Viktor Blom, or “Isildur1” is up $2.4 million in just the first week of 2013! Not only is this a great start to the New Year, but it is also the biggest streak he has had since his baffling run in Autumn 2009.
Viktor Blom started 2013 by winning a rather large $564,000 against Alex “PostflopAction” Kostritsyn at the start of the new year, but then went on to beat his new year record almost instantly, by logging two $700,000 winning sessions in the days that followed.
Playing 7,903 hands in the last 7 days, Blom has certainly started as he means to go in this year, after a few notable wins against Alex Luneau and Scott Seiver, and also a few victories against SallyWoo in the Omaha-8 tables, SallyWoo is yet to be identified.
If Blom’s recent success continues the way it has, he can expect to beat players such as Ben Sulsky who won $3.5 million throughout 2012, as Blom has already managed to win 60% of that in the first 7 days of the year.
Let’s hope Blom continues to play the way he is, as we all remember what happened in 2009 when he started playing multiple tables at once, and then started to lose large sums of money to Ivey, Antonius, and Hastings.
So exactly what happened at the table which resulted in Blom walking away with this amount of money?
At the start, Viktor lost approximately $130,000 when he was playing against people like PostFlopAction and Alexonmoon, however he managed to rake all of this back at a seperate table, where he was again playing PostflopAction but managed to take $142,500 in total. Playing again later, he managed to take another $86,000.
As the week continued, he then lost a total amount of $194,000 to a couple of players including cottonseed1, and again he returned later to try and win back some of his days losses, totalling $95k.
It certainly worked out for Mr Blom when he went up against Alexonmoon in a session that lasted approximately 3 hours, and managed to take a grand total of $360,000 before deciding to take another break from the poker table.
As mentioned earlier, he played an unidentified player, SallyWoo later in the day, and managed to bag himself another $93k at the Fixed Limit Omaha Hi/Lo tables.
After one last game later on, he took a final $100k, leaving his profits with Full Tilt now at $343k