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The Full Tilt online poker tables in the high stakes area were abuzz last night as Isildur1 - the successful mystery player whom many believe to be Swedish player Viktor Blom - appeared for more action and was challenged by Finn Patrik Antonius, undeterred by his substantial earlier losses.
In the event it proved to be quite an evening with the mystery maven dropping around $2.4 million and a new record for an online poker pot being established over the nine hours and well over 2,000 hands that were played. It was a great session for Antonius, who took home over $2.4 million and the distinction of winning online poker's biggest pot yet.
Isildur1's successful run over the past few days in particular came to an end when he and Antonius faced off across four $500/$1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha tables. Highlights of the big money action were no fewer than six pots of over $500,000 each, another six over $400,000...and that monster record pot of $878,959, which Antonius made his own after an exciting passage of play that began with almost even stacks held by both players.
Adding even more spice to the evening, Antonius and Isildur1 at one point switched to the $500/$1,000 NLHE tables, where Antonius continued to crush his gutsy opponent, this time for $275,000, according to the independent poker statistics site MarketPulse.
Source: InfoPowa News