Isildur1 Rides $600k Upswing To Dominate Play At PokerStarsFebruary 2, 2011 8:51 am
Having joined PokerStars on December 7th last year, Viktor “Isildur1” Blom has continued experiencing his trademark huge swings in bankroll which made him famous at Full Tilt.
According to PTR statistics, Isildur1 won about $324k on his first day at PokerStars before hitting a downswing and plunging to an all time trough of $652k by January 29th.
Now, however, the fortune of the Swedish pro seems to have turned about once again and he has won around $630k over the past few days to show a reduced deficit of just $20,952.
Isildur1 started his remarkable comeback on Sunday after taking $51,196 off Dan “jungleman12” Cates as part of his SuperStar Challenge. Then on Monday, perhaps inspired by scoring a victory over his formidable opponent the day before, Isildur1 then proceeded to tear through the opposition to the tune of $251k.
The first pro to give up their money was CardRunners instructor Mike “gordo16” Gorodinsky, who lost $159K over 2,134 hands playing PLO $25/$50 against the Swede. Isildur1 then took $64k off Sphinx87 at the same stakes before then relieving Aussie pro Mitch “LooneyGerbil” Carle of a further $40k.
The next day, Viktor “Isildur1” Blom was at it once again, and took $148k off Phil “MrSweets28” Galfond playing six tables of PLO $25/50. He then won $58k from Ashton “theASHMAN103” Griffin, before moving up to NLH $50/100 against “Kanu7” who then got stung for $160k over 2,300 hands.
With his latest results, Isildur1 has now managed to reverse his downswing and give poker fans a good taste what to expect in the future from the hyper-aggressive pro with plenty of gamble.
If Isildur1’s hot run continues in the same vein then I’m sure it won’t be long before we start seeing him taking shots at the $100/$200 and $200/$400 PLO/NLHE tables.