Patrik Antonius was far from happy with about the tournament director not holding up the event for the Finn. Antonius was just two minutes late, but play restarted without him and he missed the first hand. Usually this wouldn't be a big issue, but with Antonius' dwindling stack it was certainly reason for concern.
After folding a few hands, and picking up the blinds and antes with a shove, Antonius just called a raise from the big blind. It was Timothy Adams who raised to 50,000 from the cutoff and after Antonius had made the call the flop brought .
Antonius bet 50,000 and Adams moved all in instantly risking just 239,000 chips total. The Finn did not seem too happy, but after a few seconds he pushed his stack forward.
The board ran out , and Antonius found a way to double up. Adams is still up from his chip stack at the break while Antonius just got a lot more dangerous with just 12 players left.
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After unsuccessfully trying to bluff Timothy Adams, Patrik Antonius was left on a short stack. He recently committed for 125,000 after action folded to him in the cutoff, and Ole Schemion, who had just knocked out Daniel Negreanu, made the call. The blinds folded and the cards were turned over:
It was a flip with Antonius looking to hold. The flop not only kept him in the lead, it also gave him a flush draw to take away some of Schemion's outs. The turn gave the German some counterfeit outs to a ten, but the river was no help. Antonius, who is still relatively short, survived and made it to the dinner break.
Timothy Adams opened for 40,000 under the gun and received a call from Patrik Antonius on the button. Mike McDonald came along from the big blind and three players saw a flop of . McDonald checked, Adams bet 90,000 and Antonius called. Adams got out of the way and then the dealer burned and turned the .
Adams slowed down with a check and called when Antonius bet 150,000. When the completed the board on the river, Adams checked and Antonius slid out a big bet of 500,000, leaving himself just 140,000 behind. Adams seemed tortured by the big bet but eventually tossed in a single pink T25,000 chip to signify a call.
Antonius silently tabled the for a missed open-ended straight draw, and that prompted Adams to roll over the to win the monster pot.