Flashback Friday - Patrik Antonius Wins Largest Pot in Online Poker History
This week's edition of Flashback Friday takes us back to November 7, 2009, a day that will never happen again thanks to recent changes at Full Tilt Poker.
Patrik Antonius and Viktor "Isildur1" Blom were entangled in a massive heads-up match playing $500-$1,000 PL Omaha.
A mini-raising war pre-flop resulted in Antonius five-betting to $81,000 before Isildur1 finally decided to see a flop.
On a flop of 5c-4s-2h, Antonius bet out $91,000, followed by a pot-size raise by Isildur1 to $435,000,
Antonius potted to $779,000, effectively putting Isildur1 all-in for his last $162,473. He made the call to make the total pot $1,356.946.50.
Antonius had Ah-Kh-Ks-3s for a flopped wheel and backdoor flush draw. Isildur1 had a wrap draw with 9s-8h-7d-6d.
The turn fell the 5h and river the 9c to give Patrik Antonius the largest pot in online poker history. Check out the video below to see how the hand unfolded in real time, including the insane amount of railbird chat that was common for games back then.
This will likely stay the largest pot in online poker history for the foreseeable future thanks to recent changes at Full Tilt Poker. Many of the highest limits have been eliminated with the highest games available now just $250-$500 PL.