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Online Poker: Viktor Blom Has $350,000 July

Ben Sulsky Returns To Internet Post-WSOP, Wins Big


Despite not attending the 2015 World Series of Poker, some poker pros, including high-stakes online grinder Viktor Blom, have been enjoying big summers. Blom is leading the way in the online poker world this month with roughly $350,000 in profits, according to tracking data from HighstakesDB.

Other big winners online this summer who were absent from the WSOP are Alex “IReadYrSoul” Millar and Jens “Jeans89” Kyllönen, who both are on six-figure upswings. Kyllönen’s winnings were especially well-time because he had been on quite a long downswing recently.

Since leaving Las Vegas, Ben “Sauce123” Sulsky has taken in about $150,000 after roughly 1,400 hands. Sulsky recorded three cashes at the WSOP this year, totaling more than $1.5 million. One of the final tables was in the $50,000 Poker Players Championship. Combine his live and online earnings on the year, and Sulsky is up roughly $2.5 million in 2015.

Though he has lost more than $1 million online so far this summer, Phil Ivey has been back grinding on the web post-WSOP and has won nearly $90,000. He plays under “RaiseOnce” on PokerStars.

The largest hand of the summer thus far, worth $228,952, went to Blom. It was one of his dozen six-figure pots during July. At $250-$500 pot-limit Omaha against “Doorbread” on July 18, Blom had the button and raised to $1,500. Doorbread three-bet to $4,500, and Blom called.

The flop fell KClub Suit 8Spade Suit 6Club Suit.

Doorbread checked, and Blom fired $5,500. His opponent check-raised to $17,500, and Blom called. The turn was the 2Heart Suit. Doorbread bet $33,500. Blom called.

The river was the 9Diamond Suit, and Doorbread moved all-in for $58,960. Blom called.

Their cards:

Doorbread: KSpade Suit KDiamond Suit 5Heart Suit 5Diamond Suit
Blom: ASpade Suit 8Heart Suit 7Club Suit 5Club Suit

Blom took the pot with a rivered nine-high straight. His opponent had flopped top set, but Blom had a huge drawing hand. According to Card Player’s Omaha odds calculator, Blom wins that hand about 44 percent of the time after the flop. In other words, it was basically a coinflip.

Despite that hand, and his winnings this summer, Blom is still down around $600,000 this year. Sulsky is sitting atop the leader board with his seven-figures in winnings.



6 years ago

july 18 was my birthday... i was excited by a 200 check from my dad. Blom had the better day :/


6 years ago

How is 44% basically a coin flip?