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Tom Dwan’s biggest loss ever and Viktor Blom’s non-stop high stakes action

One month ago, high-stakes prodigy Tom Dwan captured our imagination by tweeting, “Had my biggest loss ever yesterday.” He was talking about a session played on September 24, 2013.

Suddenly, everyone was wondering how much Dwan lost. All poker players agreed that it must have been a seven-figure number. But how much? $2 million? $3 million? The mystery was finally solved today by CardPlayer Magazine. According to a source who watched the whole session, the game was shorthanded and the American poker pro had been playing for 24 hours straight. For at least three hours, every single pot was $40,000 or more and Dwan apparently missed them all. The result? Minus $4 million in a 24-hour time span.

Dwan, known for his aggressive approach, faced similar losses before. In November 2009, “Isildur1” won almost all of his hard-earned Full Tilt profit since 2007 in less than one week: $5 million. However, in the online poker world, “durrrr” has never lost more than $2 million in one day.

Meanwhile, as Dwan tries to rebound from his loss, his worthy opponent, Viktor “Isildur1” Blom is playing non-stop on Full Tilt. He has decided to play anyone to show his online supremacy. Only in the last 48 hours, “Isildur1” played 5,181 hands, including Heads-Up No Limit Hold’em with Ike “luvtheWNBA” Haxton, Doug “WCGRider” Polk, and Alex “IReadYrSoul” Millar, as well as Fixed-Limit Omaha 8-or-better and 2-7 Triple Draw.

During this time, Blom witnessed yet again swings of hundreds of thousands dollars. After winning almost $600k in the first three hours, he was tested by the poker Gods with coolers in several big pots, including a set of Aces vs a straight and two pair vs a bigger two pair. He made a comeback afterwards by playing FLO8 and 2-7 TD and now “Isildur1” sits comfortably with almost $400k won in the last 24 hours. Will he be stopped?

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