Viktor Blom Takes Down Event #43-H For Over $1 MillionPublished on May 28th, 2013 2:30 pm EST
Viktor "Isildur1" Blom outlasted 579 other players to take down the High buy-in portion of the SCOOP (Spring Championship of Online Poker) main event for $1,096,200.
This victory didn't come easy for Blom, as he had to outlast many of the top poker players in the world to take down the biggest online poker tournament win of his career.
Following the elimination of 578 other players, Viktor "Isildur1" Blom and Noah "Exclusive" Boeken were the last two players standing. When heads-up play began, "Exclusive" possessed a large chip lead, but "Isildur1" was able to chip away at Boeken and eventually take down the tournament.
The final hand of the tournament came when Boeken decided to make his last stand with the board reading Js-Kc-9s. Following a Blom check-raise, Boeken pushed the remainder of his chips into the middle and Blom snap-called. The two players turned over:
Blom - Qc-Tc
Boeken - Ks-5c
Blom was far ahead in the hand after flopping the nut straight, while Boeken would need something runner-runner to win the hand. The turn was the 9c, which gave Boeken a bit of life. The river, which was the Ad, was no help to Boeken, and Blom was declared the winner.
Here is how the final table ended up finishing out:
Viktor "Isildur1" Blom, who is now a Full Tilt Poker sponsored "Professional", was a member of "Team Pokerstars Pro" for a number of years before moving over to Full Tilt Poker.
This was the second largest tournament cash of Blom's career, with his biggest coming at the 2012 PCA Super High Roller event ($1,254,000).
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