High Stakes: Viktor Blom Bounces Back for $270k

Viktor Blom
Viktor Blom

After a dreadful April, Viktor “Isildur1” Blom is back to his winning ways on Full Tilt Poker after raking in $270k last week.

Blom was the biggest winner last week as players like Carloo13 fell back to earth.

Mikael Thuritz, Patrik Antonius, and Ronny Kaiser also bagged more than $200,000.

Carloo13 is one of these players that take a shot at higher limits and then stay if they succeed. Viktor Blom ended this success last week, though.

They were playing Carloo’s favourite game – FL Omaha 08 – and Blom tore the novice apart.

The limits were $1k/$2k and later even $2k/$4k. Blom took $800k off Carloo13 and probably drove him away from the nosebleed levels for a while.

However, Blom lost $500k of his profit back to other players, so his downswing hasn’t really ended yet.

Antonius Continues to Ascend Online Charts

Patrik Antonius
Patrik Antonius

Things couldn’t get much better for Patrik Antonius, on the other hand. Last week, the Finn won another $200k, and in the leaderboard, he is slowly closing in on Niklas Heinecker.

Heinecker has not been that active recently. He shows up only when there are big 2-7 games or if Paul MalACEsia Phua is at the NLHE tables.

That actually happened last week, so it is no surprise that the biggest pot of the week played out at one of them.

The blinds were $400/$800, and circling Paul Phua were five regulars, gunning for his money.

Call_911 raised UTG to $2400, and proudlikeagoat, Dmitry Rhje Yaskevich, and Niklas Ragen70 Heinecker folded.

MalACEsia reraised from the small blind to $8k, though, and only Call_911 made the call.

On the flop


Phua bet $12k. Call.

On the turn


However, things went crazy. Phua checked, Call_911 bet out $30k, and Phua shoved with $66k more.

The river was the


At showdown, these were the hands of the two combatants:



Call_911 had the higher flush and moved $235k to his bankroll.

And these are the current leaderboards (according to highstakesDB):

Biggest Winners of the Week

Viktor Isildur1 Blom, $270,842

Mikael punting-peddler Thuritz, $269,121

Ronny ronny37617 Kaiser, $256,186

Patrik FinddaGrind Antonius, $243,039

Kyle KPR16 Ray, $235,802

Biggest Losers of the Week:

Carlooo13, $-678,439

Ben Bttech86 Tollerene, $-312,654

Niki Jedlicka, $-204,761

Gus Hansen, $-178,912

KagomeKagome, $-171,028

Biggest Winners 2014

Niklas Ragen70 Heinecker, $1,392,163

Patrik FinddaGrind Antonius, $1,220,765

Niki Jedlicka, $1,219,628

Dan jungleman12 Cates, $1,090,801

Douglas WCGRider Polk, $760,028

Biggest Losers 2014

Gus Hansen, $-2,757,831

Chun samrostan Lei Zhou, $-2,367,039

Phil Polarizing Ivey, $-2,075,266

CrazyElior, $-892,866

Viktor Isildur1 Blom, $-831,993

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