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Viktor Blom Amasses Stunning $1 Million Stack At Capped Pot-Limit Omaha

Isildur1 Duels With Ben Tollerene Thursday Morning


On Thursday morning (United States time zones) Viktor “Isildur1” Blom, a Swede, was engaged in epic $500-$1,000 action with American Ben “Bttech86” Tollerene, who was logging on from Canada thanks to online poker largely being restricted in U.S. cyberspace.

The pair had hundreds of thousands of dollars spread across a handful of high-stakes pot-limit Omaha tables, which are some of the priciest Full Tilt offers. At one of the tables Blom sat with a staggering sum of more than $1 million. What’s even more remarkable about the feat is that the game was capped at $40,000, meaning that each player could only lose a maximum of $40,000 each hand. Players typically sit down with $40,000 to start.

After Blom won an $80,000 pot with a nut flush, Tollerene decided to close out that table, presumably because the stacks were so lopsided. Why would he keep reloading for $40,000 when Blom had more than $1 million in his virtual corner? Sort of demoralizing.

The battle was still ongoing as of around 10:30 a.m. EST and it was unclear what the official score was, but it’s safe to say Blom was beating up Tollerene pretty badly. It was good news for Blom, who up until Thursday had dropped more than $600,000 over the first few days of April, according to HighstakesDB. Tollerene was up about $370,000.

The two high-stakes pros were both up about $2.4 million on the year prior to Thursday. For the final results of this duel check back tomorrow at