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Online Poker: Blom, Kostritsyn Start Year In Red

Blom, Last Year's Biggest Winner, Starts 2016 On Downswing

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Poker pro Viktor “Isildur1” Blom, last year’s biggest winner on the Internet, hasn’t started this year in the black. The Swede has dropped $115,000 so far in January, according to tracking data from HighstakesDB.

Through the first nine days of the new year, Blom logged nearly 400 hands. Though he lost roughly $1.4 million on Full Tilt last year, Blom was in the black more than $2 million overall in 2015 thanks to crushing the high-stakes games on PokerStars. The Swede played roughly 250,000 hands on PokerStars during 2015.

In January 2015 on PokerStars, Blom found himself in a $350,000 hole and was still in the red in March. However, he went on a $1 million upswing in April and the rest of the year went pretty well for him. Lifetime on PokerStars, Blom is a $1.8 million winner, though on Full Tilt he has lost $4.7 million.

Russian grinder Alex “joiso” Kostritsyn topped Blom in the losses column to start the year. He was down roughly $140,000 after nearly 600 hands in 2016. Additionally, Brian “tsarrast” Rast was down nearly $100,000 through the first nine days of the month. Rast recently lost a boxing match versus Sorel Mizzi.

On the flip side, David “Deldar182” Eldar won $127,000, while Alexandre “BiatchPeople” Luneau raked in $102,000, during the same period. They are the year’s top winners so far.