Viktor Blom Up $1.35m, Hansen Down $1m In 2014March 4, 2014 12:39 pm
The action was really hotting up on Full Tilt Poker, yesterday, and emerging the biggest winner at the end of the day was none other than the site’s sponsored ambassador Viktor “Isildur1” Blom, who notched up an impressive $331,600 profit by the end of play. Recently, the Swedish pro’s yearly profit had peaked at $2.2 million, but after slipping back down to an $887k profit the session before last, Blom has now boosted his yearly profit to $1,353,464 over 64,041 hands played.
Blom’s latest session lasted five and a half hours, during which he played a variety of games, including Triple Draw, Pot Limit Omaha, and No Limit Hold’em games. The 23 year-old’s biggest win came from playing two tables of heads-up $500/$1000 capped Pot Limit Omaha against Ben “Bttech86” Tollerene, at the end of which Blom walked away the winner for $293,000.
Earlier on, Blom had already taken $150k from Ben “Bttech86″ Tollerene playing just 108 hands of $500/$1000 PLO cap, and combined with other wins during the day Blom was up by half million dollar at one stage before suffering a series of losses playing $200/$400 NL against SanIker to then close out his session with a $331.6k profit.
Despite his losses on the day, Ben “Bttech86” Tollerene still continues to be one of this year’s biggest winners with $1,641,330 in profits for 2014, and $5,122,219 in total since joining Full Tilt in 2010. Previously commenting on what it was like playing the nose-bleed stakes on the site, the 26-year-old American pro, said:
“My self-worth as a poker player is not dictated by how much money I win or lose because that is often out of my control. I put, to the best of my ability, all of the emphasis on the things that are within my control: my strategy, execution, mental control, and so on.”
Meanwhile, Full Tilt’s other sponsored ambassador, Gus Hansen, also recovered some ground on Tuesday and after losing $140k at the Triple Draw tables, then proceeded to win $330k at the $200/$400 capped PLO tables to close out the day up $189,200. The Dane has now won more than $800k over the past four days and has rebounded slightly from his trough of $1.85m loss for 2014 to now go just -$1,064,011 in the red.