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Viktor Blom Has A Rough Week Playing Online Poker

Swede Sitting Out World Series Of Poker For Second Straight Year


Most of the game’s best players are in Las Vegas this month for the World Series of Poker. However, a notable absence is online high-stakes star Viktor “Isildur1” Blom.

Blom, who works for Full Tilt Poker as a sponsored player, has been doing his usual grinding on the Internet, which involves vicious swings. Over the past week, the Swede dropped more than $180,000. The losses were bad news from him, as he was on a nearly $1 million upswing from on or around May 30 to on or around June 2.

This year, Blom is in the hole more than $1.2 million. He was up $2.2 million in February.

Blom trails four others, including Gus Hansen and Phil Ivey, for worst performers online in 2014. Hansen leads the way with $3.54 million in losses.

Blom also didn’t play in the World Series of Poker last year. In 2012, which was his rookie year at the Rio, Blom recorded two cashes. One of them was in the prestigious $50,000 Players Championship. He was chip leader at the end of the third day in that event.

Joining Blom at the high-stakes tables lately, despite the ongoing WSOP, are Isaac Haxton and Ben Sulsky. Both were at the World Series of Poker last year.

Other high-stakes regulars, like Phil Galfond and Doug Polk, have been competing at the Rio. Polk actually captured a bracelet the other day in a $1,000 no-limit hold’em turbo.

All figures via HighstakesDB.

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