Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom Now Up $1.5 Million At PokerStarsMarch 5, 2012 1:23 pm
Last week, Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom put in a magnificent performance on PokerStars cash tables, which saw him walk away $577k richer after a hot 10 hour session.
The Swedish pro had been suffering a bit of a downswing until then, having lost around $1 million since getting off to a $300k winning start at the beginning of 2012. However, Thursday’s session has put Isildur1’s year back on track, who is now showing a $91,715 profit for 2012 so far.
The 21 year-old’s marathon session consisted of 3,837 hands of PLO played at stakes from $25/$50 up to the highest stakes games running of $100/$200. Despite multi-tabling against some of the top pros online, Blom still managed to make a profit at almost every level he played, eventually finishing up by nearly $600k.
Amongst the biggest pots won by Viktor Blom were two worth $105.6k and $99k against Phil “MrSweets28” Galfond, as well as a $91k pot against fellow Swede ‘MaiseE.’
Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom joined PokerStars back in December, 2010, and is currently showing a $1,564,409 profit on the site so far.
As well as being the top poker story of 2009, Isildur1 is also famous for having participated in most of the largest pots in online history, including the biggest ever of $1,356,947 against Patrik Antonius.
Isildur1’s antics at the time drew much excitement from poker fans, as well as plenty of disbelief from fellow pros, with outspoken Finnish pro Ilari Sahamies commenting:
“He’s playing 9 tables at once against Patrik [Antonius], [Phil] Ivey, and durrrr [Tom Dwan] – the guy must be missing a chromosome.”
As well as playing online, since becoming a PokerStars sponsored pro, Viktor Blom has also started turning his attention to live tournaments. His three cashes now include 16th at the 2010 WSOPE for £33,582 ($51,806), and this year, 1st at the $100k Super High Roller Event for $1,254,400, and 2nd at the €5k Heads-Up EPT Deauville for €13,400 ($17,623).