With the new, PokerStars owned, Full Tilt Poker re-launching just a couple of days ago, it hasn’t taken long for Viktor “Isildur1” Blom to go straight to the top of the earnings with $290k won yesterday and the day before. He like many others had been licking his lips with anticipation at the return of the poker site, with millions of players being reunited with their long lost account balances.
Blom was signed up as a sponsor of the site not too long ago, which is fitting considering it, was the site in which his poker career first took off. He was a regular on the high stakes tables and was yesterday back there doing what he does best…winning.
When the site opened he actually tweeted his fans to come find him on a 50c/$1 table to get warmed up, then headed back to the sorts of stakes he enjoys the most, such as the $50/$100 Pot Limit Omaha tables.
He was playing against the likes of fellow Full Tilt sponsor Gus Hansen, Ronny “ronnvr37617” Kaiser, Alexey “NoPasaran” Makarov, and the irrepressible Rob “Vaga_Lion” Akery. Within the first few hours he was already up a solid $33k, though even these stakes were not enough to quench his appetite as he moved up to the $100/$200 No Limit Hold’em tables.
On this table he was up against one of his oldest rivals in Alex “Kanu7” Millar, though his Full Tilt screen name is “IReadYrSoul”. Millar has been the winner of the yearly profit winners on PokerStars over the past couple of years but he was no match for Blom in this session as he lost $30k to him in under two hours.
More Of The Same Yesterday!
He returned again the following day to continue exactly how he left off on the opening day; he again started slowly by going to the $25/$50 PLO tables and winning $17k, though it wasn’t long before he moved up in stakes. He went to the $100/$200 No Limit Hold’em tables where he was up against “Sanlker”; he initially lost heavily to his German opponent going down $200k after a series of all-ins.
He did manage to pull more than half of it back as the session wore on but he still finished up with a loss of $75k. It didn’t take him too long to recover those losses and more though when he went up against Millar again, this time taking $134k from his opponent.
All in all he will be satisfied; he ended the day yesterday as the biggest winner and is currently at the top of the new earnings list at Full Tilt Poker. Can he stay there? Who knows!