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Online Poker: Viktor Blom Drops $1.89 Million

Isildur1 Has Horrid Week At High-Stakes Tables On Full Tilt


Another week and more vicious swings for Viktor Blom.

Over the past seven days on Full Tilt Poker, the Swede dropped around $1.89 million, according to data from HighstakesDB. The plunge has him up just $1.2 million on the year. His high point was around $5.2 million, after the best upswing of his life occurred in January.

Between Monday (9/9) and Tuesday (9/10) he did manage to win about $330,000, but the rest of the week was just atrocious. Almost every session resulted in dropping six-figure sums.

His biggest action came at heads-up no-limit hold’em with stakes $400-$800. He played against the likes of “RookieNFL”, “SanIker” and Alex “IReadYrSoul” Millar.

No pot in these games exceeded $300,000 this week, but there were definitely some interesting ones. Blom and Millar played a fascinating one when the stacks were pretty deep.

Blom ($135,000) had the button and raised to $2,400 with the 2Spade Suit 2Heart Suit, and Millar ($266,000) called with the JDiamond Suit 8Heart Suit. Both hands are pretty strong heads-up against aggressive opponents.

The flop fell JClub Suit 10Spade Suit 4Heart Suit, and Millar checked. Blom checked as well. The turn brought the JHeart Suit.

Millar checked again, and this time Blom bet $4,000. Millar just called with his trips.

The river was the 2Diamond Suit, and Millar checked for a third time. Blom decided to bet $12,000 with his rivered full house. Millar check raised to $42,000. Blom thought about what to do.

He eventually decided to just call and raked in the nearly $100,000 pot.

The second biggest loser on the week was Gus Hansen. He dropped $611,339, which brings his losses on the year to $4.3 million.

Isaac “luvtheWNBA” Haxton was the top performer, earning $655,730.

Winners In 2013

cottonseed1: $3.14 million
Alexander “PostflopAction” Kostritsyn: $3.14 million
Ben “Bttech86” Tollerene: $3.01 million
Patrik “FiddaGrind” Antonius: $2.78 million
Rhje: $2.47 million

Losers In 2013

Gus Hansen: -$4.32 million
MalACEsia: -$3.77 million
samrostan: -$3.38 million
Phil “Polarizing” Ivey: -$2.94 million
punting-peddler: -$2.08 million

All figures via HighstakesDB.

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