Patrik Antonius Shows Instagram What $25 Million in Cash Looks Like

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Patrik Antonius Shows Instagram What $25 Million in Cash Looks Like
27 Mar

The Super High-Roller Bowl China was a big deal, Phil Ivey came out to play, Fedor Holz blew through USD$1.8 million in rebuys before bombing out, and the big heads up clash was between the titanic Patrik Antonius and Justin Bonomo, and these two guys ended the day with HK$ 37,830,000 and HK$ 24,735,000 in cash respectively. How they handled their windfall was rather different.

Bonomo went with a nice crisp five foot  long cheque, Antonius decided on something a little more balla for his second place money: cold hard cash.

Antonius could perhaps have requested a currency exchange to a more manageable stack of hundred dollar bills, but since he was apparently intent on filling a Scrooge McDuck vault – or at least a bathtub – with paper currency, he had the casino crack open their cash bucket and scoop him out some bricks.

Perhaps the the light brown colour of the HK$1,000 note reminded him of the stack T1,000,000 plaques he accrued at the final table, perhaps he just wanted to show up Bonomo with that ridiculous cheque.

Either way, we now know what HK$24,735,000 looks like, and the expression a person pulls when asked to count that much out by hand for someone showing off for their Instagram followers.

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Jon is a freelance writer and novelist who learned to play poker after watching Rounders in year 9. He has been giving away his beer money at cards ever since. Currently he is based in Bristol where he makes sporadic donations to the occasional live tournament or drunken late night Zoom session. He ...Read more


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