The Nightly Turbo: Viktor Blom's Downswing Ends, Tom Dwan Loses $900K on Full Tilt Poker

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The high-stakes action at Full Tilt Poker was booming on Tuesday night. Many of the game's top pros were trading six-figure pots, including Viktor Blom, Tom Dwan and Phil Ivey. We'll bring you that story, plus the latest companies to receive preliminary approval for online gaming licenses in Nevada, in this edition of the Nightly Turbo.

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High-Stakes Action Heats up at Full Tilt Poker

Viktor "Isildur1" Blom told PokerNews this week that he's been forced to learn mixed games because nobody has given him enough action at high-stakes no-limit hold'em and pot-limit Omaha. After his PLO session at Full Tilt Poker on Tuesday, we understand why.

Playing mixed sessions of PLO, Omaha 8/b and 2-7 triple draw on Tuesday, Blom won nearly $800,000 against some of the site's most successful players. The majority of those winnings came late in the evening at the $250/$500/$100 PLO tables, where Blom faced off against Tom "durrrr" Dwan, Hac "trex313" Dang, Phil "Polarizing" Ivey, and many others. According to HighStakesDB.com, Blom won $526,000 in 1,426 hands during his late-night PLO session, adding to the $270,000 he won in his PLO and 2-7 triple draw sessions earlier in the day.

Blom's biggest pot came on his last hand of the day. He won a $490,000 pot against Hac Dang when he turned top set against Dang's flopped middle set. We caught the action as it happened. Here's how the hand played out:

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Dang was among the day's biggest losers, but his losses paled in comparison to Dwan's. February's biggest online winner dropped more than $900,000 on Tuesday. Dwan was second on the yearly winnings leaderboard entering the day, but his massive loss dropped him to sixth. One of the biggest pots Dwan lost came against Blom and Ben "Bttech86" Tollerene at six-handed $250/$500/$100 PLO. Blom opened with a raise to $1,500 from middle position and Tollerene three-bet to 5,600 from the small blind. Dwan flat called from the big blind and Blom responded with a four-bet to $24,500. Tollerene flatted, but Dwan then came over the top with an all-in bet worth $74,900. Blom re-shoved for $90,388 total and Tollerene called, having both opponents covered.

Dwan: {A-Spades}{A-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}
Blom: {A-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{J-Clubs}
Tollerene: {10-Clubs}{K-Clubs}{K-Hearts}{10-Spades}

With more than $256,000 in the middle already, the board ran out {8-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{5-Hearts}, giving Blom a flopped straight for the entire pot.

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Despite losing that hand, Tollerene was Tuesday's biggest winner with more than $905,000 in profit, moving him into third place on the yearly leaderboard behind Blom and Alex "PostflopAction" Kostritsyn. Here's a look at the year's biggest cash game winners on Full Tilt Poker as of Wednesday morning, according to HighStakesDB.com:

RankPlayerWinnings
1Alex "PostflopAction" Kostritsyn$2,978,418
2Viktor "Isildur1" Blom$2,058,204
3Ben "Bttech86" Tollerene$2,013,201
4Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond$1,797,335
5"SallyWoo"$1,750,844

For more, check out HighStakesDB.com.

High-Stakes Action Heats up at Full Tilt Poker

Viktor "Isildur1" Blom told PokerNews this week that he's been forced to learn mixed games because nobody has given him enough action at high-stakes no-limit hold'em and pot-limit Omaha. After his PLO session at Full Tilt Poker on Tuesday, we understand why.

Playing mixed sessions of PLO, Omaha 8/b and 2-7 triple draw on Tuesday, Blom won nearly $800,000 against some of the site's most successful players. The majority of those winnings came late in the evening at the $250/$500/$100 PLO tables, where Blom faced off against Tom "durrrr" Dwan, Hac "trex313" Dang, Phil "Polarizing" Ivey, and many others. According to HighStakesDB.com, Blom won $526,000 in 1,426 hands during his late-night PLO session, adding to the $270,000 he won in his PLO and 2-7 triple draw sessions earlier in the day.

Blom's biggest pot came on his last hand of the day. He won a $490,000 pot against Hac Dang when he turned top set against Dang's flopped middle set. We caught the action as it happened. Here's how the hand played out:

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Dang was among the day's biggest losers, but his losses paled in comparison to Dwan's. February's biggest online winner dropped more than $900,000 on Tuesday. Dwan was second on the yearly winnings leaderboard entering the day, but his massive loss dropped him to sixth. One of the biggest pots Dwan lost came against Blom and Ben "Bttech86" Tollerene at six-handed $250/$500/$100 PLO. Blom opened with a raise to $1,500 from middle position and Tollerene three-bet to 5,600 from the small blind. Dwan flat called from the big blind and Blom responded with a four-bet to $24,500. Tollerene flatted, but Dwan then came over the top with an all-in bet worth $74,900. Blom re-shoved for $90,388 total and Tollerene called, having both opponents covered.

Dwan: {A-Spades}{A-Clubs}{3-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}
Blom: {A-Hearts}{7-Hearts}{9-Clubs}{J-Clubs}
Tollerene: {10-Clubs}{K-Clubs}{K-Hearts}{10-Spades}

With more than $256,000 in the middle already, the board ran out {8-Hearts}{6-Clubs}{10-Diamonds}{2-Spades}{5-Hearts}, giving Blom a flopped straight for the entire pot.

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Despite losing that hand, Tollerene was Tuesday's biggest winner with more than $905,000 in profit, moving him into third place on the yearly leaderboard behind Blom and Alex "PostflopAction" Kostritsyn. Here's a look at the year's biggest cash game winners on Full Tilt Poker as of Wednesday morning, according to HighStakesDB.com:

RankPlayerWinnings
1Alex "PostflopAction" Kostritsyn$2,978,418
2Viktor "Isildur1" Blom$2,058,204
3Ben "Bttech86" Tollerene$2,013,201
4Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond$1,797,335
5"SallyWoo"$1,750,844

For more, check out HighStakesDB.com.

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