Yesterday, the $10,000 Heads-up No-Limit Hold'em event at the 2012 World Series of Poker kicked off and attracted a field of 152 players. Viktor "Isildur1" Blom had all eyes on him when he registered for the tournament as it was his first-ever WSOP event and also because many consider him to be one of the best NLH heads-up players in the world!
Blom got the best possible start on the tournament as he defeated recent first-time WSOP bracelet winner Andy Bloch in the first round. But unfortunately everything came to an end already in the second round as Tommy Chen sent him to the rail . In other words, a very disaapointing WSOP debut for the 21-year-old Swede. However, the 2012 WSOP is far from over and Blom still has plenty of time to make up for this failure.
Selbst and Hastings among the 32 survivors
There are now 32 players left in the tournament and notables such as Brian Hastings and Vanessa Selbst still have the chance on the title, the $371k first prize and the gold bracelet! All of the remaining players are guaranteed at least $10,966. We will be back later on today with another update. Stay tuned!