Phil Galfond Crushes Viktor Blom For $1 Million
However, Swede Still Up $4 Million To Start 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 8 5 2, and Galfond fired $4,248. Blom bumped it up to $12,400, and Galfond just called. The 4 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 6 4 8 7, which had coolered Blom’s 10 6 3 2. The river brought a meaningless K, and Galfond raked in the $220,494.50 pot.
The two continued to battle until Blom eventually decided to call it quits.
|1||Hellmuth, Matusow Play Heads-Up At LAPC Event|
|2||'Hangover' Actor Arrested For Hitting Gambler At Casino|
|3||Lucky Chewy: Entered "Hibernation" After Bad Session|
|4||Vegas Casinos Stiffed On $110M In Markers|
|5||A Poker Life: Randy Ohel|
|6||Portis To Go To Trial Over Gambling Debt|
|7||Iconic 'Trump' Sign On Shuttered Casino On eBay|
|8||Aldemir Wins 2017 Triton Super High Roller Manila|
|9||ACR Brings Back Online Poker's Glory Days|
|10||Aussie Lawmaker Tells Poker Players To Get VPN|
|1||Dan Cates: Tom Dwan 'Gambled Beyond His Means'|
|2||Las Vegas Strip Area To Lose Poker Room|
|3||Full 2017 WSOP Schedule Announced|
|4||Feds 'Looking Into' High-Stakes Poker Player: Report|
|5||Doug Polk: Five Preflop Mistakes In No-Limit Hold’em|
|6||Another WSOP Bracelet Hits eBay, But This Time For Charity|
|7||Zajmovic Becomes First Ever Female WPT Champion|
|8||Brian Rast Talks About Playing $3 Million Pot|
|9||Poker Bot Crushes Humans In Historic Match|
|10||Sentencing Delayed For Poker Player Travell Thomas|