Viktor Blom Wins PCA Super High Roller 2012January 8, 2012 12:57 pm
Viktor “Isildur1” Blom has just won the $100,000 PCA Super High Roller, after defeating a field of 30 players over three days to lift the title, and collect the $1,254,400 first place prize.
As the eight man final table got underway yesterday, only five players were guaranteed a share of the $3,136,000 prize pool. Those unfortunate players leaving empty handed included a short-stacked Humberto Brenes in 8th, who three-bet shoved with A-8 into Galen Hall‘s pocket jacks.
He was then followed by Mike “Timex” McDonald in 7th, who four-bet shoved with K-J into the A-J of Viktor Blom, and Scott Seiver, who four-bet shoved with pocket jacks into the pocket kings of Hall.
With the bubble burst, the 21 year-old Viktor Blom then gave his chip count a boost after dispatching Daniel Negreanu in 5th ($250,900), who had been reduced to 30BB before shoving his A-K into Blom’s pocket eights. Blom subsequently had Jonathan Duhamel (Jc-6c) all-in on a Jh-7c-5h flop, while he held Ah-Qh and the flush draw. Blom hit his flush on the turn and so Duhamel exited the action in 4th for a $313,600 payday.
Continuing his steamroll of the final table, Blom with pocket aces dispatched Galen Hall with pocket nines in 3rd ($470,400), thus heralding in the heads-up phase of the competition against Dan Shak.
As heads-up began, Blom held a 3 to 2 chip advantage over his opponent, which he managed to extend to 7 to 1 before the final hand was played. Shak had been dealt Ah-5h and decided to shove on a 9d-7c-6h-Qh board, only to be called by Blom with Kc-Qs. The 4s on the river sealed Dan Shak’s fate, who still walked away with a healthy $846,700 payout.
Meanwhile, Viktor “Isildur1” Blom was declared the PCA Super High Roller Champion, and picked-up his first live tournament victory. After the turbulence he endured whilst playing at Full Tilt, Blom hasn’t looked back since joining PokerStars in December 2010, The Swedish online cash pro now has an extra $1,254,400 in tournament winnings to go with his $1,564,114 won at PokerStars’ cash tables last year.