Ivey comes into this WSOP looking for bracelet #9
We would first like to apologize for our hiatus. Other obligations have pulled us away from the maintenance of the website, but we are back in the swing of things. A lot has happened since we left and the World Series of Poker is in full swing. Already in the first 15 events we have seen Andy Bloch win his long-awaited bracelet, Brian Hastings make his first cash and win his first event at the same time, Isildur1 make his first appearance and first cash in the WSOP and Phil Ivey make another final table. These are just a few headlines from the exciting start to the series.
We expect the action to heat up even more as we move closer to the $1,000,000 buy in “One Drop” event, and eventually the Main Event. We will once again be keeping you posted on the happenings in the poker world with recaps of all the exciting WSOP action!
What to be on the lookout for tomorrow:
- Phil Ivey makes another day 2 in the $10,000 PLH event #17.
- A star-studded day 2 in the Razz event #18 will include Phil Hellmuth among the chip leaders.
- Viktor Blom will likely continue his quest for a bracelet in the $1,500 NLH event #19
The final hand of the tourney
Yesterday we told you about the beginning of the SCOOP series on Pokerstars, and the good start the Viktor Blom was off to. Of course, one hand in tourney played poorly can be the end of a day’s worth of work, so naturally we were very curious if he would be able to continue his string of good play today. Well, he answered that question with a resounding “yes”. From the time the final 93 competitors of the event started day 2 of play, Viktor was in complete control. He was able to maintain his big stack throughout the tourney, allowing him to make a lot of moves that require a deeper stack. By the time the final table was assembled, he was
Lobby after Viktor took down the event
securely in 1st place. Some stellar play and a lot of run good made for a quick final table, as Isildur1 ran over everyone else on his way to his Blom has registered for every SCOOP event so far, so expect to see him online all month, assuming this trend continues. Hopefully he will find some time to put this recent addition to his bankroll to use at the plotables as well. We have attached some pictures after the win, in case you missed it.
In addition to this huge score today, Isi also ran very well in the high portion of event number 3. In that event he sits in 3rd of the remaining 46 runners. This event was of the re-buy variety and
Blom leads going to the final table
drew 486 players. If Blom manages to win this event tomorrow he will have to settle for a meager 160k payday. As always, we will keep you updated.
Isildur1 takes a cooler deep in SCOOP event 2
We promised to give an update to the SCOOP event Isildur1 was currently deep in. They have quit for the night with 93 players remaining. Each of these players will cash for at least $1600, with the eventual winner taking home 247k. Viktor “Isildur1″ Blom took a big hit to his stack shortly after we published our last article, which put him around the chip average. Blom barrelled into his opponent after flopping the nuts. However, his opponent’s 2 pair became a full house on the river and Blom was too committed to fold to the river shove by the time it came, as you can see from the accompanying picture.However, run good was on his side, as he was able to rebuild to a healthy stack before the players did their proverbial bagging and tagging for the night. After these swings, Blom finished the day in 16th of the remaining 93 and will come back tomorrow at 1:30 p.m. central time to take his shot at the huge first prize. We will be sure to keep you updated here on the remainder of the tourney.
Isildur1 takes down the PCA 2012 super high roller
The world of live tourneys opened the 2012 season with a bang, with Pokerstars hosting the Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure. As most of you know, Viktor “Isildur1″ Blom took down the opening event; the 100k buy-in super high roller. At the time, Pokerstars announced they would be airing the second and third day (final table) of this event at a later date, and that later date is finally here. Earlier this week, via Pokerstars.tv, the site released full footage of the tourney in three parts. You can watch for yourself by clicking here. The footage is really well produced and definitely worth the watch. Of course, being a super high roller event, it’s a who’s who of the poker community, and the entirety of the footage has plenty of light 3betting and 4betting to make it worth the rail. Unfortunately, if you’re in it to see Blom only, your best off skipping straight to the third part, as he is stuck on an outer table for the first two parts of the taping.
Keeping with the Isildur1 tourney theme, the Pokerstars SCOOP (spring championship of online poker) events are in full swing, and Isildur1 has gotten off to a hot start. As this article is being written, he is building a stack in the late stages of the $215 NLH event number 2. The event, which has a guarantee of a million dollars, managed to attract 8240 runners, but that field has currently whittled down to 100. Our favorite Swede’s stack has fluctuated quite a bit, but he is currently holding steady at 5th place. Of course, as is standard with big tourneys, the top few places take down a huge chunk of the prize pool. If Blom were to bust now, he would manage only $1500 for his efforts, likely a waste of time in his eyes. However, if he is able to take down the event, he would add 247k to his bankroll. Many would love to see Isildur1 pad his bankroll. We will be sure to do a follow-up here at BeTheNuts, to let you know how things turn out for him in his quest for his first SCOOP title.