Thursday May 9,2013 : BLOM'S POKER FORTUNES NOSEDIVE
After a tremendous heater, Swedish pro goes ice-cold
The almost legendary online exploits of Swedish high stakes poker pro Viktor Blom this week have kept internet railbirds enthralled, but perhaps inevitably his remarkably profitable run came to an abrupt halt Wednesday when he came up against Ben Sulsky in an encounter on the Full Tilt Poker nosebleed tables that can only be described as spectacular.
Still riding a tiger of a heater, Blom started the session well, quickly taking $300,000 in a four-table tangle with Sulsky on $400-$800 Pot Limit Omaha, reports the publication High Stakes Data Base.
It was a, unforgettable experience for internet spectators, with over 130 six-figure pots and one massive $400,000 loss for Sulsky at one point.
Then Sulsky went up a gear, and within a few hours was a cool million dollars in profit, spurring Blom to even greater effort and aggression over the following thousand hands which resulted in a come-back and the two players about even in chips
Sulsky broke the impasse by going on a massive heater of his own, crushing his Swedish opponent in a remarkable display of talent and ruthlessness that left Blom out-of-pocket by $1.37 million.
Blom will be smarting over his losses, but he's far from done – the High Stakes Data Base reports that the young Swede was up more than $2.1 million over three days just before he ran into the Sulsky shredder, and is up $4.45 million on the year so far.