Viktor Blom in another high octane poker finale.

By RP, February 20, 2018

Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom provided railbirds with another spectacular finale this week, emerging as the victor in the Euro 5,300 buy-in PartyPoker Live Millions Germany main event after a calling his last opponent’s bluff in a ballsy decision that made mainstream press headlines and earned him Euro 850,000.

The event, held at Kings Casino in Rozvadoiv, Czechia, attracted swarms of top live and online international players, with 1,022 entries for the main event generating a prize pool of Euro 5.11 million.

Local poker pro Ondrej Drozd started the final table action as chip leader and appeared to be the man to watch as he built his stack even higher, but he came short in a confrontation with Moldavian ace Pavel Plesuv and was eliminated at sixth.

When Britain’s Rickie Silcock – an online qualifier by way of a $109 satellite – busted out at third for Euro 400,000, the heads up survivors were Plesuv and Blom, with the former holding the chip lead.

The duo paused at this point to negotiate a chop, agreeing on a split that would give the winner a main prize of Euro 850,000 and the runner-up Euro 750,000.

When the action recommenced, Blom wrested the lead away from Plesuv in characteristically bold and aggressive play, but then lost almost everything in a bad hand that saw Plesuv surge into an almost 9 to 1 lead.

Keeping his cool, Blom managed a crucial double up and was then able to claw his way back into the game…and the lead despite his calamitous earlier setback.

The climax of the game came after 14 hours of final table action when Plesuv went all-in, and Blom went into the tank to consider his options. In the end he decided on a gutsy move, calling Plesuv’s bluff in a spectacular finale that saw even the commentators gasping – see the Twitch record of the moment here:

Other final table cashes included:

Joao Simao Euro 280,000
Radoslaw Wesierski Euro 200,000
Ondrej Drozd Euro 140,000
Aristeidis Moschonas Euro 100,000
Niko Wieland Euro 70,000