Loss and profit Take on New Meaning for Swedish Pro Viktor Blom
He is 23, down $3.6 million for the past 30 days; but that’s not terribly unusual for the poker phenom known round the globe to online fans as ‘Isildur1,’ aka Viktor Blom. Following a dazzling two-week online winning streak from the start of the new year, Blom has since dropped back to a meager $1.5 million, according to HighstakesDB.com, a poker tracking data web site. More than $800,000 of those brutal losses occurred in just the past week, and took place on Comprehensive Tilt poker, the online site he represents as a pro.
High Stakes Is His Game
It’s all per day’s work for the pro that is young that is no stranger to uber high-stakes online poker: he caught the breathless attention of poker fans everywhere just four years ago, whenever in 2009, he was active in all ten of the largest pots in poker online history. Blom ended up being nevertheless playing under wraps by his pseudonym that is online when joined Team PokerStars at the finish of 2010, only to have his real identity revealed when he played live during the annual PokerStars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) in the Bahamas. Blom stayed on the PokerStars roster that is pro 1 1/2 years, moving on to Comprehensive Tilt just recently, in October 2012.
Highs and Lows
Blom is no complete stranger to the highs and lows of online poker; in his initial cloaked ‘Isildur1’ days, he played pros that are top Tom Dwan, Phil Ivey and Patrik Antonius in cash games as bi (more…)