Viktor "Isildur1" Blom's Shock Departure From PokerStars

Viktor "Isildur1" Blom's Shock Departure From PokerStars Back in late 2010, PokerStars pulled off a major coup by signing the celebrated cash game maniac Viktor “Isildur1” Blom to their roster of sponsored pros. A year and a half later the surprise news has broke that the Swedish pro is no longer a member of Team Pokerstars Pro, with a statement from PokerStars confirming that the two parties have mutually agreed not to renew his expired sponsorship agreement.
As a statement from PokerStars’ head of corporate communications Eric Hollreiser concludes: “In his short time as a poker player, Viktor has played against the biggest names in poker at the highest stakes in the toughest games. It’s hard to recall a player who has kept the poker world so riveted at such an early stage of his career. We’ll be watching with great interest and we wish him nothing but success.”
Viktor “Isildur1” Blom has long been touted as one of the world’s best heads-up specialist and PokerStars showcased the Swede’s talents by organizing the SuperStar Showdown which pitted Blom against a number of top challengers. The heads-up series attracted a great deal of attention and by the time the last match was played against Isaac Haxton in April this year, Isildur1 was showing 10 wins and 4 losses out of 14 matches, for a total profit of $1,034,090.
However, Viktor “Isildur1” Blom’s overall cash game results have followed a familiar pattern and after notching up $1,472,695 in winnings for 2011, the Swede is currently down $1,275,394 for 2012 giving him an overall profit of just $197,301. In addition, Isildur1’s time spent previously at Full Tilt poker saw the pros winnings swing wildly in both directions before finally finishing $2,630,230 in the red.
Commenting on his time spent at PokerStars, Viktor Blom said: “I’ve enjoyed my time as a Team Pro and I wish everyone at PokerStars the best. Now I just want to concentrate on playing poker.”

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