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  • Viktor Blom wins over $50K In PokerStars Superstar Showdown against Daniel Cates

    Tuesday, February 1st, 2011 by t2admin

The third installment of the PokerStars Superstar Showdown was played on Sunday January 30th inside the PokerStars poker room and if you missed the action we’d like to tell everyone that Viktor Blom ended up winning. Viktor is now 2-1 in the showdown events at PokerStars and is running on a 2-0 streak. Blom lost his 1st showdown against Haxton, but quickly redeemed himself when he beat Tony G in the next showdown. We’re unsure when the next PokerStars Superstar Showdown will run, but you should sign-up for an account now so that you don’t have to worry about missing out on watching the action next time.

Viktor Blom and Daniel Cates played a total of 2500 hands of heads-up no limit Holdem on four tables during the showdown. Blom pulled off a nice comeback and ended up winning the showdown with a profit of slightly over $50K. Cates did hold a lead in the match initially, but he slowly lost the lead near the end of the challenge. At one point during the showdown Cates was up over $60K, but during the last 500 hands of the challenge Blom started grinding away at Cates’s stack.

Both of the players showed that they’re considered to be amongst the most aggressive in the game for a reason. The entire 2500 hand showdown was jam packed with lots of big hands and some aggressive plays. It was a treat for anyone that got to watch the event and I can’t wait until we find out who Blom’s next opponent is going to be. These two players have had a bit of a history so both players wanted to come into this match and earn the bragging rights.

I’m sure neither player cared that much about the potential winnings in the game because they play for high stakes all day long like this, but the bragging rights were definitely on the line. Blom can now say that he’s beat Cates in the Superstar Showdown, but I’m sure we’ll see these two opponents playing against each other a lot more in the future. Cates is still playing Dwan in the Durrrr Challenge, but its been on hold for a long time now and it was nice to see Cates join this challenge as well.

PokerStars net is the only place where you can currently watch Viktor Isildur1 Blom so make sure you sign-up if you don’t have an account or else you won’t be able to watch the action. You can also earn a $600 bonus if you decide to make a deposit and play poker at PokerStars.

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