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Online Poker: Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom Starts October With $673K In Winnings

Swede Now Up $2 Million On 2015


High-stakes online poker pro Viktor Blom has started off the month of October with $673,881 in earnings, which brings his profits on the year to more than $2 million.

It has taken Blom roughly 259,000 hands between Full Tilt and PokerStars to reach that figure, according to data from HighstakesDB. He has logged 1,900 distinct online poker sessions so far in 2015.

Blom is the biggest winner online this year, and has also played the most out of anyone in the high-stakes community, according to the tracking.

Other big winners through the first nine days of October include “bodamos” ($187,622), Phil “RaiseOnce” Ivey ($146,000) and “TILTMENOT” ($76,000).

On the flip side, Ilari “Ilari FIN” Sahamies (-$211,000), “Jaqueline” (-$207,000), “onehandturks” (-$107,000) are the biggest losers. Ike Haxton (-$85,000), Jens “Jeans89” Kyllönen (-$60,000) and Mike “gordo16” Gorodinsky (-$27,000) also lost some.

The only pot to exceed $200,000 so far this month was chopped by Ben “Ben86” Tollerene and Kyllönen. At six-handed $200-$400 pot-limit Omaha on Oct. 2, Kyllönen had the button and raised to $1,800. “WRUUUUM” in the small blind called, and Tollerene three-bet to $8,000. Kyllönen called, and so did WRUUUUM.

The flop fell 8Diamond Suit 4Diamond Suit 3Heart Suit.

WRUUUUM checked and Tollerene bet $24,475. Kyllönen went all-in for $94,848, WRUUUUM folded, and Tollerene called all in for slightly less. The two elected to run it twice.

Their cards:

Kyllönen: 10Diamond Suit 8Club Suit 7Diamond Suit 5Heart Suit
Tollerene: KSpade Suit KDiamond Suit QHeart Suit QDiamond Suit

According to Card Player’s Omaha Odds Calculator, Tollerene had about 65 percent equity in the hand, while Kyllönen had about 35 percent. Kyllönen’s drawing hand was greatly hurt by his American opponent having a better flush draw.

The first run-out was the 10Spade Suit 6Club Suit, which was good for Kyllönen. The second run-out was the JDiamond Suit 7Club Suit, which was good for Tollerene. The two poker pros split the $200,000 pot.