Sunday January 13, 2013 : BLOM'S HIGH STAKES POKER WINNINGS NOW TOP $5 MILLION
Sulsky comes back for more and is crushed as Swede's heater continues.
In what is fast becoming one for the all-time online poker record books, Viktor ‘Isildur1' Blom was back at the Full Tilt Poker high stakes tables again Friday for a fourth consecutive session of nosebleed action.
At first it appeared that Blom had finally come off his unprecedented heater, losing $150,000 to old enemy Ben "Sauce1234" Sulsky on the $250/$500 PLO tables, and another $100,000 on FLO8 and Triple Draw, prompting the Swede to switch to $400/$800 PLO, where he was immediately challenged by Sulsky, the main donor to his bankroll in recent days.
The duo embarked on a ding-dong battle that raged for three hours and saw the advantage, and six-figure pots, change hands many times.
Initially it looked as if Sulsky was going to run away with the match; after 300 hands he was up $350,000, the High Stakes Data Base reports, but Blom kept his cool and maintained his bold and aggressive playing style. That ultimately paid off in a $1 million rise in his fortunes, culminating in him taking down the $427,700 biggest pot of the day.
Always the professional, Sulsky made a valiant effort to get back into the game but Blom was simply unstoppable and the repeated big pots drained Sulksy's bankroll, forcing him to call it a day.
HSDB notes that Sulsky is now down $1.8 million this year, the bulk of it to Blom on the PLO tables.
Flush with yet another $700,000 plus in winnings from the unfortunate Sulsky, which gave him a profit at that point in the session of $400,000, Blom challenged Tom ‘durrrr' Dwan and Patpatpanda to a heads up on FLO8, going on to prove that this genre is not his nemesis by taking six-figure money off both of them in just two hours of action.
So, Friday was another extraordinarily successful session for Blom, who by midnight had achieved a profit of $619,000. The young Swede could have logged off at that point, but he continued demolishing opposition on the FLO8 tables, and collected a further $170,000 in a Triple Draw joust with CRAIN85….but that's a story for Saturday's stats.
His Friday night profit at $619,200 Blom has generated profits of $5.1 million in the two months since Full Tilt re-launched in November…and over $4.6 million of that has been won since January 1 2013!
By far and away the session's biggest winner, Blom's nearest rivals were CRAIN85 who made just over $187,000 on the night, and SallyWoo, who was up $172,000. There were several other players who prospered by six-figure amounts.