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Viktor Blom, Who Still Hasn't Shown Up At World Series Of Poker In Las Vegas, Wins Nearly $1 Million Over Past Seven Days Online

Poker Pro Absent From Most Prestigious Tournament Series Of Year


The 2013 World Series of Poker is winding down, with just a handful of events left on the schedule, and high-stakes cash game pro Viktor Blom still hasn’t shown up at all.

It was probably a wise decision for Blom, as he has won more than $1.2 million online on Full Tilt Poker during the time the WSOP has been running in Las Vegas, according to HighstakesDB.

It’s unclear if Blom will come for the $10,000 buy-in main event, which starts Saturday.

Blom was up nearly $1 million over the past seven days, which brings his profits on the year to just under $4 million. Despite the recent surge, Blom has more or less been breaking even after rocketing up to more than $5 million in profits by mid-January.

In 2012, Blom’s first year at the World Series of Poker, he managed to cash in the $50,000 Players Championship, as well as one other event.

While Blom has been sticking with the online game, most of his high-stakes peers, such as Gus Hansen, Ben Sulsky, Phil Galfond and Alexander Kostritsyn, have made the trip to compete in live tournaments in Las Vegas. Galfond has had the best results.