By Matthew Marietta, Rakeback.com Executive Editor
Cash game superstar Viktor “isildur1” Blom has just won the Main Event of the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP).
First place paid over $1m and adds an online million dollar score to the $1.25m he won in last year’s live PokerStars Caribbean Adventure. In online cash games this year he’s also won not far short of a million, but with Viktor, a million in cash is easy come easy go.
At the startling age of 23 he has been in all ten of the largest heads up cash pots in online poker history. As a virtual unknown, barely out of his teens, he battled with the greatest players in the world, often two at a time across up to eight virtual tables.
His opponents at the SCOOP final table were no fish. When it got down to the last two, he was faced by Noah “Exclusive” Boeken a tournament specialist who presents poker programs on Dutch TV.
Noah was a PokerStars Team Pro until early last year and has won over $1.2m in live events and much more online.
The final hand was a bit of a cooler, as Noah flopped top pair on a board which gave Isildur1 the straight. Inevitably, with two such aggressive players, all the chips went into the middle and although Noah picked up some outs on the turn, they failed to fulfill their promise. $803k made a fair consolation prize, so there will be no tears from Boeken.
The final hand in full was:
Exclusive: posts small blind 25000
Isildur1: posts big blind 50000
Exclusive: raises 50000 to 100000
Isildur1: calls 50000
Flop: Js Kc 9s
Exclusive: bets 130000
Isildur1: raises 212500 to 342500
Exclusive: raises 1516859 to 1859359 and is all-in
Isildur1: calls 1516859
Turn: 9c & River Ad
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