Viktor Blom Profits Plunge From $5m To Just $300k In 2013

Viktor Blom Profits Plunge From $5m To Just $300k In 2013Two months ago, Viktor “Isildur1” Blom’s poker profits had climbed above the $5 million mark making him by far the biggest winner of 2013 thus far. However, July proved the turning point of the young Swede’s year, and since then Blom has hit a major downswing which has seen his winnings shrink to just $309,078.
One of Blom’s more punishing sessions came at the end of August when he dropped more than $1.4 million while playing $400/$800 no-limit hold’em on Fullt Tilt. However, Blom has continued to haemorrhage money, albeit at a slower rate, over the past week or so and has dumped a further million, meaning this year’s profits are now at their lowest point since early  January.
When taken as a whole, the Swedish high stakes online poker player is now -$1,907,609 in the red since he first started playing at Full Tilt back in 2009, but at least he has still maintained his sense of humour. As Blom tweeted recently:
“Does anyone know if you can make a living as a mariokart pro? considering my options :)”
Viktor Blom also seems to be doing his best to put a positive spin on the sickening downswing, and tweeted recently:
“In some sick way, down swings are good because they force me to try even harder to outrun them. still sick tho :)”
After Full Tilt Poker came back online last year, the 22 year-old was quickly signed-up as a brand ambassador along with Gus Hansen and Tom Dwan. Since then, Gus Hansen is currently down -$4,727,752 for 2013 so far and a massive -$11,139,024 in total, while Tom Dwan seems to be holding his own on a $1,014,245 profit for 2013 and $2,429,095 in total.
Here is a look at the biggest losers and winners of the year so far:
Losers In 2013
Gus Hansen: -$4.72 million
MalACEsia: -$3.77 million
samrostan: -$3.08 million
Phil “Polarizing” Ivey: -$2.59 million
punting-peddler: -$1.56 million
Winners In 2013
cottonseed1: $3.43 million
Ben “Bttech86” Tollerene: $3.00 million
Niklas “ragen70” Heinecker: $2.99 million
Alexander “PostflopAction” Kostritsyn: $2.80 million
Patrik “FiddaGrind” Antonius: $2.55 million

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