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Nosebleeds Report: Viktor Blom crushes 2-7TD games plus high stakes Heads-Up No Limit Hold’Em action

Viktor “Isildur1” Blom is a true all-around poker player. If his No-Limit Hold’em or Pot-Limit Omaha expertise is unquestionable, Blom has recently become successful at yet another poker game: 2-7 Triple Draw.

The high-variance game seems to benefit “Isildur1,” who takes pride in handling big swings. He crushed the 2-7 Triple Draw tables yesterday and won $777,000 in a five-hour session, according to the Highstakes database. The Swedish poker pro got the upper hand right from the start and built a very healthy stack by outmatching Gus Hansen, “ragen70” and “samrostan.” As a matter of fact, at first, Hansen did enjoy the arrival of “Isildur1” and turned his $300k day loss into a small profit after the Swede sat down at the table. But as “ragen70” and “samrostan” left, the Dane made an unfortunate mistake: he decided to play heads-up with Blom. So in the next hour and a half, Blom consolidated his stack by taking almost $400k from Hansen.

With Hansen leaving the table, “Isildur1” tried his luck in other Full Tilt games including $500/$1000 No-Limit Hold’em and $500/$1000 Pot-Limit Omaha. He also played another four 2-7 Triple Draw sessions, but with no major results. Overall, in the last 24 hours, Blom won $825,303.

What’s interesting is his major success at Triple Draw throughout the year. He made a profit of $4.53 million in 77k hands by just playing 2-7TD in 2013. The next big winners in this leaderboard are Phil “OMGClayAiken” Galfond ($2,163,357) and Tom “durrrr” Dwan ($1,811,267).

The Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em tables were also action-packed over the weekend. First, Ike “luvtheWNBA” Haxton showed Blom that he is no longer the fearless HU NLHE player he once was. The two played four $500/$1000 CAP tables for over an hour with Haxton winning $200k.

In another Heads-Up battle on Full Tilt, “Denoking” came out victorious and outplayed “Sanlker” at the $200/$400 NLHE tables. “Denoking” won $295,000 after six hard-fought hours while “Sanlker” lost over $330,000. Despite the loss, “Sanlker” won the biggest post of the session: he made a hero-call on the river with just pocket 7s on a 7-2-3-6-K rainbow board and took down the $184k pot.

Meanwhile, on PokerStars, two high-stakes players met at the $200/$400 NLHE tables: Ben “Ben86” Tollerene and Swedish pro “wilhasha.” They played for three hours late Saturday night, but the outcome was decided in the final 60 minutes. Because of some major pots won right at the end, “Ben86” secured a $200k advantage over the Swede. In one of those pots, both players made a flush; “wilhasha” decided to slowplay it both on the turn and on the river when he checked out of position. However, when Tollerene bet the final street, “wilhasha” raised all-in only to see that his opponent had a higher flush.

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