Event 12: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold'em

Blom Defeats Bloch in First Match of First-Ever WSOP Tournament

See you in the second round, Viktor

As we discussed earlier, this is Viktor "Isildur1" Blom's first-ever World Series of Poker. He was squared off against Andy Bloch in the first round and has just defeated the newly crowned WSOP champion. Here's how it all went down.

With the blinds 400/800, Blom limped on the button and Bloch checked his option. The flop came down {Q-Diamonds}{J-Clubs}{2-Clubs} and Bloch check-called a bet of 800 to see the {5-Diamonds} land on the turn. Both players checked fourth street and then checked the river when the {3-Clubs} completed the board. Blom showed the {K-Diamonds}{2-Hearts} for a pair of twos and Bloch mucked his hand.

A couple hands later in the same blind level, Blom limped the button again and Bloch checked. The flop produced the {A-Spades}{J-Hearts}{6-Spades} and Bloch checked. Blom bet 800 and Bloch called. After the {A-Clubs} fell on the turn, Bloch checked and Blom bet 1,800. Bloch folded.

It was then time for the next level and the blinds increased to 500/1,000. On the first hand of the level, Bloch raised all in for 6,300 after Blom limped the button. Blom snap-called with the {A-Hearts}{8-Hearts} and was dominating the {8-Spades}{7-Spades} for Bloch. The flop, turn and river ran out {10-Diamonds}{8-Diamonds}{4-Diamonds}{3-Hearts}{Q-Diamonds} and Bloch was forced to use his last add-on lammer.

On the very next hand having just reloaded for his final 10,000 in chips, Bloch shoved all in from the button for 10,000 and Blom called. Bloch held the {10-Clubs}{7-Clubs} and was once again dominated against Blom's {K-Hearts}{7-Hearts}. A board of {Q-Hearts}{J-Hearts}{3-Spades}{A-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} was run out and Bloch was eliminated.

With his victory, that means Blom has won his first match in his first-ever WSOP tournament. We'll be seeing him in the second round at 4:00 PM.

Spieler Chips Fortschritt
Viktor Blom se
Viktor Blom
se 60,000 30,000
Andy Bloch us
Andy Bloch
us Ausgeschieden

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