Artem Metadili completed the small blind, Jon Turner raised to 255,000 out of the big blind, and Metadili announced he was all-in for 1,380,000 total. Turner asked the dealer for a count, but as soon ...
Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom Wins PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Super High Roller
Blom Defeats Dan Shak Heads Up For $1,254,400
Apparently, Viktor “Isildur1” Blom isn’t just good at cash games. It was last year at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure that the Swedish high-stakes phenom revealed one of poker’s worst kept secrets and this year, he returned to the Bahamas to prove that he could hang with some of poker’s best tournament minds.
Blom defeated a stacked field of 32 entrants in the $100,000 PCA Super High Roller to record his first live victory and collect a massive first-place prize of $1,254,400. Blom defeated eventual runner-up Dan Shak, who has made some noise in Super High Roller events in the past, winning a $100,000 event at the Aussie Millions in 2010.
“This was more fun than winning the same amount in a cash game,” said Blom. “I’m not used to making it this far in a tournament. I didn’t expect it. It feels great, very different to playing online.”
Last year’s PCA Main Event champion Galen Hall finished third and was ultimately responsible for bursting the bubble on Scott Seiver, who finished sixth and failed to make the money.
The other two cashing players were Jonathan Duhamel and Daniel Negreanu. Duhamel was recently beaten and robbed in a home invasion by four suspects that allegedly included his ex-girlfriend. Negreanu finished runner-up in this same event in 2011, losing to Eugene Katchalov.
Here’s a look at the final results.
1. Viktor Blom — $1,254,400
2. Dan Shak — $846,700
3. Galen Hall — $470,400
4. Jonathan Duhamel — $313,600
5. Daniel Negreanu — $250,900
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