It’s a love hate relationship for some poker players when it comes to Viktor “Isildur1″ Blom, but for those that hate, you have to admit that the volatile Swede is undoubtedly the most feared player around when it comes to high stakes action, and for those who love, it’s easy to see why.
You never know what is coming next, and you can guarantee that entering a pot with him doesn’t come cheap. Even when he’s given away 6 figure pots, he’s still left his opponents with a nervous shiver before snatching the pot. Yesterday was one of those stark reminders of why Blom has earned his dangerous reputation on the virtual poker felts as he racked up over $1 million in profit, but on the same day almost burnt the entire 7 figure stash. He’s always dangerous, but when he’s on a heater he’s even more perilous than ever with absolutely no fear.
To begin his most recent storm Blom beat down his opponents on the Triple Draw tables, again in the style he’s been so successful with this year with huge profits coming from this game. He took $200,000 from “RookieNFL” and then another $500,000 came on a table, firstly playing heads-up versus “Kagome Kagome” before Gus Hansen joined in to give some of his cash away to the Swede, as if Blom needed the money at the time.
“bbvisbadforme” was next up on the $500/$1,000 CAP No Limit Heads-up tables before Blom switched back to the 2-7 Triple Draw games to wash out “FinddaGrind”, “ragen70” and “Gus Hansen,” taking $273,000 to add to his mountain of daily dollars.
Despite Blom’s huge $1.1 million profit he wasn’t ready to step down. The resulting decision to continue meant a three and a half hour burn out versus Alex “IReadYrSoul” Millar as Blom handed over $613,000. In that very session Blom won a $257,800 pot, but later lost a $252,600 pot cancelling it out, and he continued downhill from there.
It was still not time to quit and it turned out four tables of $500/$1000 CAP No Limit Heads-Up versus Doug “WCGRider” Polk wasn’t going to help him pull back the losses to Millar. Eventually, it was another quarter of a million drop and Blom was still spotted playing past midnight, still up just over the $150,000 mark.
To celebrate a remarkable year from Blom check out the “Blom100” competition below.
The “Blom100” Competition
Players can win a “Flip Freeroll” ticket in order to grind their way into a once in a life time battle versus the king pin of the high stakes poker tables himself.
If you go deep and into a winner’s spot, you’ll play in a Turbo No Limit Hold’em Heads-Up match, where you stand the chance of winning $1,000 from Blom paid out of his own bankroll.
It all starts tomorrow
Blom will play against the winners of the tournaments in five heads-up sessions simultaneously, two times daily starting tomorrow until next Monday, totalling 100 heads-up matches all in all where he could be giving away $100,000, but highly doubtful!
Play sit and goes, cash in an MTT, via the FTP Twitter comp, or deposit $20.00, all available as promotional giveaways exclusively at Full Tilt Poker.
All the questions and answers have already been published for the competition, so for more information check out the competition page where you’ll find out exactly how to win free roll tickets.