Viktor Blom Claims Victory at LIVE MILLIONS Germany for $1,048,153

Viktor Blom Claims Victory at LIVE MILLIONS Germany for $1,048,153The partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany took place from February 8th-18th, with its concluding tournament, the €5,300 No Limit Hold’em Main Event, attracting an impressive 1,022 entries. Five days later, and it was everyone’s favorite maniac, Viktor Blom, who would walk away with the title, as well as a massive first place prize worth €850,000 ($1,048,153).
Following his victory at the King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic, the 27-year-old Swedish pro now boost his live career earnings to $2,787,194, placing him at number 8 on his country’s ‘All Time Money List’, just a short distance behind Erik Marcus Friberg ($2,808,777) in 7th, and Johan Storakers ($3,212,633) in 6th.
The LIVE MILLIONS Main Event featured 127 money spots, and amongst the players seeing a return on their money was Patrick Leonard in 59th (€15,000), Niall Farrell in 42nd (€17,500), Felipe Ramos in 34th (€20,000), Philipp Gruissem in 28th (€22,500), and Adrian Mateos in 12th (€40,000).
At the final table, Blom (A-A) then dispatched Niko Wieland (Q-J) to the rail in 8th, before being dealt A-8 and doing likewise to Joao Simao (J-9) in 4th. Meanwhile, Pavel Plesuv took care of Ondrej Drozd in 6th, and Rickie Silcock in 3rd to instigate heads-up play against Blom for the title.
As the final battle commenced, Plesuv held a 562m to 451m chip lead over the Swede, but soon after the Moldovian extended his advantage further to 875m to 139m after his 10-9 hand filled in a straight on a Q-J-8-7-5 board against  pocket queens of Blom.
However, Blom was then able to stage a comeback, and subsequently take the lead when the deciding hand was played after Plesuv (Qd-7) moved all-in on a Qh-9h-Kd-Ad-5h board, forcing an excruciatingly difficult decision from Blom (Kh-6d) holding just top pair.
Despite looking like he was going to muck his cards, Blom ultimately opted to make the call, with Pavel Plesuv then collecting €750,000 for his runner-up finish. Meanwhile, Blom was awarded the title, and also claimed the second biggest score of his career, his biggest coming in 2012 after taking down the $100,000 PCA Super High Roller Event for $1,254,400.
Final Table Results:
1: Viktor Blom (Sweden) €850,000
2: Pavel Plesuv (Moldova) €750,000
3: Rickie Silcock (UK) €400,000
4: Joao Simao (Brazil) €280,000
5: Radoslaw Wesierski (Poland) €200,000
6: Ondrej Drozd (Czech) €140,000
7: Aristeidis Moschonas (Greece) €100,000
8: Niko Wieland (Germany) €70,000

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