Blom Back in Business, Picks Up $283k Yesterday on PokerStars

viktor blom grinding
Still grinding after all these years.

Phil Ivey's become a steady loser.

Gus Hansen has dropped almost $20m. Big names have come and gone with alarming regularity. Average pots are a fraction of what they used to be.

The world of high-stakes online poker has changed dramatically over the past few years but there's always been one consistent thing at least:

Viktor "Isildur1" Blom at the tables, doing his thing.

The Swedish superstar who has pretty much redefined online poker over his career took an uncharacteristic break from the tables over January but returned at full steam yesterday on PokerStars.

Playing a mix of tables - everything from $75/$150 FL08 to $200/$400 8-Game to $100/$200 PLO - Blom took on all comers and, by the end of his long session according to, put $283k into his bankroll.

Ben "Sauce123" Sulsky was the next closest winner on the day with $73k in profit. Mike "gordo16" Gorodinsky, Kyle "KPR16" Ray, Ike Haxton and Rafi Amit were among the players in battle.

Ben Sulsky 1
Sulsky: Still a winner.

Artiñano Atop Reshaped Poker Landscape

There's no doubt the online poker landscape looks drastically different than it did even a year ago and the results for January show just how much.

With even the ever-present Isildur1 taking a break it was Andrés "Educa-p0ker" Artiñano who sits atop the 2016 leaderboard for now.

The Spaniard put together $833k profit over 18k hands over the past month to lead the way by a large margin. The next closest player is Cobus83 with $293k.

Russian Timofey "Trueteller" Kuznetsov is third with $280k. Former PokerStars Team Online pro Alex "Kanu7" Millar is the biggest loser at -$720,957.

Thanks to his nice session to start February Blom is now back up about $150k on the year. For full results of tracked players over the past month, check

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