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The Online Railbird Report: Blom Loses $1.3 Million; Haxton Week's Biggest Winner

Viktor "Isildur1" Blom

After we published last week’s Online Railbird Report, another big game broke out between Viktor “Isildur1” Blom and Alex “IReadYrSoul” Millar. Blom lost over $771,500 to Millar in that match, and not surprisingly he went on to become the week’s biggest loser.

The Swede ended up losing $1,366,606 in 12,031 hands over 210 sessions, which was more than twice as much as the next biggest loser Gus Hansen, who lost $666,808 in 4,212 hands over 53 sessions. Hansen’s loss put him down more than $4.3 million on the year, more than any other player.

Meanwhile, Millar, who was last week’s biggest winner, went on to finish as the week’s third-biggest winner with $451,496 in profit (4 sessions/556 hands). The only two players who performed better were Isaac “luvtheWNBA” Haxton and Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond. Haxton won $655,730 in 2,435 hands over 18 sessions, while Galfond banked $525,128 in 1,966 hands over 13 sessions. That erased Galfond’s $485,580 loss from the week before, and pushed Haxton’s two-week total up to nearly $1 million.

Blom’s Slide Continues on Saturday

On Saturday, Sept. 7, Viktor “Isildur1” Blom looked as if he might have a good day when he took $205,000 off Kyle “KPR16” Ray in a two-hour early-morning battle at the fixed-limit Omaha Hi/Lo tables.

Later in the day, Blom sat down at the $400/$800 no-limit hold’em tables and squared off against “RookieNFL.” Their match lasted 2.5 hours, and in the end “RookieNFL” walked away a $54,500 winner – thanks in no small part to winning the second biggest pot of the day.

In the hand, Blom ($121,170.94) opened for $2,400 and then called when “RookieNFL” ($120,085.50) three-bet to $7,200. Blom then called a bet of $8,820 on the {9-Spades}{8-Spades}{k-Hearts} flop, the {8-Diamonds} appeared on the turn, and “RookieNFL” slowed down with a check. Blom took the opportunity to bet $21,600, “RookieNFL” called and the {5-Hearts} completed the board on the river. “RookieNFL” checked for a second time and then called off for $82,465.50 after Blom moved all in. Blom tabled the {a-Diamonds}{8-Hearts} for trip eights with an ace kicker, but it was no good as “RookieNFL” held the {k-Clubs}{k-Spades} for a full house. The $240,171 pot as shipped over to “RookieNFL.”

From there, Blom sat down at a table with “Sanlker” and five minutes later was down $158,000! It was during those five minutes that the biggest pot of the day occurred. In that hand, “Sanlker” ($130,049) opened for $2,000 only to have Blom ($129,948.50) three-bet to $7,200. Not to be outdone, “Sanlker” four-bet to $18,200, Blom called and the flop came down {j-Spades}{10-Clubs}{8-Hearts}. Blom checked, “Sanlker” bet $14,500 and Blom moved all in. “Sanlker” called and tabled the {9-Clubs}{7-Diamonds} for a flopped straight, which was ahead of Blom’s {7-Spades}{10-Spades}. The turn and river were run twice, but neither the {q-Diamonds}{k-Clubs} on the first run nor the {10-Diamonds}{3-Hearts} on the second changed a thing and “Sanlker” took down the entire $259,897 pot.

As if that wasn’t bad enough, Blom and “Sanlker” met again later in the day, this time at the $500/$1,000 CAP NLHE tables. It was there that “Sanlker” continued his winning ways and took Blom for $239,300. Needless to say, “Sanlker” finished as the day’s biggest winner with $397,600 in profit.

Haxton Wins $309,500 in Sunday Action

Viktor “Isildur1” Blom was back in action on Sunday, but things did not go well. He sat down with Isaac “luvtheWNBA” Haxton at the $500/$1,000 CAP NLHE tables, and two hours later, he was out $287,000. Of course there were plenty of pots capped at $60,000. Here’s a look at three of them.

