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.
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