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High Stakes: Viktor Blom Bounces Back for $270k
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
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:
Ben Bttech86 Tollerene, $-312,654
Niki Jedlicka, $-204,761
Gus Hansen, $-178,912
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
Viktor Isildur1 Blom, $-831,993