The Railbird: Tollerene Wins Nearly $1.5 Million Back from Blom
After dropping $1.7 million in six hours to him on Thursday, Ben "Bttech86" Tollerene won $1.5 million back from Viktor "Isildur1" Blom on Friday. According to HighStakesDB, Blom started the session up $200,000, but Tollerene quickly came back.
When their first 150-minute session came to a close, Tollerene was up $290,000 and was running $100,000 above expected value (EV). The pair took a 90-minute break, then resumed their heads-up battle.
Blom's struggles continued, and he lost another $526,000 on the two tables in just 30 minutes. When the second session concluded, Tollerene was up over $800,000, and running approximately $400,000 above EV.
Nine hours later, the two linked up again to play a lengthy, 4.5-hour session. Blom dropped another $150,000 immediately, but then crawled back to make the match even. He then pushed ahead $300,000, bringing Tollerene's total winnings to $500,000, but in the final 600 hands of the match, it all went south for the Swede.
In the final hour, Blom lost $1,000,000, and when the two stopped playing, Tollerene had profited a whopping total of $1.49 million.