Viktor Blom Wins $150k in Latest "Superstar Showdown" Match

Published on June 19th, 2011 6:03 pm EST

Viktor Blom looking upViktor "Isildur1" Blom moved to 8-2 in "Superstar Showdown" matches earlier today after taking $150,000 from Rui "PepperoniF" Cao.

The match consisted of two tables of $50/$100 No Limit Hold'em and two tables of $50/$100 Pot Limit Omaha. The winner would be the player who was up after 625 hands had been played at each of the four tables (for a grand total of 2500 hands).

It turns out that 2,500 hands wouldn't be needed to determine a winner, as "Isildur1" was able to put "PepperoniF" away after just 2,257 hands. Past "Superstar Showdown" matches have been fairly swingy, but "Isildur1" was able to jump out to an early lead and never looked back.


Viktor "Isildur1" Blom is now 8-2 in "Superstar Showdown" match-ups, with a cumulative profit of over $500,000.

This is the second time that Blom has been able to felt one of his opponents - he also accomplished the feat in his first match against Daniel "KidPoker" Negreanu.

Blom's eight victories have come against:

Tony G, $44,820
Daniel Cates, $51,196
Eugene Katchalov, $111,750
"Dodgyfish72", $10
Daniel Negreanu, $150,000
Scott Palmer, $61,182
"Mastermixus", $1,279
Rui Cao, $150,000

Blom's two losses in the "Superstar Showdown" have come against Isaac Haxton (-$41,701) and Daniel Negreanu ($26,500).



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