Just a week after parting ways in his sponsorship deal from PokerStars, Viktor Blom ran into some rare bad form on the high stakes tables on the site. Using his well known screen name of “Isildur1” he went on a marathon session against Ben Sulsky Aka “sauce123” which saw him eventually lose a staggering $600k.
Both players were playing at a $200/”400 pot limit Omaha table for close to 15 hours with both of them seeing 6000 hands. As usual, any table that has Blom playing at it is going to be a rollercoaster ride, this one had over 85 hands that involved pots of 100k or more.
In the first 50 hands, Blom lost around 200k yet managed to fight right back and actually gained a 450k profit at one point. If he had quit there and then it would have meant a weekly turnover of around $1.6 million for the Swede. However, he stuck around, which in hindsight was a bad decision as Sauce123 went on a really excellent run.
Sauce123 stormed into a $1.1 million lead against his opponent. Blom has never been a quitter though and managed to recoup half of that and the game ended with him being $605k down. This leaves him at around $1million profit for the week, which is still phenomenal, though it could have been so much better.
Blom left the table after disclosing that he hadn’t actually slept for the past three days, whether that is the truth or some kind of excuse for losing…who knows.
The GUKPT Goliath Is Ready To Roll
For those players that didn’t fancy the trip over to Barcelona for the EPT, there is a local tournament being played in the UK. The GUKPT Goliath Coventry may not have the same glamorous ring to it, yet it is still attracting a massive amount of players.
The £100 buy-in event is expected to see over 2000 entrants taking part in a 3 flight opening day, with the first one just getting underway now. The remaining two flights will start at the same time as each other on Thursday with the winners from each flight returning for Day 2 on Saturday.
The final table will be played on Monday where the winner will be decided. Each player will start with 25,000 chips and have the option of a rebuy for each day, so it is actually mathematically possible to buy back in 6 times in total.
We will be here with all the news from the tournament as it happens each day, and for those of you that are looking for a tournament to play, why not head up there for tomorrow…you never know, you could be walking away with a huge payout come Monday.