Online poker players who compete at high-stakes know all too well that fortune can change dramatically and accept upswings and downswings as a fact of life. Viktor “Isildur1” Blom is not only one of the most successful online poker players in the world, but also among the most versatile ones, capable of playing Texas hold ‘em and Omaha and the same level.
Recently, the Swedish player struggled to stay afloat and yesterday was not a particularly good day for him as he lost close to $400,000. Initially it looked like Blom was heading towards another successful session as he dominated the HU FLO8 games. In less than two hours, he crushed an opponent using the screen name KPR16 and won in excess of $200,000, but it all went downhill from then on.
The first signs that Viktor “Isildur1” Blom was in for an unpleasant surprise came at the $400/$800 NLHE tables with RookieNFL causing the upset. His opponent was on a roll and although Viktor fought his way back in the game time after time, he couldn’t avoid losing $55,000. Instead of taking a break or shifting back to lower stakes, the poker professional moved to another $400/$800 HUNL table, this time competing against SanIker.
Whether he was tilted after losing the previous session or he simply got unlucky again, what is certain is the fact that in 5 mins, he lost the staggering amount of $158,000. SanIker departed soon after, but it was inevitable for the two highrollers to meet again throughout the day and the games resumed eight hours later. This time they competed at even higher stakes, choosing the $500/$1000 CAP NLHE tables and not surprisingly, Viktor “Isildur1” Blom saw his losses climbing above $300,000.
After these two sessions, SanIker won almost $400,000 exclusively from the Swedish player, and was still looking for action at different tables. Regular poker players and those competing at lower stakes can draw some powerful lessons as well, such as not to chase losses because the result will defeat the purpose. As for Isildur1, he followed through with $200/$400 CAP PLO games and the tables quickly turned from heads-up into a four-play affair.
Schoitl, luckyhaba and trex313 said down at the same table and tried to take advantage of Blom’s downswing, causing him a loss of another $120,000. Schoitl won half of that amount with the other players splitting the remaining $60,000, while Viktor Blom had to accept the fact that he lost $366,000 in a single day.
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