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In Wake Of Horrific $4 Million Downswing, Viktor Blom Drops Down In Stakes

Poker Professional Was Once Up More Than $5 Million This Year, But Now Sits With Less Than $880,000 In Profits, According To HSDB Data

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Times apparently have changed for Viktor “Isildur1” Blom.

On Monday, the poker pro, who at one point in January was incredibly up more than $5 million on 2013, was playing the short stack on a handful of tables, including $50-$100 pot-limit Omaha — a far cry from some of the stakes he had been grinding up until recently.

His session, which saw him sitting with under $1,000 at one table, was super brief, lasting about an hour. Blom has played tens of thousands of hands so far this year.

According to data from HighstakesDB, Blom’s profits for this year have fallen all the way down to under $880,000. His graph actually looks like a roller coaster.

Blom ascended to $5 million at light speed, only to give half of it back over the course of the next few weeks. Ever since then it has been a steady descent for the Swede.

 
 
 
 

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TMCC
over 8 years ago

Well maybe he needs to cash out take his losses, and take a break. Spoiled rich kids need a reality check every now and then.

 
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Drummerboy79
over 8 years ago

Does anyone know how much he's up (or down) in his poker career? This guy doesn't seem to make a profit, he just seems to make headlines for his massive swings at high stakes. Is he really a card playing genius, or just a rich kid having fun?

 
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Kevin5
over 8 years ago

He has stated numerous times that he cares nothing for money. The guy is an action junkie and if he does broke, someone will stake him because that's how it works. The guy is not gonna end up living under a bridge but he may end up dead because of his lifestyle. The guys lives hard and fast but that's a choice.

 
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Wolfed
over 8 years ago

"The guys lives hand and fast..."

I've never hear or read anything to even remotely suggest that Bloom lives his life away from poker in a manner that would be bad for him.

 
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TMCC
over 8 years ago

I know I'm gonna take some crap for this, but I'm gonna say it anyway. I think online poker is a joke. Obviously with the ridiculous swings these "high rollers" have, the only people making the big bucks are the owners of the poker sites. They are getting hand over fist rich, and keep proclaiming to be honest and regulated. I've played live poker for over 15 years now, I'm a decent player but I've never had the luck online. And it's not because I suck at poker, it's the constant bad beats. Same applies to these guys. More luck than skill online, and personally I think online poker has ruined the game.

 
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Michael46
over 8 years ago

Yea I wouldn't agree with you, in general online players are just better because they play so many more hands. When I first started playing online I kept losing as well but if you keep at it eventually you'll start getting better and winning. Oh and as for bad beats that's really just an excuse, everyone has had bad beats its part of poker so you really can't blame something that affects everyone. I've probably had every single bad beat you could possibly imagine from playing online but I still profit about about a thousand or so every week from SNGs because poker is a game of skill.

 
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harrypotter
over 8 years ago

Sorry Tmcc, anybody that claims that poker is more about luck than skill is just a bad poker player.

 
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nowmoney
over 6 years ago

I agree with Michael46 and harrypotter... Sorry TMCC - you need to stick with low stakes or lower stakes than what you have been playing if you want to make some money instead of loss.
----- > Or just stick with those poker club subscription sites where you can win prizes against weak players such as Club WPT and others.

You can always pay a professional online poker player to train you also.

 
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