Viktor Blom may have missed out on a Super High Roller Bowl title earlier this week, but he’s currently dominating the online series.
The iconic Swede finished second to Chris Hunichen in Event #2 and found himself in the same position after Event #8.
Blom’s near-miss in the $25,000 event may have cost him a Super High Roller Bowl title, but he proved you can’t keep a good man down. When Event #9 concluded on Tuesday, he finished the day on top.
Blom Breaks Through
Battling his way past 74 players in the $10,300 showdown, Blom eliminated Christoph Vogelsang to win his first Super High Roller Bowl title.
Two second-place finishes and a win have taken Blom’s series earnings to $899,875. That total means he’s currently the top performer and on course to win the Player of the Series title.
As impressive as Blom’s been, his position is far from safe. The two Daniels, Smith and Dvoress, are currently hot on his heels. The former banked $527,000 after beating Blom into second place in Event #8.
That victory took his total to $768,225, which is just enough to move ahead of Event #5 winner Dvoress, who now has $704,287 in series earnings.
There’s still plenty of juice left to squeeze in the Super High Roller Bowl Online series. Blom is on a heater, but Wednesday saw Ludovic Geilich, Vicent Ramon, and Justin Bonomo all win titles and gain momentum.
Super High Roller Bowl Online Exceeds Expectations
With 12 events down and 17 left to go, anything can happen. The highlight of the series will be the Super High Roller Bowl Online Main Event. Costing $100,200, the $3 million guaranteed MTT will be the first time Poker Central has hosted its flagship tournament online.
Brian Rast beat 43 entrants to win the first Super High Roller Bowl at the Aria Casino, Las Vegas, in 2015. The tournament’s popularity has grown ever since. Poker Central’s product has become such a hit that there have been spinoffs in Australia, Macau, the UK, Russia, and the Bahamas.
With coronavirus shutting down the Las Vegas strip, Poker Central was forced to rethink its plans. Cue a partnership with Partypoker and a 29-MTT online series. So far, the decision to move everything online has been successful.
Guarantees have been broken and PokerGo’s streams have provided fans with world-class action. The Super High Roller Bowl will return to Vegas and other international casinos in time. However, the success of the current series can’t be ignored.
With online entertainment likely to play a much bigger role in society due to coronavirus, extending the partnership with Partypoker would be a logical step for Poker Central. That would benefit players across the industry and, in particular, Blom, who seems to be loving the new Super High Roller Bowl format.