 130,000 AUD
2011 Aussie Millions
Full Tilt Poker $25,000 Shootout Invitational
5th 40,000 AUD
2009 Aussie Millions
Event 9 - $10,500 Aussie Millions Main Event
41st 20,000 AUD
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 4 - $5,000 Mixed Hold'em (Limit/No Limit)
27th $12,483
2008 World Series of Poker
Event 1 - $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em World Championship
7th $124,080
2007 World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE)
Event 3 - £10,000 No-Limit Holdem Main Event
29th £27,150
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 50 - $10,000 Pot Limit Omaha
3rd $311,394
WPT $25,000 Championship - Bellagio
WPT Championship Main Event
52nd $46,410
2007 Aussie Millions Crown Casino Poker Championship
Event 9 - $10,500 Main Event
13th $90,000

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