Swedish phenom's epic $500,000 session. Swedish poker ace Viktor Blom is $500,000 richer this week following his epic win against Isaac Haxton in the $1 Million SuperStar Showdown heads up clash Monday. The two internet high stakes stars each put up $500,000 and joined battle after a series of preliminaries saw them rise to the top of the leader board.
Blom had a $281,000 lead from the previous heats going into the heads up with Haxton, which the two played over four $200/$400 virtual tables at Pokerstars. He pretty much dominated the game, taking down a $40,000 pot in the first hand and applying his trademark aggressive pressure almost continuously.
By the end of the first hour Haxton was on the ropes, facing a rampant Blom who had built his chip advantage to 9 to 1. By the second hour Haxton was down to playing a single table with less than $80,000 in his stack, and it went rapidly south from there for him, but for a late run that raised his hopes and chip count to around 100,000. Unfortunately for Haxton that brief run was not to last, and Blom continued to hammer away until Haxton's chip stack collapsed.