Tournament poker is seemingly a never-ending grind that drags on for hours. We like to give an inside look at what it's like to play an orbit with a pro. We stood behind online phenom Viktor Blom and recorded everything he did.
Hand 1 - Blom was seated in the big blind and the small blind open-raised and Blom called. The flop came and both players checked. The turn brought the , the small blind bet 700 and Blom called. The river came and both players checked again. Blom tabled and took the pot.
Hand 2 - From the small blind Blom folded after Mike Mattusow opened from under the gun for 450.
Hand 3 - Blom folded preflop from the button after another player opened and a third player three-bet. Blom popped in his headphones (to listen to what we secretly believe was some Europop) and Mattusow was lecturing the table about poker math and how it applies to tournaments differently than in cash games.
Hand 4 - Blom folded preflop from the cutoff.
Hand 5 - Blom mucked his cards as soon as he got them. Blom started tapping his foot rapidly as if he were a drummer in a punk band.
Hand 6 - Dealer Change! Blom folded preflop from under the gun.