At the table, Patrik Antonius is quiet and calculated, like a stone-cold killer. He doesn't say much and often sits looking like a statue with no expression on his face, but Antonius has no need to be animated when his game speaks so highly of itself.
Antonius' tournament record isn't the best of the bunch, but he does have a whopping $4.7 million in live winnings including an EPT title from 2005 when he won the PokerEM/EPT Baden Classic for €288,180. He's a cash-game regular that often plays in the largest games in the world that reach astronomical states. He also has two scores in tournaments worth over $1 million.
At the end of 2005, Antonius took second in the World Poker Tour Fourth Annual Five Diamond World Poker Classic for just over $1.04 million. Earlier this year, he scored second behind none other than Phil Ivey in the Aussie Millions $250,000 Challenge for A$1.2 million.
Towards the end of the night yesterday, Antonius doubled up Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier in a big pot that knocked him way down the totem pole. Mainly because of that, he'll only enter the final table with 338,000 in chips, but he's the last guy anyone will want to double up and give momentum to.