So far, February has been a disappointing month for Viktor Blom, who lost a total of $700,000 in a single week. The weekend started on the high note, with “Isildur1″ offsetting half of these losses at PLO and 2-7 TD tables, against some of the hottest online poker players.
2013 belonged to Nicklas “ragen” Heinecker who won more than $5 million and routinely crushed opponents at 2-7 TD tables. He was more than a match for Viktor last year, but on this particular occasion the Swedish professional emerged victorious and stripped his rival of $104k. The two players competed for roughly one hour but over this relatively short period of time, both of them won some huge pots.
Blom came out firing on all cylinders and in a matter of hands he was $75,000 up, but his opponent swiftly recovered and in less than one hour he was $50,000 ahead. This was anything but a one-sided heads-up 2-7 TD game, but the Swede got lucky when he needed it most and finished the session on an upswing. He won $150,000 in the final hands and by the time the German poker Pro retired, Viktor had amassed a cool six digit amount.
If Nicklas Heinecker dominated opponents throughout 2013, Bttech86 is the hottest player in 2014, winning more than $1 million in January alone. He started with the first chance at the $500/$1000 CAP PLO game and for as long as the players competed at two tables, Bttech86 kept winning. Things took a turn for the worse when Blom decided to focus on a single table and in less than two hours the Swedish player had secured a massive $219,000 profit.
The combined amount for the day makes Viktor Blom the biggest winner, but he was not the only poker professional to start the weekend on the right foot. Cort “thecortster” Kibler-Melby played exclusively at $1k/$2k 2-7 TD tables, but he won six digit amounts at both Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars. He had just one opponent to worry about, the nosebleed specialist Alexander Kostritsyn, who had to accept defeat over the course of two short sessions.
Cort Kibler-Melby won $102,000 at Full Tilt Poker in half an hour before the pair took a lengthy break and action resumed fast and furious and PokerStars. This time they competed for a bit over one hour but the outcome was the same, with “thecortster” adding another $145,000 to his online bankroll.
Yesterday’s biggest winners:
Viktor Blom – $349,000
Cort “thecortster” Kibler-Melby – $247,000
Cola26licht – $45,700