Kyle Hendon and Gus Hansen feature on the first positions of the featuring the biggest winners and losers lists in 2013. Hendon is up $3.1 million followed closely by Ben Tollerene while Alexander Kostritsyn is $100,000 short of crossing this psychological threshold. Among the successful players we find Patrik Antonius, Niklas Heinecker and Hac Dang.
At the opposite end of the spectrum, the Danish poker player tops the list with $4.3 million lost with players using the screen names “MalACEsia”, “samrostan or “punting-peddler” losing a combined $9 million. Surprising enough, Scott Seiver and Rui Cao are also down around $1 million each, while Phil Ivey has lost almost 3 times more this year alone.
Viktor “Isildur1” Blom is not on that list despite the fact that he lost $1.3 million in one week, with the reason being fairly obvious. The Swedish poker player had a good run this summer and he posted winnings large enough to completely offset recent losses. Nevertheless, something needs to change quickly, but meanwhile Alex Millar, RookieNFL and Sanlker took full advantage of his strikers.
These three players caused him significant losses this week and as a result all of them feature on the week’s biggest winners list. They won most of the money last weekend when Viktor “Isildur1” Blom’s luck ran out but for the Swedish poker player, things turned from bad to worse. He tried to reverse his fortunes at Omaha tables after losing significant amounts playing no limit Texas hold ‘em, but the only thing he achieved was to dig himself even deeper into a hole.
Isaac Haxton was late to the party and missed his chance to boost his bankroll at the expense of Blom, but eventually opportunity presented itself. The two players competed in a $500/$1,000 CAP NLHE game that saw Viktor lose an additional $279,000 and the losses would’ve been much worse if the pots hadn’t been capped at $60,000. Isaac was dealt several pocket pairs throughout that session and made the most of each of them, until his opponent finally threw in the towel.
Things would’ve been much worse for the Swedish poker player if it wasn’t for a late session rebound at $1,000/$2,000 8-Game tables. His most noteworthy opponent was Patrik Antonius, but after a total of seven hours of poker, Blom won almost $330,000. Phil Galfond won a similar amount against Gus Hansen in a game of 2-7 Triple Draw, but unlike Blom who had to cover earlier losses, this amount was net profit for Galfond.