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Viktor Blom speaks out about the day when he lost $5 million

Tags: brian hastings, brian townsend, cole south, isildur1, viktor blom.
Posted on 03 August 2011 by "T".

In a new interview with one of Europe's biggest poker magazines, the youngest living poker legend Viktor Blom, from Sweden, speaks out about the day when he lost $5 million to Cole South and Brian Hastings (the biggest loss in his career) and what crossed his mind when it was reveled that South, Hastings and another 3rd player, Brian Townsend, had collaborated and made joint statistics of how he played hands. When Full Tilt found out about cheating they removed Townsend's pro status for 30 days. However, South and Hastings got away with it.

Viktor Blom about the day when he lost $5 million to Cole South and Brian Hastings.
"I think that that they tried to create an advantage, and they are cowards. I was playing against Cole South in a 300/600 game and became really tilted and 3-betted every hand. He was in the lead and suddenly decided to stop playing. I said, "what the hell?" and he apologized and said he must go. Then, just seconds later, Brian Hastings took his seat. They probably sat next to each other. Anyhow, Hastings won $4.5 million against me," Viktor Blom says.

How did it feel to lose 5 million dollars?
Not good, especially when I found out they had collaborated, but I still felt okay and could do other things in life that I appreciate. After some time had passed I didn't think much about it at all.

What's your relationship with money? Does money have a value for you?
It does. But all players have to put their bankroll at risk in order to develop.

 


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6 comments for "Viktor Blom speaks out about the day when he lost $5 million"

 SuperNoob03/08/2011 08:55:25 GMT
hes done good putting that big loss behind and concentrating on improving his game at pokerstars. would be great if he can win this money back from them
 Fakiry03/08/2011 10:00:28 GMT
Blom says a big quote that every player should have always in mind (the best way is to write it down in a post-it and fix it to the PC monitor): "all players have to put their bankroll at risk in order to develop".
One have to pay much atention to this in order to not taking unconsidered risks. We only charge our bankroll with money we dont mind loosing. We ought to know it is an 100% risk investment. So stop charging the bankroll with all the salary expecting to double it, its a mistake, and thats not what Blom is saying. He is telling us to apply the bankroll in a way to get profit, but only the bankroll, not all our money available in the bank. That's why he have the privilege of paying few atention to the $5 million lost, because it was only his bankroll, not his entire fortune/amount of money he has in the bank.
Be careful with the risk you take at the tables!

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Blom says a big quote that every player should have always in mind (the best way is to write it down in a post-it and fix it to the PC monitor): "all players have to put their bankroll at risk in order to develop".
One have to pay much atention to this in order to not taking unconsidered risks. We only charge our bankroll with money we dont mind loosing. We ought to know it is an 100% risk investment. So stop charging the bankroll with all the salary expecting to double it, its a mistake, and thats not what Blom is saying. He is telling us to apply the bankroll in a way to get profit, but only the bankroll, not all our money available in the bank. That's why he have the privilege of paying few atention to the $5 million lost, because it was only his bankroll, not his entire fortune/amount of money he has in the bank.
Be careful with the risk you take at the tables!
 Macubaas03/08/2011 15:29:01 GMT
Lets hope brian hastings will move to canada and will start playing at the plo pokerstars table where of course will meet viktor blom...

And yes, if you ask me is very, very elegant about that event considering the fact that he lost almost 5 millions dollars Aww crap!

I guess the good point is that he know he really improved his pot limit omaha skills Big Smile
 Ronsaki03/08/2011 17:31:18 GMT
Man, imagine how much money he actually does have when he was so 'calm' after losing 5M Big Smile.

That is a nice life, and whoever says he doesnt ike money is lieing
 JayMacC04/08/2011 06:15:45 GMT
dam i wish i could have gotten some of that 5 mil.
 McWeer04/08/2011 18:42:04 GMT
Yea. For somebody those 5 millions ar like 10$ but for someones those are big money.

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