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Blom Wins $500K Online During World Series Of Poker

Decision Not To Attend WSOP Turned Out To Be A Good One

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Despite not coming to the 2014 World Series of Poker in Las Vegas, Swedish poker pro Viktor Blom won roughly $500,000 during the span of the summer Series.

Blom was the second largest winner over the period, trailing only punting-peddler, who had more than $550,000 in profits. The games were quieter than normal, thanks to many of the game’s top online pros being in Las Vegas trying to capture a bracelet.

Online superstars who were present at the 2014 WSOP include Dan Cates, Scott Palmer, Phil Galfond, Gus Hansen, Ola Amundsgard, Doug Polk, Isaac Haxton, among others.

Polk won a bracelet, while Palmer made a very deep run in the main event by finishing in 19th. Polk also won a $100,000 buy-in high roller event at Bellagio this summer.

Ben “Sauce1234” Sulsky apparently skipped the entire WSOP, which turned out to be a good decision for him as well, as he was up around $260,000 from late May to Mid-July. Sulsky came to the WSOP in 2013 and squared off in a heads-up match against Phil Galfond.

While the pots were massive at the Rio ($15 million up for grabs in the $1 million buy-in One Drop, for example), the largest pot played online while WSOP tournaments were going on was a $275,000 hand won by Denoking at $300-$600 no-limit hold’em. The unknown player flopped a set of fours and got paid off by SanIker.

Despite the profits for Blom, he is in the hole $1.3 million on the year. The losses in 2014 have put him at a $3 million deficit lifetime on Full Tilt Poker, the site he calls home.

Blom’s results through the mid-point of 2014 are bad, but are arguably even worse considering he was up more than $2 million back in February. His swings are vicious.

Hansen, who has taken more than a month off from playing, is still down $3.5 million on the year, which is the worst among all the nosebleed grinders.

The Dane is still down more than $18 million lifetime on the Full Tilt software.

All figures via HighstakesDB.

 
 
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notCIA
over 7 years ago

I'm a lifetime winner on FTP, but lifetime losers Blom and Hansen get all the publicity. I think I need to fire my PR guy.

 
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Henny
over 7 years ago

But there's only one difference: while they play against the world's greatest, you play against the world's worst.

 
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notCIA
over 7 years ago

No, Henny, there is another important difference. I have never gone into the red on FTP, not even for 1 day.
Just as a side note, I don't believe the figures reported on Hansen.

 
 

kevko_2000
over 7 years ago

That's easy to do when you are playing for pennies CIA. lmao

 
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notCIA
over 7 years ago

First, kevko, obviously i am joking around here.
Second, if it's so easy, why are the vast majority losers?
Third, the only way you keep score in poker is with money. If you are a loser, you are a loser. It doesn't matter what stakes you play at. If I play for high stakes and lose, and keep losing, how stupid is that?
And last, you have no idea what stakes i play for, so you don't know of what you speak, do you?

 
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kevko_2000
over 7 years ago

lol I don't really care what stakes you play. You were the one comparing yourself to the poker superstars.
Talk about over-reacting to a joke. bahahaha
Boy you sure are butthurt.

 
 

Bigstax
over 7 years ago

Headline:
Blom Wins $500K Online During World Series Of Poker

ACTUAL STORY:

Despite the profits for Blom, he is in the hole $1.3 million on the year. The losses in 2014 have put him at a $3 million deficit lifetime on Full Tilt Poker, the site he calls home.

Blom’s results through the mid-point of 2014 are bad, but are arguably even worse considering he was up more than $2 million back in February. His swings are vicious.

POINT:
Why should I read this. What a waste of my last few remaining brain cels. (SIC)

MrBigStax

 
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kevko_2000
over 7 years ago

ummm he did win $500k so what's so hard to understand about that? It was a good decision for him not to attend the wsop because he chipped away at some of his losses. I think your brain cells were already wasted. lol

 
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