In the end, he was able to beat 62 of the 100 challengers, which was pretty good considering how he was multi-tabling. However, it’s worth mentioning that he put up $100,000 of his own money, and had to pay $1,000 to each winner. This meant he forked over $38,000 to the 38 winners when the challenge was over.
One really interesting side product of this challenge was that Blom answered some questions. He discussed everything from how look it took him to build his bankroll to who the best online poker players are right now. You can see all of the questions here, but here’s a look at the first several that were asked/answered:
@Nickkdevries: How did you came in contact with online poker?
Viktor Blom: A friend of my brother’s told me about it and I decided to give it a try.
@twsk8nst: how did you get financed in the first place circa 2008/2009
VB: I just ran up my bankroll myself.
@CakeEater12: most amount of $ you’ve flipped for?
VB: $50k I think, I ran so bad at flips.
@pvd_27: what’s your favourite board game?
VB: Malarky was fun. Good bluffing game.
@Pokerlifestkr: how about a shout out to all swedish fans grinding out there Viktor pokerlifegear
VB: lycka till vid borden!
@ChrisAbela1: How true are the stories regarding your earlier winnings on Euro networks?
VB: I don’t know what’s out there, so I can’t answer that one.
@PaulieRider: Victor, how do you cook a perfect boiled egg?
VB: No idea.
@Carrottoppoker: will you be coming to Australia anytime soon for any poker tournaments?
VB: I may go for Aussie Millions, not sure yet though.
@sjdaniel: Can you ship me 10k? I promise I will give it back, someday…
VB: I’ll play you for it.
@Vimio_NL: How much time did it take, to build your bankroll to 100K for the first time?
VB: 8-9 months since first time I played.