Monday April 29, 2013 : SWEDISH POKER ACE MAKES $1.37 MILL IN TWO DAYS
But then loses $452,000 of it in the next session
The now almost legendary online Pot Limit Omaha nosebleed-stakes clashes between Swedish poker star Viktor ‘Isildur1' Blom and Ben ‘Bttech86' Tollerene reached another landmark level over the weekend, ending with the young Swede earning a total of almost $1.37 million in two sessions, only to lost a hefty chunk of it in the third.
The publication High Stakes Data Base reports that in the first session Blom walked away with $490,000 in profits, augmenting this in the second session with another $896,000.
In the first session, Blom started the day well, other than a small $57,000 downswing to another player. He tangled successfully with Patrik Antonius and player Kagome, building a nice $250,000 profit before switching to the $500/$1000 CAP PLO, where Tollerene was only too happy to mix it up again.
Tollarene started well before fading, enabling Blom to race ahead until a change in cards and fortunes again put Tollarene ahead by six-figures.
It wasn't to last, however, as the Swede stormed back in the last 150 hands, taking one massive five-figure pot after another to eventually emerge the very profitable winner, relieving Tollarene of around $700,000.
Never a man to give up, in a third session on the following day Tollarene again challenged Blom on the same virtual tables at Full Tilt Poker…and this time it was Tollarene who walked off the better in funds, earning back just short of $452,000.
Earlier in the day Blom had scored well over $130,000 against several other players at Full Tilt, but the brakes came on in his new clash with Tollarene, which saw Blom fall behind by around $200,000 in the initial action.
That was followed by a series of big hands in which first one player, and then the other, gained ascendency before Blom went on a heater and by 400 hands was up $350,000.
Unfazed, Tollarene bucked down in the following 300 hands, first drawing level and then running ahead of Blom on his own heater to end the session well up on his opponent.