Viktor Blom set for most expensive European Poker Tournament ever

The most expensive poker tournament in Europe ever will be played in Monte Carlo April 23-25, and one of the players will be 21-year-old Swede Viktor Blom.

Viktor Blom set for most expensive European Poker Tournament ever

The Grand Final of the European Poker Tour takes place in Monte Carlo April 23-May 1, and one of the events on the schedule is the Super Highroller tournament, with a buy-in of €100,000. This will be the most expensive poker tournament ever in Europe ever, and the starting field will contain several of the most famous high-stakes poker players in the world, including Sweden’s Viktor Blom.

It won’t, however, be Blom’s first Super Highroller event. Back in January of this year he played – and won – the $100,000 Super Highroller event during The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure at the Bahamas. Blom defeated American Daniel Shak heads-up and received $1,254,400 in prize money. Playing under the nick name Isildur1, Blom is primarily known as an online player and the victory in the Super Highroller at the Bahamas was his biggest live score by far.

The prize pool in the Monte Carlo might be even richer. 30 players entered the Bahamas tournament, and there is a good chance the Monte Carlo event will see more entrants, as a number of big names already have signed up.

These are some of the stars who will play in the Monte Carlo Super Highroller:

Daniel Negreanu

Eugene Katchalov

Jason Mercier 

Scott Seiver

David Sands 

Dan Shak

Antanas “Tony G” Guoga

Artem Litvinov

Leon Tsoukernik 

Tobias Reinkenmeier

Viktor Blom 

Masa Kagawa

Patrick Antonius 

Jason Somerville

Sorel Mizzi 

Bertrand “ElkY” Grospellier

Jonathan Duhamel 

Dan Smith

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