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SCOOP 2013: Viktor Blom Wins The Main Event For $1 million!

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Posted on 28 May 2013 by "T".

An incredible $75,585,305.05 has been won in the 132 tournaments of the 2013 Spring Championship Of Online Poker (PokerStars) in the past couple of weeks, making it the richest poker tournament series in history! A big chunk of the prize pool was awarded to Viktor "Isildur1" Blom who won $1,096,200 in the Main Event!

In total, 580 players signed up for the $10,300 buy-in SCOOP Main Event (Event #43-H No-Limit Hold'em) and created a massive $5,800,000 prize pool - almost $3 million more than the guarantee! After several hours of play on the final table, Blom was playing heads-up against Team PokerStars Pro Noah "Exclusive" Boeken, who was looking for his second SCOOP watch of the series after winning Event #13-H ($2,100 PLO Heads-Up).

Boeken had a 3-to-1 advantage over Blom when the battle started and there was no talk whatsoever about making a deal. Blom added more than 1 million to his stack in the first 30 minutes of play - without putting his entire stack at risk. Over the next few hands Blom won another 1 million chips and narrowed down Boeken's lead further.

Blom takes the lead
It didn't take long until Blom had overtaken the lead from his opponent. When he had 5.6 million to Boeken's 3.08 million and the blinds were 25k/50k, Blom made a min-raise and Boeken three-bet to 250,000. Blom called.

The flop came out TSpade2ClubJClub. Boeken bet 250,000. Blom called. The KDiamond fell on the turn and Blom called down a 600,000 bet by Boeken. The river card brought the ADiamond and Boeken checked. Blom moved all in and Boeken went into the tank for a few minutes before folding.

Blom was sitting with 6.7 million to Boeken's 1.9 million after that hand and the tournament went on a scheduled break. When the cards were back in the air, the two pros only battled for five minutes or so before the final hand.

Boeken min-raised to 100,000 from the button and Blom called. The flop came down JSpadeKClub9Spade, Blom checked and Boeken bet 130,000. Blom raised to 342k and Boeken responded by shoving his remaining stack. Blom snap called.

Blom: QClubTClub
Boeken: KSpade5Club

The 9Club fell on the turn and the river card was the ADiamond, which meant that Blom took down the pot (and the tournament) with a flopped straight. 

Main Event results:

Players: 580
Total prize pool: $5,800,000
Places paid: 72

1. Viktor "Isildur1" Blom (United Kingdom) $1,096,200
2. Noah "Exclusive" Boeken (Netherlands) $803,300
3. cmontopdeck (United Kingdom) $591,600
4. Mike "munchenHB" Telker (Cyprus) $446,600
5. Sergio "zcedrick" Aido (United Kingdom) $313,200
6. Ravi "govshark2" Raghavan (Canada) $246,500
7. w4ldo (Germany) $188,500
8. leshkaGmBlZ (Russia) $130,500
9. Amadi_017 (United Kingdom) $88,740


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7 comments on "SCOOP 2013: Viktor Blom Wins The Main Event For $1 million!"

 Fakiry28/05/2013 10:17:15 GMT
This guy's concentration must be a case study. One needs to be ready to pass through so many pressure along the way of the tourney, that lasts so many hours, that body and mind must be fully prepared to that exam! And this happens every days consecutively! It's a hell of a job, but with great rewards!
 Macubaas29/05/2013 05:11:22 GMT
Awesome result for Viktor, and i have to agree with the post above, i could never concentrate that much on a tournament especially for so many hours!

I think Viktor should stick to online in his evolution, i mean online is definately the place where he rocks.
 djpremier29/05/2013 06:16:22 GMT
Wow this is just awesome ... He crushes the cashgames, takes down PCA High-Roller for +$1M and now wins SCOOP ME ...
 Mysik8629/05/2013 07:10:36 GMT
He's amazing! And I agree with Fakiry:
Posted by Fakiry:This guy's concentration must be a case study.

After death (I wish him very long, happy life), his brain should be examined, like brain of Einstein or something. He's genius or perfectly skilled. In any case - great job!
 Sorin88829/05/2013 07:20:32 GMT
In a performance that belied his cash game roots, Viktor "Isildur1" Blom changed gears like an MTT pro to win $10,300 SCOOP Main Event.Despite holding a 3:1 chip advantage, Boeken gradually saw his lead slip before Blom upped his aggression levels to claim the $1,096,200 top prize.
 TheMachineQC29/05/2013 13:58:50 GMT
He's so skilled, imagine what his BR would be if he knew how to not tilt and lose 4 millions in 1 HU session Blink

I hope he keeps playing a lot though, always exciting to watch!
 doubletop77718/12/2013 10:41:58 GMT
Nice to see Viktor Blom doing well in a tournament. I have always thought of him as a high stakes cash game player so to do well in a tournament proves what a great player this young man is

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