Viktor "Isildur1" Blom Down $521,523 At PokerStarsJanuary 14, 2011 10:18 am
According to pokertableratings.com (PTR), Viktor “Isildur1” Blom is already down a staggering $521,523 at PokerStars since joining the site in the first week of December, 2010.
PTR noted that Isildur1 had lost $2,593,162 at Full Tilt Poker before moving to PokerStars, a figure which roughly equates to the amount calculated by highstakesdb.com (HSDB). Unfortunately, HSDB has been unable to adequately track the Swede’s results since moving to PokerStars and so PTR now seems to be the sole premier source of information regarding Isildur1’s cash game results.
Viktor “Isidur1” Blom is widely considered to be one of the best No Limit Hold’em heads up players in the world, but the 20-year-old online prodigy is prone to over gamble at times leading to sensational swings in his bankroll. Not only was he able to spin a $2k bankroll into $2 million within a three week period online, but he also managed to lose $4.2 million to Brian Hastings in just one session.
As UK pro Luke ‘FullFlush’ Schwartz once observed:
“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…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.”
If PTR statistics prove accurate, then history would seem to be repeating itself, as Isildur1 apparently won around $324k during his first day on PokerStars only to go $227,311 in the red a few days later. PTR now has Viktor “Isidur1” Blom down $521,523, although some posters believe that the poker tracking site has missed recording some of his results.
However, as one poster ironically pointed out: “People mention the hands that aren’t tracked when he wins big, but what about the sessions that aren’t tracked where he loses thousands? Oh let me guess, it’s only the winning sessions that are missed, right?”
Whatever the case may be, it is not always easy to accurately follow Isildur1’s action, for the reasons already mentioned as well as the fact his official Twitter page has only received five post since December 7th. However, in the meantime PTR would seem to be the best option for Isildur1 fans hoping to keep an eye on the Swedish online sensations’ as he continues his poker adventure..