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High-Stakes Online Poker: Blom, Tollerene Have $1 Million Months To Start 2014

Poker Pros Kicking Off New Year With A Bang

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Ben Tollerene

Two of the biggest winners in 2013 have started off the new year with a continuance of their same winning ways. Both Viktor “Isildur1” Blom and Ben “Bttech86” Tollerene enjoyed months of January of $1.6 million and $1.4 million, respectively, according to data from HighstakesDB.

Blom’s profits have come over nearly 50,000 hands, while Tollerene won that seven-figure sum over just 8,000 hands so far in 2014. That’s a big difference in style.

The Swede and the Texan have been fixtures at the high-stakes cash game tables on Full Tilt Poker for quite some time, even squaring off from time to time in epic battles. At one point last year, Tollerene lost $1.7 million to Blom in a single session.

Both Blom and Tollerene’s latest action has been against Gus Hansen, who is down more than $1 million this year so far. He has been the punching bag for much of the high-stakes online cash game world for more than a year now.

Blom has been finding action at $2,000-$4,000 limit Omaha eight-or-better.

Here’s a look at who is up and who is down in 2014 so far:

Winners

Viktor “Isildur1” Blom — $1,664,993
Ben “Bttech86” Tollerene — $1,444,718
Doug “WCGRider” Polk — $880,639
Isaac “luvtheWNBA” Haxton — $397,369
mikki696 — $378,325

Losers

Gus Hansen — $1,202,207
Alex “IReadYrSoul” Millar — $659,520
SanIker — $316,646
Patrik “FinddaGrind” Antonius — $303,590
Ben “Sauce1234” Sulsky — $195,283

Both mikki696 and SanIker are unknowns with regards to their real identities.

The year 2014 marks the beginning of the second full year of Full Tilt Poker cash games running again in cyberspace. The site relaunched in Nov. 2012 under PokerStars ownership.