Viktor "Isildur1" Blom Triumphs At SCOOP Main Event For $1m

Viktor "Isildur1" Blom Triumphs At SCOOP Main Event For $1m Swedish pro Viktor “Isildur1” Blom has won the PokerStars SCOOP Event #43-High: Main Event, after defeating a field of 580 players on his way to taking down the title, and collecting the $1,096,200 first place prize.
The $10,300 buy-in tournament attracted a whole slew of top pros to create a prize pool worth $5.8 million. Amongst the notable names cashing in at the tournament, but falling short of a final table appearance, was Tommie “Godfatti” Janssen (24th for $34,800), Ondrej “Vinkyy” Vinklarek (23rd for $34,800), Tom “7tHEcROw7” MacDonald (21st for $34,800), Mark “AceSpades11” Radoja (20th for $34,800), Justi “ZeeJustin” Bonomo (17th for $46,400), Konstantin “BongBob” Bücherl (15th for $58,000), and Thiago “XTheDecanoX” Nishijima (11th for $69,600).
By the time the SCOOP High Main Event final table had been set, there was still plenty of fire power represented in the remaining nine players, including Noah Boeken, Mike Telker, Ravi Raghavan, Sergio Aido and, of course, Viktor Blom.
As the finalists started to hit the rail, Viktor “Isildur1” Blom (A-Q) proceeded to eliminate Ravi “govshark2” Raghavan (Q-9) in 6th ($246,500), before being dealt 9-9 and doing likewise to Sergio “zcedrick” Aido in 5th for $313,200.
Joining the fray, Noah “Exclusive” Boeken (Q-J) took out Mike “munchenHB” Telker (Q-9) in 4th for $446,600, and after his pocket kings dispatched cmontopdeck (J-10) in 3rd ($591,600), the heads-up phase of the competition was set.
At this stage, Dutch pro Boeken held a 3 to 1 chip advantage over Blom, but the Swede was able to reverse the ratio before being dealt Q-10 to his opponent’s K-5. All the chips subsequently went in on a J-K-9 flop, and with no help from the turn and river Boeken finished the runner-up for $803,300, while Viktor “Isildur1” Blom was crowned the champion.
The final table payouts were as follows:
1 Viktor “Isildur1” Blom         $1,096,200
2 Noah “Exclusive” Boeken    $803,300
3 cmontopdeck                          $591,600
4 Mike “munchenHB” Telker   $446,600
5 Sergio “zcedrick” Aido          $313,200
6 Ravi “govshark2” Raghavan    $246,500
7 w4ldo                                    $188,500
8 leshkaGmBlZ                      $130,500
9 Adrián “Amadi_017” Díaz     $88,740

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