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Online Poker: Viktor Blom Wins $261K Monster Pot

Swede Has A Solid Week At The Nosebleeds On Full Tilt


A lot of intense action at the nosebleed pot-limit Omaha tables on Full Tilt Poker resulted in a crazy week for Viktor “Isildur1” Blom, but he managed to finish in the black $121,000.

That is according to data from HighstakesDB.

The Swede played more than 5,200 hands in the seven-day stretch, which was comprised of 34 unique sessions, according to the tracking. There were huge swings like usual for Blom. This year, Blom is still down more than $1.2 million.

Blom was able to secure a win on the week thanks to apparently profitable matches against Russian poker pro Alex “PostFlopAction” Kostritsyn. The largest hand of the past week occurred in a heads-up $300-$600 pot-limit Omaha battle between Blom and Kostritsyn.

Here’s the hand: Blom had the button and raised to $1,800. Kostritsyn three-bet to $5,400, and Blom four-bet to $16,200. Kostritsyn elected to make the call.

The flop fell 10Diamond Suit 9Spade Suit 4Diamond Suit.

Kostritsyn checked, and Blom checked behind. The fireworks were still to come.

The turn brought the 5Heart Suit, and Kostritsyn decided to bet $32,400.

Blom called, and the river was the 10Heart Suit.

Kostritsyn checked, and Blom shoved for around $82,000. Kostritsyn called.

Blom tabled the AClub Suit QClub Suit ADiamond Suit 10Club Suit for trip tens that were made on the river. Kostritsyn mucked his hand without showing, and Blom raked in the massive $261,672 hand.

It was likely that Kostritsyn was unable to lay down his hand because a lot of the draws had missed and Blom could have easily had one of those busted draws.

Blom took another six-figure pot in their session at almost the exact same time as the above-mentioned monster took place. In the other hand, Blom raked in $113,000 with the KDiamond Suit QHeart Suit 8Heart Suit JHeart Suit after making runner-runner flush on a 9Spade Suit 8Spade Suit 3Heart Suit 2Heart Suit 6Heart Suit board. He got paid off on the river.

Kostritsyn did sort of get the last laugh by winning more than $200,000 over at PokerStars over the seven days, which made him a bigger winner during the time span than Blom. Kostritsyn’s profits on PokerStars were the most for any one account on the Internet since last Friday. His loss of around $50,000 on Full Tilt made him a roughly $150,000 overall winner on the week.