Viktor “Isildur1” Blom Wins Unibet Open Dublin Battle Royale

Viktor Blom

The 2020 Unibet Open Dublin in the Bonnington Hotel in Ireland’s capital is in full swing, and PokerNews is right there on the floor to capture all the action. While the Main Event is just underway, several side events have already wrapped up and crowned their champions.

One of them was a showcase Sit ‘n Go between Unibet’s ambassadors, the Battle Royale, where none other than Swedish poker phenom Viktor "Isildur1" Blom walked away a winner. Blom, a staple at previous iterations of the long-running mid-stakes tour in Europe, defeated Unibet commentator David Vanderheyden heads-up, while Norwegian ambassador Espen Uhlen Jorstad settled for bronze.

Co-hosts of Unibet’s award-winning podcast The Chip Race, Dara O’Kearney and David Lappin, just missed out on the money, with O’Kearney bubbling at the hands of Jorstad after a long stretch of four-handed play. By then, the tournament had escalated in a very short-stacked affair, with not even 30 big blinds in play left between Blom, Vanderheyden, and Jorstad.

With the latter two on crumbs, "Isildur1" then took them out in back-to-back hands to add another poker trophy to his mantlepiece.

2020 Unibet Open Dublin Battle Royale Results

Place Player Country Prize (EUR)
1 Viktor Blom Sweden €1,500
2 David Vanderheyden Belgium €1,000
3 Espen Uhlen Jorstad Norway €500
4 Dara O’Kearney Ireland  
5 David Lappin Ireland  
6 Jorma Vuoksenmaa Finland  
7 Alexandre Reard France  
8 Monica Vaka Norway  
9 Dehlia de Jong Netherlands  
Unibet Open Dublin Battle Royale
Unibet Open Dublin Battle Royale

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