Viktor "Isildur1" Blom Heads Back to Full Tilt and Wins $204,000
Yesterday, Viktor "Isildur1" Blom was back at the virtual nosebleed felt on Full Tilt, and it appears his break from the site recharged his batteries as he worked his way to $204,000 in profit.
According to the HighStakesDB, Blom's comeback didn't start off smoothly. He initially lost about $90,000 to Cort "thecortster" Kibler-Melby at the $500/$1,000 2-7 triple draw tables during his first three hours in action, but was then able to climb out of the hole and $19,300 in the black. That propelled the Swede to bigger and better things later in the day.
German poker pro "bbvisbadforme" was his next victim, with Blom banking $24,700 during an 80-minute session at the $500/$1,000 2-7 triple draw tables. And things didn't go much better for fellow German poker pro "SanIker," as Blom bested him for $22,700 during a two-hour session at the $500/$1,000 2-7 triple draw tables before the duo decided to move up stakes to the $1,000/$2,000 level.
After two hours of play at the higher stakes, Blom won an additional $111,500 from "SanIker" before moving up stakes once again to $1,500/$3,000. "SanIker" must have seen enough, because after just 10 minutes of play he left the table with Blom profiting another $57,000.
Just as the day for Blom didn't start that great, the end of his long session also didn't end on a high note. Russian poker player Alexander "PostflopAction" Kostritsyn was the only player to find success during Blom's comeback, as it was while playing against him that Blom lost $30,000 playing $500/$1,000 8-game during a 140-minute session. All in all, though, Blom was up on the day.
Blom still has a bit of a hole to get himself out of for the year, being down $1,448,506 with just two weeks left in 2014. He is currently the third biggest loser at this point behind Gus Hansen with losses of $5,466,295 and Phil "Polarizing" Ivey with losses of $2,738,807.
Special thanks to HighstakesDB for the data used in this article, and stay tuned to more high-stakes cash-game action to come in Friday's Online Railbird Report.