When Full Tilt went offline in June of 2011, Patrik Antonius pretty much stayed out of the high stakes online poker world. But he eventually returned to online poker under the name “FinddaGrind” and has been dominating. In fact, he’s earned over $1.1 million since last Friday and hasn’t shown any signs of slowing down.
Most of Antonius’ winnings came in $2k/$4k Omaha Hi-Lo games against some of the world’s best players. A few of the elite grinders that he made money off of included “samrostan,” “KPR16″ and “PostFlopAction.”
Thanks to his latest haul of $1.1 million, Antonius has now earned $1.52 million on the year – and what’s crazy is that there are nine months left. Perhaps even more crazy is the fact that Viktor Blom has already made over $4 million. You can see the biggest winners from 2013 below:
Viktor “Isildur1” Blom – $4,063,347
Alexander “PostflopAction” Kostritsyn – $3,474,146
Ben “Bttech86” Tollerene – $1,841,245
Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond – $1,797,335
Patrik “FinddaGrind” Antonius – $1,523,801
Going back to Antonius, he’s been able to earn $3,865,428 on his FinddaGrind name since November of 2012. Counting this amount and the $11-plus million that Patrick made on his previous screen name, he’s collectec over $15 million in online poker profits.
But as much money as this is, it only ranks second in the game’s history. Phil Ivey actually holds the record for online poker winnings with over $17 million.
The gap between him and Antonius was actually much greater at the beginning of 2012; Ivey had around $19 million, while Antonius had about $11.5 million in profits. But that gap is obviously much smaller now with Patrick threatening to one day become the winningest player in internet poker history. Of course, he has about a $2 million difference to make up first.