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High Stakes: Viktor Blom one of 2011's biggest winners

Tags: gus hansen, high stakes, ilari sahamies, isildur1, pokerstars, viktor blom.
Posted on 02 January 2012 by "T".

It's high time to take a look at the high stakes results of 2011. The Scandinavian poker players dominated the nosebleed tables at PokerStars. In fact, 3 of the top 4 players of 2011 come from Finland and Sweden. Viktor "Isildur1" Blom, from Sweden, won amazing $1.5 million and ended up as the third biggest winner. Most of Blom's winnings come from December.

The biggest winner of 2011 at PokerStars is no one else than Ilari "Ziigmund"/"Ilari FIN" Sahamies from Finland. Even though Sahamies had a nightmare start in the beginning of the year he still managed to get back in business and turn the losses into a $2.18 million profit.

There were some big winners at Full Tilt Poker as well. Just to mention a few: Gus Hansen ($3.94m), Daniel "Jungleman12" Cates ($1.95m) and "NoPasaran ($1.88m). However, since Full Tilt Poker has been closed since Black Friday we have decided not to include those results below.

2011 results (PokerStars)
1 Ilari "Ilari FIN" Sahamies 2 183 832
2 Rafi "refaelamit" Amit 2 105 597
3 Viktor "Isildur1" Blom 1 472 695
4 Jens "Jeans89" Kyllönen 1 377 019
5 Gavin "gavz101" Cochrane 1 197 672
6 Ronny "1-ronnyr3" Kaiser 1 191 110
7 "1Il|1Il|1il|" 1 160 769
8 Andreas "Skjervoy" Torbergsen 1 132 635
9 "L0ve2playU" 1 092 399
10 Benny "toweliestar" Spindler 1 070 90


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8 comments on "High Stakes: Viktor Blom one of 2011''s biggest winners"

 Macubaas02/01/2012 09:51:43 GMT
From all those players i really yhink the most solid player that wins constantly is Jens.

I watched him playing and he really is one of the most profitable PLO players.
 hulkborges02/01/2012 11:58:48 GMT
It seems there's something in that particular area that transforms local players, in general most play very well, and gus hansen as always appearing among the best all year.
 pochui02/01/2012 13:55:26 GMT
wonder what is up with those scandinavian players - they do seem to look calm and collected, but it seems there is a big gambling spirit burning inside ....lmao...and seriously author forgot to mention that there were more and a lot bigger winners at full tilt- the guys who created this ponzi scheme...they cashed in a lot more than pesky few $millions imo
 GIOMi602/01/2012 14:43:59 GMT
These players are very good high stakes players and also money is no problem for them, countries like Sweden and Finland have a high economic standard. These are wealthy countries.
 SuperNoob03/01/2012 08:21:52 GMT
signing a deal with pokerstars surely helped Viktor Blom and got high stakes action going at pokerstars too. lets see if they continue their deal
 jessthehuman03/01/2012 09:00:09 GMT
Yep - Blom killed it in 2011 / Stars.. particularly in Dec (over $1m in profit just for Dec!!).

And yet.. people have this impression:
 Fakiry03/01/2012 10:11:12 GMT
Blom did it well in the last month of 2011. When I first read this title I was like “how can this be?”. We have read so many bad results from him during this last weeks that I never thought this would be possible. We are talking about big amounts as of losses as of winnings, but doing enough in a month to enter in the Top 3 of the best winners of an entire year, this means playing real high values… and winning! If things have always gone well for Blom during the year, he would be in the top of this rank with a difference of more than 10x for the second!
 jessthehuman03/01/2012 10:31:34 GMT
Posted by Fakiry:
If things have always gone well for Blom during the year, he would be in the top of this rank with a difference of more than 10x for the second!

This is true.. However, Blom wasn't losing before the last month either.. If you subtract Dec from the equation, he was still +400K for the year, which by any of our standards is still a monster score.

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