Finally, Outspoken Poker Pros Out Isildur1 As Viktor BlomMarch 26, 2010 8:44 am
Keeping a secret can be difficult, even at the best of times and when it is a juicy secret it might be near impossible. Therefore, when two of poker’s most famous outspoken loudmouths announce that Viktor Blom is in fact Isildur1, there would seem to be very few reasons to dispute their claims.
While speculation as to the true identity of online poker’s most exciting maniac Isildur1 continues, there is no doubt that many players in the industry must know what his true identity is, but choose to keep it under their hats until the mystery Swede is ready to reveal the truth himself.
However, the same couldn’t be said for Tony G or Luke Schwartz, who probably don’t know what all the secretive fuss is about and would prefer to get a good story out in the open instead. In fact, Tony G in his blog back on November 26th 2009 told all, when he wrote:
“I don’t want to talk too much about Isildur1 but I can reveal to all it is Viktor and he crushed them on the iPoker network for some time. I actually played a few hands with him today and quite many on iPoker where my site TonyG Poker runs. I honestly respect this guy 100%.”
Luke ‘FullFlush’ Schwartz would also seem to be in the know and when asked recently if Viktor Blom was in fact Isildur1, he replied: “Yes, yes, yes. He’s probably one of the best – if not the best – no-limit heads-up player in the world but he can still go broke every single time he opens the laptop. He’s younger than me, he’s 19 so that’s going to happen to him for a few years. He’s only ever got a maximum of 20 buy-ins for any game he’s playing and [because] he doesn’t ever quit he can’t book a win.”
I don’t know about you but when those guys start singing like canaries as to Isildur1’s true identity, I’d be rather inclined to believe them. Maybe now the great man himself might decide to confirm their stories, but I’m guessing he’d rather enjoy his superhero anonymity for a while yet.