Blom Wins Big at PokerStars

March 6, 2012

The infamous 21-year-old Swedish poker pro Viktor “Isildur1” Blom was back in the news last week after his 10-hour session on PokerStars in which he walked away with $577K. Blom started off the year with a $300K win, but had fallen on tough times losing about $1 million until his most recent upswing. He’s now up more than $91K for 2012.

The marathon session saw 3,837 hands of Pot Limit Omaha from stakes of $25/$50 up to $100/$200 while multi-tabling with various online poker pros. He was successful at most every level.

Two of the biggest pots Blom took where taken from Phil “MrSweets28” Galfond for $105K and another for $99K. Another big pot was worth $91K taken from “MaiseE,” also a Swede. Blom, who joined Stars in December 2010 has won more than $1.5 million on the online poker site thus far.

Before the world knew the true name behind the mysterious “Isildur1,” his unknown identity caused quite the buzz back in 2009 and 2010 until he revealed his true self just before the 2011 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure and took sponsorship by PokerStars. In his short career, he’s participated in some of the biggest pots in online poker history, including the biggest pot ever against Patrik Antonius—a single pot worth $1,356,947.

His live tournament earnings are just as impressive. He has cashed three times including finishing 16th in the 2010 WSOPE for which he took home £33,582 ($51,806), and two cashes this year, a first place finish at the $100K Super High Roller Event, a $1.25+ million win, and a second place finish at the €5K Heads-Up EPT Deauville when he won €13,400 ($17,623).


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