Eric Persson continued to provide evidence of his status as poker’s biggest whale when he lost a $1,978,000 bet to Patrik Antonius on Sunday. [Image: PokerGO.com]
“The largest hand in televised poker history in the United States”
everyone is talking about No gamble, no future Million Dollar Cash Game on PokerGO as of Sunday. During the streaming of the third day of the epic “Cash of the Titans” series, professional poker player Patrik Antonius came face to face with casino owner Eric Persson in a pot that ended up being the largest hand in televised poker history in the United States.
The pot was $1,978,000 by the time Pearson moved everything in and Antonius called him. Just over $1 million of that was a profit for Antonius, and $971,000 of that profit came from the Pearson stack.
The kind of charismatic, obnoxious player that makes him the perfect character
Pearson is undoubtedly attractive to programs like No gamble, no future Because he’s the charismatic type of obnoxious gamer that makes him the perfect character, from a reality TV perspective. It gives shorter attention spans something to look at and listen to when the cards get cold.
However, he’s also attractive to models for two other reasons: Pearson has a humbling talent and deep pockets. This combination is the perfect friend to bring along for sharks like Daniel Negreanu’s personal trainer MJ Gonzales and poker star Patrik Antonius – he’s a friend of a Pisces.
Pearson’s rise to television stardom
Eric Pearson caught the attention of the poker world with his slash performance of Phil Hellmuth in the first round of PokerGO Showdown PGT Poker In April 2022. The personal encounter that took place saw Pearson make the best of what he got from a poker broker, and then a bit more. Most unforgivable in Hellmuth’s eyes, Pearson went on to win the match.
since then Showdown poker For the first time, Pearson became a regular on the high-stakes streaming circuit. But he wasn’t always the most profitable player.
Outside of poker, Persson owns Maverick Gaming, a company that operates 27 casinos across three states. A small percentage of his winnings disappeared across the live poker table like Live in the bikeAnd Banter Live Casinoand the World Poker Tour. He has also appeared on many PokerGO shows including High stakes pokeras his donations were also large.
Along the way, Pearson left a history of insane, high-stakes hands and daring plays that are best summed up in roster form, with videos when available.
Bigger Pearson hands
It all started with a pair of hands. belong to him. flipping a jumper hellmuth.
In June 2022, Pearson misread the painting as being valued at $459,600:
In December 2022, Pearson lost a stack worth $600,000 Live in the bike Jack-four offsuit attempt against a tipped deck:
This is not all bad. There was the time Phil Ivey tried to scam him out of $110,000 when he was streaming.
And then of course, the $1.98 million hand from this weekend:
After all, it’s hard to tell if Pearson is him Larger Pisces is into poker, but it’s definitely worth watching more just to find out.