I almost didn’t want to write today’s article. Given previous history after I have written articles about Viktor Blom, I don’t want to jinx the man. I may not believe in luck, or jinxes per se, but the evidence has been mounting up. I’m pretty sure that yesterday’s article was the 1st time I’d written about Isildur winning, and the next day, HE WON AGAIN! I’m actually in shock. If I wasn’t already sitting down, I’d probably have to sit down.
He started off the day at the 2-7TD tables, playing against 2-7TD specialist Sebastien “Seb86” Sabic. Over 373 hands and two and half hours, Viktor worked his way to a $158,180 profit. That’s now big wins over two of the worlds best 2-7TD players in two days, so it seems that either Blom is running hotter than the sun, or his 2-7TD game has really stepped up recently. We caught some of the action, and it’s in the video below:
After this session, Blom took some time off to bask in his win (I’m guessing). 2 hours later, he was back, but this time at the 6-Max $1.5k/$3k 2-7TD games. What was the same, was who he was playing. With just Isildur1 and “Seb86” at the table, the game could just as easily be played at a heads up table. Seb clawed back a $36,772 win from this 132 hand session.
At the same time, Viktor was playing his first PLO of the day at the $200/$400 tables. Over the next hour and forty minutes, Viktor played out for a $19,679 profit. The action involved Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies, who we haven’t been seeing very much on the Full Tilt high stakes scene recently, but with the addition of the FullTiltPoker.EU site, he’s now able to play tax free from his Finnish base. We have some of the action below:
An hour in to his PLO excursion, Viktor opened up another game, this time it was $2k/$4k FLO8 against “SallyWoo.” They played 2 session over the day, with the first, a larger 87 hand session, earning Viktor $114,977, and the second 17 hand session earning him $4,996. It seems that Viktor’s 2-7TD game isn’t the only one he’s got better at, as Sally is considered one of the best FLO8 players online today. We have a taste of the action below:
Now we get into the meat of the day, because the stars aligned, and some serious $250/$500 PLO action commenced. With players the calibre of Viktor Blom, Tom “durrrr” Dwan, Ben “Bttech86” Tollerene and Ben “Sauce1234” Sulsky, the game was always going be big, and full of action.
We caught pretty much all the action, and we’ll start off by showing you one of the biggest hands on Full Tilt since it’s return:
We also have gone through the records, and have got you a selection of the best action involving our Swedish master:
Viktor left the PLO tables with a very nice $576,637 profit tucked into his online wallet. Viktor then went into his last phase of action for the day, and sat against Kyle “KPR16” Ray at a pair of $2k/$4k FLO8 tables. Over a session lasting a little more than half an hour, KPR managed to squeak out a $17k profit.
With all this action behind him, Viktor Blom was richer to the tune of $774,535. His numbers for the year has started to climb again, and he’s currently standing on a $2.06 Million profit since January 1st. While I can’t promise a continuation to this kind of form for our Swedish Hero, it does seem that, after two winning days, the downswing has been broken. Viktor is defying my, and others, expectations, and beating the best in the world at games he can only be considered a novice at. His ability to adapt, and learn these new games is astonishing me, and is probably concerning to his opponents. Having Viktor Blom at your 2-7TD or FLO8 table was probably considered a bonus a short time ago. I think that perception may be changing.
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