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Nosebleeds Report: As the tables turn - Gus Hansen wins, Viktor Blom loses

The poker tables turned last week as high stakes poker players Gus Hansen and Viktor “Isildur1” Blom switched sides.

The leaderboard from the last seven days is certainly unfamiliar to those who have been watching closely the high stakes action on Full Tilt. The most surprising fact is that Blom is nowhere to be seen in the biggest online poker winners’ leaderboard. In fact, he tops the other leaderboard, the one where losers stand side by side. According to HighStakesDB, Blom lost over $600k in 38 sessions played last week. Two of those sessions were played yesterday at the 2-7 Triple Draw tables against Nicklas “ragen70” Heinecker. The players fought each other from mid-morning till early afternoon with ragen70 taking $265k from Blom’s bankroll. With this win, Heinecker widened the gap between him and the Swedish poker pro in the 2013 biggest winners’ leaderboard: he won so far $3.87 million, whereas Isildur1 cashed in “only” $3.32 million this year.

Unknown player “bbvisbadforme” is the next big loser from last week with -$306k. Most of the money was lost during a Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em session against Swedish poker pro “Denoking.” In only 45 minutes, Denoking won $217k. The match was action-packed and filled with big pots and even bigger hands. In one of them, bbvisbadforme’s straight and Denoking’s flush clashed to produce a $240k pot.

Meanwhile, the winners’ leaderboard presents itself with a big surprise: Gus Hansen managed to stay afloat all week long and won $71,154 in 6,203 hands. His winning ways held on for two straight days. On Friday, he managed to get out alive from the 2-7 TD tables winning almost $100k. The next day, Hansen continued his run with small victories against Ben “Bttech86” Tollerene, Heinecker, “Kagome Kagome,” Rui Caro and Russian Alexander “PostflopAction” Kostritsyn.

The biggest winner from last week is unknown PokerStars player “YurNas.” He won $247k in 6,650 hands. He battled with French Canadian player Phil “takechip” D’Auteuil in two HUNL sessions, including a huge one that lasted 3,200 hands. Caro is second in the leaderboard with $230k won in just 8 sessions. He is known as an Omaha regular, but lately he has been seen at the 2-7 TD tables on Full Tilt. Yesterday for example, he played against PostflopAction and managed to make a nice profit: + $158.6k.

German poker pro “Sanlker” is the third and the last player who won over $200k in the last seven days. He made most of his profit last Monday at the $100/$200 NLHE tables where he played against Denoking. The pair battled for an hour with Sanlker squeezing over $157k from the Swedish pro.

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