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Phil Galfond Crushes Viktor Blom For $1 Million

However, Swede Still Up $4 Million To Start 2013

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Galfond v. Blom, Jan. 14, 2013

After about a $5-million upswing to start the year on Full Tilt Poker software, Viktor “Isildur1” Blom was decimated Sunday by Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond to the tune of $1 million, according to tracking data from HighstakesDB.

Blom had dominated Ben “Sauce1234” Sulsky — online poker’s biggest winner last year — in the early stages of 2013 and had actually won some against Galfond recently, but Sunday spelled disaster for the 22-year-old Swedish poker professional.

Over about a couple thousand hands, Galfond put an end to the latest successes of Blom’s relentless aggression. One of the biggest hands of the session was at $200-$400 PLO.

Blom had the button and raised to $1,200. Galfond three-bet to $3,600. Blom called.

The flop came 8Diamond Suit 5Spade Suit 2Club Suit, and Galfond fired $4,248. Blom bumped it up to $12,400, and Galfond just called. The 4Spade Suit landed on the turn.

Galfond checked to his opponent, who bet $23,600. Galfond requested “time” before eventually shoving for $94,247.50. Blom quickly called the all-in bet.

Galfond exposed the 6Club Suit 4Diamond Suit 8Club Suit 7Diamond Suit, which had coolered Blom’s 10Heart Suit 6Diamond Suit 3Club Suit 2Spade Suit. The river brought a meaningless KHeart Suit, and Galfond raked in the $220,494.50 pot.

The two continued to battle until Blom eventually decided to call it quits.

 
 
 
 

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John49
over 1 year ago

How is this a cooler? Galfond had the best hand, Blom raised him and hit a gutshot while Galfond hit a OESD. Never draw to second best...this goes double for Omaha.

 
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archimedes11
over 1 year ago

It's a cooler, not a suckout. Getting it in in omaha without the nuts is risky, sure. But when you're playing HU against one of the best players in the world, you can't exactly go around making hero folds either. There was obv dynamic to take into consideration.

 
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SpencerTracey
over 1 year ago

John49 - Galfond had a wrap, not OESD - big difference.

 
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