Blom Makes Incredible Call To Win Tournament

Published on February 19th, 2018 6:13 pm EST

The PartyPoker logo - 2018 version - Disco style background.Viktor "Isildur1" Blom took down the second largest tournament cash of his career on Sunday evening after taking down the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany main event for €850,000.

The tournament ended up with over 1,000 entrants, which meant that the €5,000,000 guarantee was hit. Blom was able to navigate through this large field of players, despite being on the ropes numerous times.

Viktor Blom and the eventual second place finisher, Pavel Plesuv, agreed to a deal that would see each of the players walk away with a minimum of €750,000. The eventual winner of the event would receive an extra €100,000, as well as the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany trophy.

The final hand of the tournament featured one of the best calls in recent memory, as Blom was put to the test on the river:

Blom, as you can see, made the very tough call, which sent Plesuv to the rail in second place.


The final table featured more than 14 hours of action and a long heads-up battle between Blom and Plesuv. This ultimately ended up being to Blom's advantage, as he is used to playing very long sessions online. In fact, the commentators made frequent mentions regarding how tired Plesuv looked, while Blom looked relatively fresh.

In fact, Plesuv was so tired that he mucked the winning hand at one point.


With his victory, Blom now has nearly $3 million in total live tournament cashes over the course of his career, despite the fact that he definitely prefers to play online cash games.

As mentioned, this was the second largest tournament cash of Blom's career, with his biggest coming at the 2012 PCA Super High Roller event, which he took down for over $1.25 million USD.


Here is how the final table of the event ended up finishing out:

1. Viktor Blom, €850,000
2. Pavel Plesuv, €750,000
3. Rickie Silcock, €400,000
4. Joao Simao, €280,000
5. Radoslaw Wesierski, €200,000
6. Ondrej Drozd, €140,000
7. Aristeidis Moschonas, €100,000
8. Niko Wieland, €70,000


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