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Full Tilt Poker's Blom 100 Challenge ends with Viktor "Isildur1" Blom paying out

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Viktor "Isildur1" Blom was the headliner in an exciting promotion that pitted 100 freeroll qualifiers against him in a special series of heads-up Sit N Gos at Full Tilt Poker. Blom showed his usual concern for money and put $100,000 of his own money on the table and put a $1,000 bounty on himself...anyone who could take him down would collect.

“I plan to win all 100 of these, so good luck, I guess,” Blom said before the heads-up matches kicked off.

The last card has been dealt and of the 100 heads-up matches played, Blom won 62, and 38 players not only got to claim the bragging rights for beating the king-of-chip-swings, they also scored $1,000 each. The heads-up tournaments were played with a traditional turbo heads-up No Limit Hold'em structure and featured a starting stack size of 1,500.

Full Tilt Poker provided the following facts and figures:

  • Players qualified by participating in daily Twitter competitions, making a deposit of $20, cashing in a multi-table tournament, or winning a sit-and-go on Full Tilt Poker.
  • The heads-up Sit N Gos began on October 26th. Blom played 10 Full Tilt Poker players a day, five at a time.
  • The average match lasted 34 hands, with the longest running 86 and the shortest over in just 1.
  • At one point Blom was down 11 matches to the qualifiers, with 11 wins against 22 losses.
  • Blom eventually battled back and took the lead, 29 to 28, and never relinquished it. He finished with a 62-38 record.

Blom also answered questions from Full Tilt Poker Twitter followers as part of the promotion. picked a few 'favorite responses:'

@CakeEater12: most amount of $ you’ve flipped for?
Blom: $50k I think, I ran so bad at flips.

@Vimio_NL: How much time did it take, to build your bankroll to 100K for the first time?
Blom: 8-9 months since first time I played.

@ryan211: How do you prevent tilt?
Blom: Sometimes I don’t :)

@SpinTheDial: How much does your place in London cost?
Blom: Too much.

@Christoph1288: Hey Viktor, is NLHE still your favorite game? Do you have any hobbies?
Blom: NLHE is still good. Mario Kart Pro in training.

@TheOzzmeister: Biggest “aha-moment” so far in poker, when it comes to learning?
Blom: When I played low stakes SNGs I learned quickly how much aggression was worth in a game. High blinds meant I could shove every hand and others never seemed to get that back then. One Russian guy was more aggressive than me, and he was the biggest winner at the time.

@Tandovski: have you ever been so disappointed with a sandwich that your shoes have ignited?
Blom: Remind me not to go where you go for a sandwich

@ffooonk: do u miss the time when u were playing 6+ tables of 500/1000 PLO HU instead of these capped plo or fixed limit games nowadays?
Blom: Yea for sure I do, but they’ll be back again one day.

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