Viktor Blom opened with a raise to 1,800 from early position, then a player in the cutoff reraised to 6,500. It folded to the big blind who called the reraise rather quickly, and after taking a look at both of his opponents, Blom called as well.
The flop came . It checked to the cutoff who fired 10,000, the big blind called instantly, and Blom didn't take too much time before calling as well. The turn brought the , and checks all around.
The river was the . This time the big blind — again, without much pause before acting — bet 20,000, and Blom waited about five seconds before calling. The player in the cutoff only had a little more than that behind, and after thinking for a while let his hand go.
The big blind showed for kings and eights, but Blom had for trips to take the pot.
"You had queens?" Blom asked the cutoff, who responded by insisting he had aces. "No way," said Blom. "You don't raise that much with aces," he added with a grin.
Blom has further reason to smile, having bounced back up over 180,000.