Viktor Blom, born in 1990, is a young poker phenomenon from Sweden who has won and lost countless millions in poker, his winning and losing streaks changing places sometimes in the course of a single day! He has played for some of the biggest pots in the history of online poker. Perhaps no name in poker quite stirs up nostalgia of fans like Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom. The online cash legend experienced a meteoric rise and subsequent crash in the online nosebleeds that was. Viktor Blom (born 26 September 1990) is a Swedish high-stakes online poker player, best known by the online poker name Isildur1. His rise to fame drew considerable attention around the poker world in late 2009, when he took part in all ten of the largest pots in online poker history.
The 2020 running of the nosebleed-stakes Super High Roller Bowl tournament series was moved online to partypoker due to the ongoing coronavirus outbreak.
Kotak mahindra bank savings account interest rate per month. A total of 29 events will take place as part of the inaugural SHRB Online, which runs from May 23 through June 1 and features buy-ins ranging from $10,000 all the way up to $100,000 marquee event. The series will also award rankings points to those that cash. The player who has accrued the most points after the first 27 tournaments will earn a free seat into the $3,000,000 guaranteed, $100,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em eight-max event.
The series features guaranteed prize pools for all 29 events, with more than $20 million in guaranteed prize money throughout the series. Below is a day-by-day look at the results from events 1 through 12.
Saturday, May 23 saw two $10,300 buy-in no-limit hold’em events with $500,000 guarantees take place, along with a $25,500 buy-in event with a $1,000,000 guarantee. All three events ran over the course of two days, with the champions decided on Sunday, May 24. The first tournament was an eight-max tournament that attracted a total of 76 entries to create a prize pool of $760,000. The largest share of that money was awarded to eventual champion Jans Arends (pictured above, left) of the Netherlands. He took home $216,600 as the first-ever champion of an SHRB Online event. He overcame a stacked final table that included the likes of Ben Heath (2nd – $148,200), Alex Foxen (3rd – $102,600), and 2018 Card Player Player of the Year Jake Schindler (4th – $68,400).
The second event of the series was the $1,000,000 guaranteed $25,500 buy-in no-limit hold’em eight-max super high roller. With 54 entries the guarantee was surpassed by $350,000. In the end, it was American Christopher Hunichen (pictured above, center) who emerged victorious, earning $479,250 after defeating Viktor ‘Islidur1’ Blom heads-up for the title. Blom took home $320,625 as the runner-up, a score that he backed up with a number of other big cashes later on in the week. Canadian high-roller regulars Daniel Dvoress (6th – $67,500) and Timothy Adams (7th – $57,375) both secured their first final-table finishes of the series in this event as well.
The third and final event that kicked off on day 1 was another $10,300 buy-in no-limit hold’em tournament. The $500,000 guarantee was beaten by $90,000 when 59 entries were made. Sergi Reixach (pictured above, right) came out on top, earning $191,750 after outlasting Mike Watson heads-up (2nd – $129,800).
Event 1 – $10,300 NLH 8-Max Final Table
Event 2 – $25,500 NLH 8-Max Final Table
Event 3 – $10,300 NLH 8-Max Final Table
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The second flight of events kicked off on Sunday, May 24 and then saw their champions decided the following evening. Event 4 was the first $10,300 buy-in six-max no-limit hold’em event. With 106 total entries, the tournament more than doubled its $500,000 guarantee to create a final prize pool of $1,060,000. Mikalai Vaskaboinikau (pictured above, left) was awarded $293,090 as the eventual champion after he topped a tough final table that included Kristen Bicknell (2nd – $185,500), 2020 Poker Masters Online champion Alexandros Kolonias (3rd – $127,200), and Alex Foxen (5th – $66,250). This was Foxen’s second final table of the series.
The second $25,500 buy-in no-limit hold’em event of the series also featured a six-max format. With 71 total entries, the $1,000,000 guarantee was outstripped by $775,000. Daniel Dvoress (pictured above, center) was the last player standing, defeating a star-studded final table to earn $613,987. Andras Nemeth, who has been one of the hottest players in the online high-stakes tournament world in recent months, cashed for $399,375 as the runner up. High roller regulars Fedor Holz (3rd – $213,000), Mikita Badziakouski (4th – $159,750), Dan Smith (5th – $115,375) and Nick Petrangelo ($79,875) all made their first final table appearances in this event.
