Online Railbird Update: Viktor "Isildur1" Blom Wins Over $900K on PokerStars Last Week
High-stakes Swedish poker superstar Viktor "Isildur1" Blom crushed the nosebleed competition on PokerStars last week by winning $909,004.
The week didn't start off strong for Blom despite him notching early wins. According to HighStakesDB, Blom lost approximately $180,000 on Wednesday to the hands of Dutch poker pro "Ravenswood13" at the $1,000/$2,000 limit Omaha hi/lo (FLO8) tables.
Things turned around quickly for Blom over the weekend though. After winning $241,000 on Friday at numerous $400/$800 mixed-game tables, Blom was in shape to end the week with a mid six-digit win with approximately $350,000 in total profits. However, he wasn't finished.
Saturday was a day to remember for the Swedish pro, who won $554,200. Early in the day, Blom won over $250,000 in the $200/$400 pot-limit Omaha tables at the expense of Finland's Sami "Lrslzk" Kelopuro and "Ravenswood13." Despite losses in this match, Kelopuro still ended the week with $107,096 in profit thanks to winning $192,000 later in the day.
Blom went on to notch over $200,000 in profit against "Ravenswood13" in what was a swingy back-and-forth match before winning another $147,000 against Sean "WithColor" Rafael in heads-up play.
It was against Rafael that Blom notched his biggest win of the day when Rafael opened the action in a $200/$400 PLO hand to $1,360 with the , which Blom aggressively three-bet to $4,240 with .
The flop came giving Rafael bottom pair with a straight and backdoor flush draw, while Blom bottom flopped two pair with a gutshot straight and backdoor flush draw. With the pot already at $8,640, Blom led out with a bet of $5,200, which Rafael called.
The on the turn filled up Blom's boat while giving Rafael three of a kind. Blom bet $12,800 and Rafael raised to $39,800, which the Swede called. When the appeared on the river, Blom induced his opponent by checking. Rafael took the bait and bet his remaining stack of $76,692.48 into the pot, which Blom called to win a monster pot of $252,024.96.
While Blom had a week to remember, he has a far way to go to break into an overall profit according to HighStakesDB. Blom is down $326,000 all-time since the site began tracking him at the end of 2010 and down a far more significant $4.74 million on Full Tilt since the end of 2009.