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Online Poker: Viktor Blom Has $2.5M Week

High-Stakes Grinder Having One Of Best Years Online


Over the past four weeks on PokerStars, online poker pro Viktor “Isildur1” Blom has turned in one of his best upswings in his career. The Swede is up more than $2.2 million, according to tracking data from HighstakesDB.

Blom was actually a slight loser over the past month up until Aug. 20, when his tear began. Just over 19,000 hands in a week have added $2.5 million to his pockets.

The next biggest winner after Blom on PokerStars during the stretch was “Yoghii” with roughly $380,000 in profits. So, Blom is really cleaning up at the pot-limit Omaha tables at the moment.

The biggest pot he has ever played on PokerStars went down on Tuesday at $200-$400 PLO. On a flop reading 8Spade Suit 7Club Suit 3Club Suit, Blom held the JSpade Suit 9Club Suit 8Club Suit 8Heart Suit against opponent “WithColor,” who held the KSpade Suit 8Diamond Suit 7Spade Suit 7Heart Suit. All the money went into the center of the virtual table.

According to Card Player’s Omaha Odds Calculator, Blom wins a whopping 91 percent of the time thanks to pretty much coolering his opponent at heads-up PLO. The two elected to run it twice, and Blom’s hand held both times. He raked in the $365,895 pot.

The wins have put his profits on PokerStars in 2015 to roughly $3 million, though he is down more than $1.3 million this year on the company’s sister site Full Tilt.

According to HighstakesDB, this is how Blom has performed on the two sites over the years.

2015: $1,637,318 (Jan. 1-Aug. 28)
2014: -$1,794,273
2013: $542,796
2012: -$2,260,355
2011: $1,472,695
2010: -$414,053
2009: -$2,216,177