Yesterday, Viktor "Isildur1" Blom took another opponent in his own challenge. This time it was the American poker pro Rui "PepperoniF" Cao's turn to try his luck against the Swedish NLH expert. Blom got the best possible start of the match and took down a $20,000 pot after just a few hands, then a $40,000 pot half an hour later. Then he continued to win pot after pot. Blom was playing extremely well, but there was no doubt whatsoever that he was lucky as well.
After about 1000 of 2500 hands had been played, Rui Cao almost had no money left and it seemed like the match could be over any minute. But somehow Cao managed to stay alive with a small stack almost throughout the whole match. After 1250 hands had been played, they changed game from No Limit Hold'em to Pot Limit Omaha. But that didn't help Mr. Cao as Blom had all the chips 1000 hands later. It took 2257 hands for Viktor Blom to win $150,000 from Rui Cao. This was Blom's 8th win out of 10 matches played, and he's up about half a million dollars.