The final event that got underway on May 24 was another $10,3000 buy-in no-limit hold’em six-max tournament. As with the other two events of the day, the guarantee was easily surpassed, with $830,000 in total prize money awarded in the $500,0000 guaranteed tournament. Canadian World Series of Poker bracelet winner Pascal Lefrancois (pictured above, right) came out on top, earning $259,629 after defeating Alex Foxen (2nd – $161,850) heads-up for the win. This was Foxen’s third final-table finish of the series. Dan Smith (3rd – $99,600), Nick Petrangelo (4th – $72,625), and Christopher Hunichen (6th - $35,275) all earned their second final-table showings in this event.
Event 4 – $10,300 NLH 6-Max Final Table
Event 5 – $25,500 NLH 6-Max Final Table
Event 6 – $10,300 NLH 6-Max Final Table
The seventh event of the series was a $500,000 guaranteed $10,300 buy-in no-limit hold’em eight-max event. With 90 entries, the final prize pool soared to $900,000. Luuk Gieles (pictured above, left) of the Netherlands emerged victorious in the end, defeating American George Wolff (2nd – $166,500) heads-up for the title. It was Wolff’s second final-table finish of the series. Jonathan van Fleet (6th – $45,000), Mikita Badziakouski (7th – $36,000), and John O’Shea (8th – $31,500) were all also at their second final table of this SHRB festival.
The third $1,000,000 guaranteed event of the series was another $25,500 buy-in no-limit hold’em eight-max tournament. The strong turnout of 68 entries meant that the prize pool swelled to $1,700,000. As a result, Dan Smith (pictured above, center) took home a healthy payday of $527,000 as the eventual winner. Smith defeated event #2 runner-up Viktor Blom heads-up for the title. The Swede earned $365,500 for his latest deep run. Alex Foxen secured $119,000 as the fifth-place finisher. This was his fourth final-table showing so far this series.
The ninth event of this series was another $500,000 guaranteed $10,300 buy-in no-limit hold’em eight-max tournament. There was a total of 75 entries to create a prize pool of three-quarters of a million dollars. The ultimate champion in this event was none other than Viktor Blom (pictured above, right), who finished runner-up in event 8 on this very same day. Blom earned $213,750 for the win after defeating Christoph Vogelsang (2nd – $146,250) heads-up for the title. George Wolff (4th – $67,500) and Dan Smith (8th – $26,250) earned their third final-table finishes, while Kristen Bicknell (5th – $52,500) secured her second.
Event 7 – $10,300 NLH 8-Max Final Table
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Event 8 – $25,500 NLH 8-Max Final Table
Event 9 – $10,300 NLH 8-Max Final Table
Events 10-12 on the schedule all featured six-max formats. Event 10 was another $500,000 guaranteed, $10,3000 buy-in tournament. A turnout of 77 entries created a final prize pool of $770,000, with the lion’s share of that money going to eventual champion Vicent Bosca (pictured above, left). He earned $240,861 after defeating Matthias Eibinger (2nd – $150,150) heads-up for the title. Event 7 champion Luuk Gieles finished third for $92,400.
The $1,000,000 guaranteed $25,500 buy-in event of the day attracted 72 total entries, creating a $1.8 million prize pool. The top payout of $622,634 was ultimately awarded to three-time WSOP champion Justin Bonomo (pictured above, center). He defeated Artur Martirosian (2nd – $405,000) heads-up for the win.
The final six-max tournament of the day was the $500,000 guaranteed $10,3000 buy-in no-limit hold’em event. The 69-entry turnout created a $690,000 prize pool. partypoker Ambassador Ludovic Geilich (pictured above, right) triumphed over Alexandros Kolonias (2nd – $155,250) to earn the title and the top prize of $238,677 as the champion. This was Kolonias’ second final-table finish of the series.
Event 10 – $10,300 NLH 6-Max Final Table
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Event 11 – $25,500 NLH 6-Max Final Table
Event 12 – $10,300 NLH 6-Max Final Table
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With 12 of the 27 events leading up to the $100,000 buy-in now in the books, Viktor Blom is the current leader in the points race with 625 earned across three cashes. With a title and two runner-up finishes, Blom has accrued $899,875 in earnings so far this series. Dan Smith sits in second with $768,225 in cashes and 511 points across four cashes, while Daniel Dvoress’ $704,287 and 432 points is good for third place. Below is a look at the top ten on the points leaderboard heading into the later portion of the series.