Isaac “luvtheWNBA” Haxton
Isaac “luvtheWNBA” Haxton

Hand #1: Haxton ($31,998.50) limped on the button only to have Blom ($57,999) raise to $3,000. Haxton responded with a three-bet to $30,500 to cap the pot and Blom called.

Haxton: {3-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}
Blom: {q-Hearts}{j-Hearts}

It was a flip, and according to the PokerNews Odds Calculator, Blom was actually a slight favorite with a 51.61% chance of winning the hand, though Haxton would win 47.45% of the time. The {5-Spades}{8-Spades}{4-Clubs} flop saw Haxton’s chances jump to 70.09%, but Blom would hit either a jack or queen 28.28% of the time. The {10-Diamonds} turn gave Blom an added gutshot straight draw, but his chances of winning dropped slightly to 22.73%. Fortunately for Haxton, the {5-Hearts} river failed to help his opponent and he took down the $60,000 pot.

Hand #2: Haxton ($118,485.50) opened for $2,000 from the button and was met by a three-bet to $6,000 from Blom ($30,000). Haxton capped it with a four-bet to $30,000 and Blom called with the {q-Diamonds}{j-Diamonds}. Haxton then tabled the {a-Spades}{a-Hearts} and held as the board ran out an uneventful {8-Spades}{k-Hearts}{4-Hearts}{6-Diamonds}{k-Clubs}.

Hand #3:

Blom and Galfond Thrive in Tuesday Mixed-Game Action

After some horrendous days, Viktor “Isildur1” Blom tasted victory on Tuesday to the tune of $329,200. His winning ways started at the $25/$50 pot-limit Omaha, but before long he was at the $1,000/$2,000 8-Game tables. It was there that he won $42,000 in an hour, and that prompted him to move up to the $1,500/$3,000 tables and take on “punting-peddler” and Patrik “FinddaGrind” Antonius for five and a half hours. Blom started with $20,000 and by the end quit with $400,000 in front of him.

The only player to do better than Blom on Tuesday was Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond, who won $364,600. Galfond took on Gus Hansen for four hour at the 2-7 Triple Draw tables and won $450,000 from the “Great Dane.” Hansen, who was up nearly $200,000 before the match, ended the day down $228,000.

Biggest Winners/Losers (Full Tilt Poker)

Week’s Biggest Winners (9/6-9/12): Isaac “luvtheWNBA” Haxton (+$655,730), Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond (+$525,128), Alex “IReadYrSoul” Millar (+$451,496), Kyle “KPR16” Ray ($413,518), “Sanlker” (+$381,529), “turblets”* (+$262,073), “wilhasha”* (+$202,931), Alexander “PostFlopAction” Kostritsyn (+$172,516)

Week’s Biggest Losers (9/6-9/12): Viktor “Isildur1” Blom (-$1,366,606), Gus Hansen (-$666,808), “punting-peddler” (-$497,524), Sebastien “Seb86” Sabic (-$324,730), Kyle “cottonseed1” Hendon (-$169,050), “SallyWoo” (-$161,066)

Year’s Biggest Winners: Kyle “cottonseed1” Hendon (+$3,144,334), Ben “Bttech86” Tollerene (+$3,025,393), Alexander “PostFlopAction” Kostritsyn (+$2,903,470), Patrik “FinddaGrind” Antonius (+$2,700,059), “Rhje” (+$2,476,689), Niklas “ragen70” Heinecker (+$2,357,699), Hac “trex313” Dang (+$1,768,540), “Odd_Oddsen”* (+$1,493,932)

Year’s Biggest Losers: Gus Hansen (-$4,376,899), “MalACEsia” (-$3,773,524), “samrostan” (-$3,389,771), Phil “Polarizing” Ivey (-$2,945,119), “punting-peddler” (-$2,025,660), “patpatpanda” (-$1,330,885), Scott “mastrblastr” Seiver (-$1,220,399), Rui Cao (-$974,166)

*Denotes PokerStars

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