Yesterday was the big day, as Blom faced Elky in a three table HU match for 50 grand and the prestige of being the best pro’s out there along with teammates Tom Dwan and Gus Hansen. Unfortunately for the Full Tilt Pro’s, Team PokerStars came out on top in stunning fashion, winning the overall battle with a score of 8 to 1.
Blom had the first three matches of the day and was quickly eliminated by Elky in the first one after 21 hands. A lot more time passed until the second table was finished, but Elky managed to come out on top again and eventually closed out all 3 tables. Here are the final hands of all three tables:
1st match winning hand
2nd match winning hand
3rd match winning hand
So Blom lost the match and $50K to Elky, but that was just a drop in the ocean compared to the other high stakes action he put up that day.
Right before the match, Blom sat down at 2-7 Triple Draw table, but after some time he was down around $100k and since the start of his challenge was coming up he decided to sit out of that table. Well we all know how that went down for him and probably any other person in his place would at least take a break at this point before jumping back into the toughest online games, but not Isildur1!
Not a heartbeat later, Blom was back at 2-7 Triple Draw and FLO8 tables as well as a few $200/$400 PLO tables. The PLO games didn’t really catch on at that point, as they quickly broke up and Blom was left with FLO8 and 2-7 Triple Draw. At this point Bloms luck really started to turn around as he started crushing all the tables and after a few hours he was up more the $500K from FLO8 alone and a few hundred grand more at 2-7 Triple Draw.
Here are some of the most interesting hands of Bloms FLO8 and 2-7 Triple Draw sessions:
2-7 Triple Draw
Again, most people would probably call this a day and be happy with turning things around after the horrible start to the day, but Blom is most definitely not most people, as he decided to fire up some deep $400/$800 PLO tables with Ben “Bttech86” Tollerene, probably not the easiest opponent.
However, this night turned very wrong for Ben, as Isildur steamrolled him for over $600K. Ben could not get anything together as Blom took huge pot after huge pot off him.
In the biggest pot of the night Blom started the action with a pot raise from the button to $2,700. Ben popped it up some more to $8,400 and Blom called. The flop came 6h4sAs and Ben wasted no time firing another bet of $13,680 which was called by Blom. Ad hit the turn and Ben fired $35,568 into the growing pot, but Blom was not going anywhere. At this point the pot reached $115,296. The river brought a 4c and the final board read 6h4sAsAd4c. Ben, representing major strength fired $92,476 into the pot and Blom went all in for his last $137,210. Ben was caught on the rope with a bluff and decided to cut his losses by folding, shipping the uncontested $300,549 pot to Blom.
After Blom was done with Ben, he decided to hit some more FLO8 and 2-7 Triple Draw tables, you know, to chill out… Soon after collecting a few hundred grand more across all the tables finally decided to call it a day and brought his total profit for the day to $1.3m. Not bad for a -$150K start.