Since beating Dan “jungleman12” Cates for about $50,000 in the third installment of the PokerStars Superstar Showdown , Viktor “Isildur1” Blom has been running red hot on the virtual felt.The majority of Blom’s profits over the past week have came from Phil “mrsweets28” Galfond at $25-$50 pot-limit Omaha. Blom is up more than 30 buy-ins against his opponent in the short time span.With the solid week Blom has finally clawed out of the red since joining PokerStars. He is now in the black about $300,000 since becoming one of the site’s pros in December.However, all of this could change because at the time of this article’s release (around 11 a.m. PST ) Blom and Brian “$tinger 88” Hastings , arguably the Swede’s biggest poker nemesis, were six tabling $25-$50 pot-limit Omaha.Hastings was the player who derailed Blom’s poker career late in 2009 by winning more than $4 million in a five-hour duel at $500-$1,000 pot-limit Omaha on Full Tilt Poker. Although the stakes on Wednesday are meager compared to what the duo have played in the past, the battle is important for Blom as he tries gain traction since reemerging onto the scene. Hastings had jumped off to an early six buy-in lead against his opponent when this article was published.Gus Hansen is the biggest winner so far in 2011 — with a profit of nearly $900,000. Hansen has been on fire in the pot-limit Omaha cap game lately, winning about $300,000 from Cates this past Friday in a short match.Despite 2010 being one of Hansen’s worst years ever (he was down close to $2 million online), the Danish pro has been able to turn things around drastically since 2011 began.Also at the time of this article’s release, German limit specialist Kagome Kagome was sitting at six limit hold’em tables, ranging from $200-$400 to $3,000-$6,000, with zero action. The games have been dry recently for the 21-year-old, but according to him it isn’t too surprising.“It’s kind of frustrating, but not that unexpected,” Kagome Kagome said. “At the stakes I wait at money really matters even to most regular players, so they are afraid of risking a lot in a marginal situation like that.”Be sure to check back Friday on CardPlayer.com for more high-stakes coverage!
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