Winning an average of $500.000 per hour is not something that poker players can brag about and it is quite an accomplishment even for those playing at nosebleed limits. Viktor Blom is quite used to competing in the stratosphere of poker and ample swings are not something to scare the Swede. This October has been a roller coaster for “Isildur1” who won and lost significant amounts, but nothing compares to his most recent upsurge.
Over the weekend he won $1.3 million dollars and the vast majority of that money was won while playing against WCGRider. The poker professional had some previous run-ins with Blom and it looked like the two players were evenly matched. Given the fact that they squared off at No Limit Texas Hold’em tables, it is only fair to say that things could have gone either way. The reason is that Viktor was not particularly sharp at this game lately and most of his losses were the result of playing No Limit Hold’em.
This time though, the tables were turned and the result of the unscheduled 24 hours marathon exceeded even his wildest expectations. The two players competed mostly at $400/$800 limits and initially they were joined by other pros, including Gus Hansen, Kagome Kagome and “ragen70”. Once again, the Danish player lost a significant amount while “ragen70” made a cool $345,000 in a single session.
After these professionals decided to call it a day, Blom and WCGRider took a break and play resumed at four new tables at the same stakes. Although the final numbers suggest that this was a one-sided game, Isildur1 struggled in the first couple of hours and lost $250,000 before winning the entire sum back and something extra. At these stakes, pots quickly grow out of proportion when both players are dealt strong starting hands and that’s exactly what happened when the Swede’s set ran into WCGRider’s nut flush.
In a single hand, Blom lost almost half a million dollars but in a matter of hands he offset most of the loses in what is widely regarded as a coin flip. He went all-in Preflop with A-K against pocket Queens but the flop was kind to him as the dealer revealed an Ace and WCGRider didn’t catch his two-outer. He won some of the money back in the final hours but that was just a drop in an ocean and this time, the night was immensely lucrative for Blom who won a staggering $1.3 million.
Among the players who made money yesterday at nosebleed limits, these four stand out from the crowd:
Isildur1 – $1.303m
ragen70 – $346.6k
Trueteller – $122.6k
Fish2013 – $71.6k