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Disappointing WSOP Debut for Viktor "Isildur1" Blom

Tags: $10, 000 heads-up, 2012 wsop, high stakes, isildur1, viktor blom.
Posted on Wednesday, June 06, 2012 by "T".

Yesterday, the $10,000 Heads-up No-Limit Hold'em event at the 2012 World Series of Poker kicked off and attracted a field of 152 players. Viktor "Isildur1" Blom had all eyes on him when he registered for the tournament as it was his first-ever WSOP event and also because many consider him to be one of the best NLH heads-up players in the world! 

Blom got the best possible start on the tournament as he defeated recent first-time WSOP bracelet winner Andy Bloch in the first round. But unfortunately everything came to an end already in the second round as Tommy Chen sent him to the rail . In other words, a very disaapointing WSOP debut for the 21-year-old Swede. However, the 2012 WSOP is far from over and Blom still has plenty of time to make up for this failure. 

Selbst and Hastings among the 32 survivors 

There are now 32 players left in the tournament and notables such as Brian Hastings and Vanessa Selbst still have the chance on the title, the $371k first prize and the gold bracelet! All of the remaining players are guaranteed at least $10,966. We will be back later on today with another update. Stay tuned!

 


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14 comments for "Disappointing WSOP Debut for Viktor "Isildur1" Blom"

 bullettooth16/6/2012 9:25:11 AM GMT
im sure it wont be long before he gets he's first bracelet. after all he is uber talented.
good luck viktor blom
 noonlion6/6/2012 11:15:28 AM GMT
I think it was a bit much to expect a huge result straight away.

Plus everyone will be out to bust him as well, I think he's probably the most known and talked about young gun - people know his game to an extent.

He still knocked out Bloch who's no rookie.
 starbay6/6/2012 11:16:54 AM GMT
unlucky for victor blom,maybe a lot of pressure on his shoulders but he has the talent so no doubt he will bounce right back and hopefully a bracelet wont be too far away
 Fakiry6/6/2012 12:20:03 PM GMT
The hand between Andy Block and Blom that send Block home must have been very nice. They knew each other who they were playing with, and maybe that was what made Block fail. I don't know how that hand was played, but maybe Andy tried to force Blom or he decided not to believe in the possible bluff of the high stakes pro, which become a real good hand. And then it was Blom who let himself go for Tommy Chen's game. It happens to all, now none of them will fight for the $371k first prize.
 ayaraled6/7/2012 3:06:26 AM GMT
Maybe with more experience in WSOP blom can take home a bracelet soon. First time results always hard to count. Only Moneymaker has made very big impact in his first live event and winning WSOP Bracelet...
 Serpang6/7/2012 5:09:00 AM GMT
Good lesson for us,especially for everyone who on tilt when got bad result / bad beat. Even top player could be eliminated very early. Hope we get another lesson from him, how he make better move next.
 remco25046/7/2012 7:01:45 AM GMT
Even if you are talented and play your best game you still can be knocked out early 20 times in a row

Doesnt matter if you good or not its just poker ....you need luck

And knocking 1 player out in a HU tourney doesnt say anything even if its Andy Block or Phil Ivey...every 1 of us can knock out anyone hu
 DaMessiah6666/7/2012 8:56:03 AM GMT
Before it was known Isildur1 was Viktor Blom, nobody knew anything about him and nobody expected nothing of him. He may be one of the online poker player in the world but live poker is completely different so ... why such a big expectation in live events?
 pochui6/7/2012 12:02:05 PM GMT
i'm not sure he was meant to do well- guy just entered a tourney he likes (format of it) and tried to play for fun more than anything else imho- he is first time in wsop so it was a new experience, and with all that added publicity, i doubt that made him very happy- maybe he said enough to himself and busted out on purpose to go out of the eyes of reporters...lol
 Macubaas6/7/2012 4:09:12 PM GMT
I still think that he is the best NLHE player if you ask me but even the best poker players out there can have bad days...

Unfortunately it seemed that Viktor just had one of those days...

I wonder if he will also try a PLO event??
 AA-Daelt-AA6/7/2012 9:27:01 PM GMT
well HU is always a bit of luck and blom missed it that time, that doesnt mean he has done wrong, of course its disapointing to see him blow this realy but it is his first WSOP and he's only 21 old, he has lots of time to win a bracelet and if it's not this year, he will have some later for sure.
 rv6/10/2012 6:08:11 AM GMT
Even if you are talented and play your best game you still can be knocked out early 20 times in a row

Doesnt matter if you good or not its just poker ....you need luck

And knocking 1 player out in a HU tourney doesnt say anything even if its Andy Block or Phil Ivey...every 1 of us can knock out anyone hu



True story
 Redvulture616/11/2012 4:57:15 AM GMT
Don't expect Bloom to be winning bracelets in an instant. Actually, for all we know it could be years before he wins one. Online success does not always equate to live success.
 kwasac6/30/2012 3:57:22 PM GMT
He is definitely not a tournament player, he is just cash game player, who fears noone...
I seriously doubt he will ever win some mtt bracelet...

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