The online action during August just gone was the usual high paced and high octane stuff you would expect, with many of the worlds high rollers flocking to the high stakes tables. With the biggest live tournament, the WSOP finally coming to an end it seemed like many of the players rushed home to get back to the virtual felt.
One of the most common names in online poker is that of Viktor “Isildur1” Blom, and he was as usual right in the middle of most of the action that went down on the high stakes tables on PokerStars in August.
His month was not the best he would have hoped for, but Blom never gives up and will never back out of a challenge. One of the interesting facts about his online playing during the month was that Blom actually turned his hand to four different variants of poker, with two of them being variants he hasn’t played before.
The two new styles of poker were 2-7 FL Triple Draw and also the Hi/lo variant of Omaha. Learning new games is never a bad thing but to jump straight in at $1k/2k stakes on both could be classed as a little crazy. He stayed on those limits the entire month though and had mixed fortunes.
Initially he struggled with both games but eventually started to hold his own. In fact for Omaha Hi/Lo he managed to scrape a small profit in the month of August, yet 2-7 was the game that really made him sweat and he lost over $700k on it throughout the month.
Most of that money he lost actually went to one player, Alex ”BiatchPeople” Luneau regularly exposing Bloms inexperience.
Blom did put in many hours on his stronger games too though, NLHE and Pot Limit Omaha. The latter was where he again made a huge loss but was lucky it wasn’t even more. He played against “Sauce123” in a mammoth session of around 18 hours in PLO and was actually down nearly $1.2million, he won half of that back before giving up at a $600k loss.
In another session Blom did manage a nice profit of $300k against the year’s most successful online player so far “EireAbu”, he beat him for $300k at a smaller stakes $50/100 in less than 60 minutes. Whilst in another exciting and rather epic session he won another $160k versus Alex “Kanu7” Millar, this was at a $100/200 No Limit Hold’em table and lasted about 4 hours.
In his more regular games of PLO and NLHE he lost $88k and won $192k respectively throughout the month.