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High-Stakes Online Poker: Viktor Blom Off To Torrid 2014 Start

Poker Pro Up More Than $1 Million This Month

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Poker pro Viktor “Isildur1” Blom has began 2014 by winning more than $1 million.

His performance so far this year basically mirrors what he did in January 2013, though then he was up more than $4 million by the end of the first month of the year.

The past seven days for the Swede have netted him more than $700,000 of the profits.

Lifetime on Full Tilt Poker, Blom is still in the hole around $650,000.

Blom’s frequent nemesis Ben “Bttech86” Tollerene has the top spot so far this year with around $1.3 million in profits. Other big winners include Doug “WCGRider” Polk ($700,000), Isaac “luvtheWNBA” Haxton ($400,000) and Dan “jungleman12” Cates ($200,000).

The most intense action this year has come at $400-$800 pot-limit Omaha, however the largest pot in 2014 was a no-limit hold’em one won two days ago by Haxton. It was a $323,000 hand versus Blom, where Haxton held a queen-high flush.

Bloom mucked without showing after calling Haxton’s all-in river bet.

On the flip side through the first few weeks of 2014 are Gus Hansen (-$1.16 million), Alex “IReadYrSoul” Millar (-$660,000), Patrik “FinddaGrind” Antonius (-$300,000) and Ben “Sauce1234” Sulsky (-$200,000). Hansen is down around $16 million lifetime on Full Tilt.

The good news for the high-stakes community this week was that $82 million worth of stolen Full Tilt Poker money will soon be released to victims of the site under prior ownership.

That could be a huge boost to the poker economy.

All figures courtesy of HighstakesDB.