"Isildur1" made and lost millions of dollars on Full Tilt Poker in 2009, but in the process earned himself a reputation that has translated into big dollars. Pokerstars recently signed the Swedish phenom to a lucrative sponsorship deal that will keep Blom in the game for years to come. "Isildur1" refuses to back down from any challenge.
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Viktor Blom (born 26 September 1990) is a Swedish high-stakes online poker player, best known by the online poker name Isildur1. His rise to fame drew considerable attention around the poker world in late 2009, when he took part in all ten of the largest pots in online poker history.
Isildur1 has gone on to state that Ivey was the toughest opponent he has faced. Patrik Antonius has also enjoyed success against Isildur1, especially at Pot-Limit Omaha where he won $3,000,000 from Isildur1 in just one day of play, though he did win back approximately $2,000,000.
“Isildur1” grow to be one of many largest legends of the net excessive stakes world. One factor the Swede positively had occurring for him was the very fact nobody knew who he was. To the remainder of the neighborhood, he was an enormous enigma (to the purpose the place nobody might actually be sure if “Isildur1” was a he or a she).
This was the same year that Full Tilt merged with Poker Stars. Losing $636,951 for the year, Isildur1 went from the biggest winner in 2015 to the biggest loser in 2016. Coming back in 2017, Isildur1 has already won $1.9 million at the Poker Stars SCOOP, where he’s cashed in 17 events.
Isildur1 now resides in a small town somewhere in Sweden that he won’t reveal. This calm place keeps him from partying a lot and helps to concentrate on the game. According to Blom in some interviews, his silence helps him analyze flaws in the game while enabling his brain to generate new strategies and tactics.
Isildur1 was almost solely responsible for Dwan’s devastating loss of $8,000,000 that year, so much so that Dwan (who would eventually rebound) refused to play any more games against the enigmatic and reckless Isildur1.
Viktor Blom Poker Profile Last Updated: March 5th, 2019 Viktor Blom. The man. The myth. The legend. In the history of online poker, I can only think of two or three players that have built up the kind of mystique that surrounds Viktor "Isildur1" Blom - Phil Ivey, Tom "durrrr" Dwan and Patrik Antonius.
Isildur was the oldest son of Elendil and brother to Anárion. He and Anárion jointly ruled Gondor in the South, while their father dwelt in the North. During the War of the Last Alliance, Isildur cut the One Ring from Sauron's hand, but he refused to destroy it. Isildur was later killed by Orcs and the Ring was lost in the Disaster of the Gladden Fields for nearly 2,500 years. His refusal to ...
Total life earnings: $2,942,062. Latest cash: $45,000 on 26-Jun-2020. Click here to see the details of Viktor Blom's 36 cashes.