Swedish online-phenom Viktor Blom is one of the many poker studs in the field today. This is Blom's first year competing in the World Series of Poker and, so far, he has managed to cash twice, once in Event 16: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Six Handed and another in Event 45: $50,000 Poker Players Championship, where he placed 16th.
We recently watched his table for an orbit and here's what went down:
Hand #1: The player under the gun opened to 450 and was called by another player in early position. Action folded around to Blom on the button and he folded as well.
Hand #2: The under-the-gun player raised it up to 500 and was called by another player directly behind him. A third player in middle position then three-bet to 1,600 and Blom folded from the cutoff seat.
Hand #3: It was folded over to Blom in the hijack seat and he opened for 450. He found one caller in the player on the button for a heads-up pot.
The flop came and Blom c-bet for 700. His opponent called. The turn brought the and this time Blom check-folded to a 900 bet from his opponent.
Hand #4: A player in early position opened for 550 and Blom folded from middle position.
Hand #5: Action folded over to Blom, who folded as well.
Hand #6: Another player in early position opened for 500 and Blom folded directly behind him.
Hand #7: The player under the gun folded and so did Blom directly behind him.
Hand #8: Blom opened to 450 from under the gun and found one caller in the player in the big blind.
The flop came and Blom's opponent checked - prompting a 600 bet from Blom. His opponent folded and Blom revealed a for trip kings and mucked.
Hand #9: The under-the-gun player opened for 450 and was called by another player in middle position and Blom in the big blind.
A came on the flop and Blom checked to the original raiser, who fired 650 into the middle. The player in middle position called, but Blom mucked.
Hand #10: A player in middle position opened for 600 and it was folded over to Blom in the small blind, who folded as well.
There you have it. A fairly conservative orbit featuring Blom, who, despite being well-known for his hyper-aggressive play, has shown the propensity to change gears and play tight.
- Stack at beginning of orbit: 32,000
- Stack at end of orbit: 31,000.