Viktor "Isildur1" Blom is doing extremely well at the moment. According to highstakesdb, the young Swede has won $1,5 million in the past three days against SallyWoo, Kyle "PKR16" Ray, OMGClayAiker, Isaak Haxton, and other regulars at Full Tilt's nosebleed tables! The biggest chunk of the profit comes from SallWoo, who lost $716k to Blom in a few sessions of $500/$1000 CAP PLO yesterday.
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Joined: Jun '08
Age: 77 (M)
PokerNews Daly is reporting that Blom’s recent sponsorship deal with PokerStars could result in a massive bill for back taxes to the tune of nearly $150 million. Swedish law requires residents to pay taxes on any gambling winnings earned from online casinos, card rooms or sportsbooks that are not based in the European Union – a group that doesn’t include Ireland-based Full TiltPoker, the site where Blom made most of his considerable fortune over the years.
Swedish poker players face a massive 30 percent tax rate on pots won at these casinos, and Blom is expected to have won more than $4.5 billion in pots from Full Tilt alone. Naturally, this revelation has led to a bit of an uproar in the poker community.
Joined: Oct '09
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 51 (M)
Personally I think it is up to him if he wins or loses $1000000000000000 of dollars, just as long as he keeps giving me his full tilt points - I wish........... Perhaps I'll drop him an e-mail and see if we can arrange this - he obviously dont use them !!!!!