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EPT Madrid High Roller: Viktor Blom in 4th place with 29 players left

Tags: durrrr, ept madrid high roller, isildur1, tom dwan, viktor blom.
Posted on 06 May 2011 by "T".

Not less than 58 players paid €25,000 and entered the high roller event of EPT Madrid. Day 1 of the tournament has already been played and Day 2 is being played at the moment. In the remaining field of players (29 at the moment) are some of the biggest names in the poker world - just have a look at the list of players below. Day 1 chip leader was Viktor "Isildur1" Blom from Sweden, but right now he's in 4th place and instead ElkY leads the field.

In the picture, taken during day 1, you can see the back of Tom Dwan's head and Viktor Blom. Dwan was seven hours late and only had 27,200 left of his 50k stack when he sat down at Blom's table. This was the first time these 2 poker giants, who used to play some insane high stakes games against each other at Full Tilt Poker in 2009, played face to face in real life.


ElkY France Team PokerStars Pro 330000
Benny Spindler Germany 170000
Philipp Gruissem Germany 170000
Viktor Blom Sweden Team PokerStars Pro 170000
Vanessa Rousso USA Team PokerStars Pro 160000
David Sonelin Sweden 160000
Sami Kelopuro Finland 150000
Johnny Lodden Norway Team PokerStars Pro 140000
Galen Hall USA 135400
Luke Schwartz UK 130000
Tom Dwan USA 120000
Tobias Reinkemeier Germany 115000
Kristijonas Andrulis Lithuania 101100
Kevin Stani Norway 82000
Alexander Luber Germany 70000
Andrew Lichtenberger USA 69000
Will Molson Canada 66400
Juha Helppi Finland 65000
Sam Chartier Canada 63500
Humberto Brenes Costa Rica Team PokerStars Pro 60000
Yevgeniyy Timoshenko Ukraine 57500
Roberto Romanello UK 56000
Alexey Repik Russia 50000
McLean Karr USA 48000
Fernando Brito Portugal 40100
Andrey Bondar Russia 40000
Bryn Kenney USA 39000
James Bord UK 38000
Peter Jetten Canada 37700
Ville Wahlbeck Finland Team PokerStars Pro 30200
Marcelo Bonanata Uruguay 30000
David Sands USA 17000


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15 comments on "EPT Madrid High Roller: Viktor Blom in 4th place with 29 players left"

 adohole06/05/2011 14:25:41 GMT
viktor blom is back i think and he was probably hold back by pokerstars to play the high stakes games
 Macubaas06/05/2011 15:07:03 GMT
I agree with adohole, pokerstars doesn't encourage high stakes poker like full tilt poker does for example. I think it has something to do with the fact that on nosebleed stakes like 300/600 or 500/1000 you can bust your roll really fast if you don't strictly apply bankroll management.
Now back to this EPT, Viktor "Isildur1" Blom and Tom "durrrr" Dwan are definately the biggest favourites for taking down the cool prize. On the tournament there is also a player that i don't really like, he is actually the current chip leader. I don't really dig him nor the style of his play. I would really like if this EPT would be televised, i'm sure durrrr can't play without major bluffs, same for isildur1. If you ask me they are both way over the level of the other players registered.
Can't wait to see who will win this competition and the big prize!
 chainsmoker06/05/2011 19:04:08 GMT
ElkY is a man. I hope he win
 adohole06/05/2011 19:34:50 GMT
macubaas i think that dwan can do without his bluffs he has tightend up but i think Elky will probably win he has a big chip lead an he has played more tournaments then dwan and blom
 djpremier06/05/2011 22:05:49 GMT
Go go all my finnish poker idols TonguePP
 gsarca07/05/2011 01:19:22 GMT
The tournament is 15 minutes by car from my home and i haven´t gone yet to see the pros Sad
 JazzyJeff07/05/2011 01:53:02 GMT

Nice tournement, Blom is doing well again.
to Gsarca: Why diden't you go? If they are playing that close, go over, enjoy
the ambience and watch some great poker. You can still go tomorrow and
watch the best part! Gl all Cool
 Flippedchips07/05/2011 06:51:03 GMT
yep its a nice line up indeed! @ macubaas to say that isildur and dwan are way above the rest i think is bumming them up a bit to say the least. They are fantastic cash game players but none of them to my knowledge have won any big tourneys and that field is full of big tourney winners so to say they are miles above the rest seems a bit much tbh. Im not really bothered who wins really but elky would prob be a fav with his record and chip stack at the moment but it can all change quickly as everyone knows
 Reiiz07/05/2011 07:56:36 GMT
Let's Go Fernando Brito! Portugaaall Worship Thumbs Up
 MarcWinz07/05/2011 08:25:39 GMT
I agree with flipped, it is a good field but the tourney players will shine through. I would like to see either Elky or an outside bet is Will Molson (Canada) has a chance - lets wait and see.

GL to you all.....................

 GIOMi607/05/2011 11:45:59 GMT
This is a very important tournament, because the best poker player will emerge from this awesome tourney, who will it be ? Good luck and may the best poker player win.
 Macubaas07/05/2011 15:06:34 GMT
Unfortunately both Viktor "Isildur1" Blom and Tom "durrrr" Dwan are out of competition already. It seems durrrr didn't accomodated to well from the trip from United Stetes to Madrid, Spain. Viktor also was out after day 2 of the competition. As you all know both are awesome players, but their are cash games players, not tournament players like Negreanu, Brunson, etc.
Here is the list of players that are still in the book for the first prize:
Galen Hall USA 798000
Benny Spindler Germany 710000
Juha Helppi Finland 707000
David Sands USA 207000
ElkY France Team PokerStars Pro 165000
Vanessa Rousso USA Team PokerStars Pro 146000
Alex Repik Russia 141000
Peter Jetten Canada 63000
 Fiste08/05/2011 12:46:34 GMT
Go Vanessa Rousso!!! good luck!! Smile Smile
 Macubaas08/05/2011 15:42:03 GMT
Okay mobsters, the game is over! Here are the results.

Final results (buy-in €25,5K, 58 players):

1 ElkY, Team PokerStars Pro, France, €525,000
2 Benny Spindler, Germany, €316,000
3 Juha Helppi, Finland, €185,000
4 David Sands, USA, €135,000
5 Vanessa Rousso, Team PokerStars Pro, USA, €100,000
6 Alex Repik, Russia, €72,000
7 Galen Hall, USA, €57,500
8 Peter Jetten, Canada ,€45,000

In my opinion Vanessa played very good and it proved that she really know the game. I also got to congratulate the winner although i really didn't appreciate him, not as a player and not even as person. Never meet him in person but i saw a lot of interviews and i was left with a really bad impression. Too bad neither Viktor Isildur1 Blom or Tom durrrr Dwan didn't hit the final table, that should have been interesting to watch.

 SuperNoob09/05/2011 09:17:08 GMT
not surprised only 58 players registered with such a high buyin. blom and dwan didnot make the final table but they are ringgame players and their crazy aggressive style dnt help them in these tournaments

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