We’ve seen no shortage of Viktor “Isildur1” Blom in the poker news headlines this year since he’s had an incredible run in online cash games. And Blom has proven to be multi-dimensional after winning the 2013 PokerStars SCOOP Main Event High along with nearly $1.1 million.
Many of poker’s elite bought into this $10,300 tourney, and a $5,800,000 prize pool was on the line. With first place guaranteed over $1 million, competition was intense on the first day. By the end of Day 1, just 72 players remained and Blom had moved up to second in chips with 412,539.
When the nine-player final table was formed, Blom was still going pretty strong as he was fourth in chips. He eliminated a couple of final table players and won some huge pots to work his way into a heads-up match with Noah “Exclusive” Boeken.
The noted Dutch pro held a 3-to-1 chip advantage over Blom, but this proved meaningless as Isildur1 put his incredible heads-up skills on display. In less than an hour, he dispatched Boeken to claim the top spot and a $1.1 million payday.
This fortune goes along nicely with the $3 million that Viktor Blom has made playing in cash games in 2013. Known for swingy play over his four-year career, Blom has seen mostly ups lately and has earned $1 million or more several times throughout the year.
At one point, he was up over $5.5 million, but has since had a few rough days and fallen to $3 million in profits. However, this is still an impressive mark and, considering that six months are left in 2013, we could definitely see his profits continue increasing.
2013 SCOOP Main Event Final Table
1. Viktor “Isildur1” Blom – $1,096,200
2. Noah “Exclusive” Boeken – $803,300
3. cmontopdeck – $591,600
4. Mike “munchenHB” Telker – $446,600
5. Sergio “zcedrick” Aido – $313,200
6. Ravi “govshark2” Raghavan – $246,500
7. w4ldo – $188,500
8. leshkaGmBlZ – $130,500
9. Adrián “Amadi_017” Mateos Díaz – $88,740