BLOG - Bluff Europe preview: Isildur1 and Viktor Blom

BLOG - Bluff Europe preview: Isildur1 and Viktor Blom

Wednesday, 28 April 2010

When we asked Viktor Blom if he was the mysterious Swedish online beast who displayed an unprecedented talent at heads-up NL against even the best players at Full Tilt Poker's high stakes games, he said: "I am not the one you are looking for. Keep searching." Bearing that absolutely in mind and ripping off Alan Moore's Watchmen, Matt Perry presents to us "The Possibly Unrelated Tales of Viktor 'Blom90' Blom and Isildur1."

It is June 2003 and Chris Moneymaker makes a full house against Sam Farha to win $2,500,000 in the World Series of Poker Main Event. The overjoyed accountant has no idea what his victory will inspire; how many millionaires he will make. This is the spark that ignited the poker boom.

It is June 2005 and the pinnacle of online Poker's heyday. Tom "durrrr" Dwan is crushing the $2/$4 and $5/$10 games on Paradise Poker; Brian Townsend is playing high stakes limit games on PartyPoker and regulars at ring gamescan open shove $2,500 stacks with AA to get called by fish in three spots. Two years ago the poker boom hit globally, including Sweden - as a result, 13 year old Viktor Blom plays penny ante games with his brother and high school friends.

On November 23 last year, six years after Viktor Blom's brother taught him poker, Isildur1 won a $1,127,995 pot from Phil Ivey playing $500/$1,000 Omaha at Full Tilt Poker. Two days earlier he had lost a pot to Patrik Antonius worth $1,346,947 in the same game.

The full article will be published in the next issue of Bluff Europe magazine.

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