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Viktor Blom: "I once lost almost $4.7 million in a session that only lasted a few hours"

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Posted on 17 May 2011 by "T".

After almost 5 months of complete silence, Viktor Blom has finally done his second interview since he reveled himself as 'Isildur1' - the mystery swede that the whole poker world has been talking about since 2009. In the interview, Blom speaks out about his aggressive style of playing poker, his future plans and the rumors claiming that he's broke.

Viktor Blom, 20, is known to be an aggressive, unafraid poker player who can win and lose huge amounts of money in no-time. In fact he was involved in 4 of the 5 biggest pots in online history when he played at Full Tilt Poker.

"I have an extremely aggressive style of playing poker. I like to put pressure on my opponents," says Blom and continues...

"I once lost almost $4.7 million in a session that only lasted a few hours.

Viktor Blom's online results has been far from good this year, and he hasn't cashed in a single live tournament since PokerStars took him under their wing. Blom is fully aware that he's far from a complete poker player, and that is something he's not ashamed of talking about either.

"This and last year I think I have lost some, but I built up a nice bankroll after I turned 18. I don't want to comment on my personal finances, but I have enough money."

"I'm one of the best NLH heads-up players in the world. However, I haven't done so well in live tournaments so far in my career. But I have learnt a lot this year and I think I will do much better next season."

20-year-old Viktor Blom has no plans whatsoever of retiring from playing poker in the next few years. But even though he probably never has to take a 9-5 job, he's still thinking of going back to school.

"It's still very fun and I can make money, have flexible working hours and travel a lot. I will continue playing poker as much as I do now for quite some time. But I think I will start studying again in a few years. Something fun, but not sure what. I will continue playing poker though. It's such great fun."

 


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12 comments on "Viktor Blom: "I once lost almost $4.7 million in a session that only lasted a few hours""


 problema66617/05/2011 11:35:31 GMT
Yes, Victor Blom really strong player behind a table in private As time observed that of its game on Poker Stars, At first like all would develop not in its party, but an hour later game has exchanged. He has started to attack aggressively the contender, and eventually Victor has won even before time given on game! We will look that will be further as there will be his career!!!
 scaramoes17/05/2011 11:40:43 GMT
what e career have this jongman till now,what coms next.
 LooseKiddie17/05/2011 11:52:56 GMT
The career of Blom is also good for regulars at cash tables or SNGs, because some Isildur-wannabe sits to the table and thinks "oh, they play 29o so I can play it too and I'll win" Smile No doubt that he is one of the best, but also he has still a lot to learn, as every poker player. You just can't stop learning and trying to play better, because if you do after a couple of weeks you'll be way behind the opponents.
 mahdrof17/05/2011 12:13:07 GMT
You have it wrong LooseKiddie, 7-4s is the killer hand Blink
Seriously though, the interview backs up the rumor I had heard last year, that he has a lot more money and is far from broke. Only 20 years old and already the world's best NLHE HU, WTF!
 Fakiry17/05/2011 15:00:36 GMT
It is nice to see someone who has already won so much in poker being humble about his relation with poker, assuming he still has a lot to learn. Ok, so "he is just 20 and he had to say that", but won more than almost all the 20 yo players i know together. It's not easy, as we all know. I read many players saying playing with bigger amounts of mony can increase the amount of winnings. This is true, but it can also, and most probably, put you in bankrupcy. One only should move forward in money level when reaching a certain skill and bankroll. This two factors should always work together, so that things dont go wrong. And if, for some reason, one of this to factors goes down again, the playing level should go down too.

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It is nice to see someone who has already won so much in poker being humble about his relation with poker, assuming he still has a lot to learn. Ok, so "he is just 20 and he had to say that", but won more than almost all the 20 yo players i know together. It's not easy, as we all know. I read many players saying playing with bigger amounts of mony can increase the amount of winnings. This is true, but it can also, and most probably, put you in bankrupcy. One only should move forward in money level when reaching a certain skill and bankroll. This two factors should always work together, so that things dont go wrong. And if, for some reason, one of this to factors goes down again, the playing level should go down too.
 SuperNoob17/05/2011 15:01:04 GMT
noone knows how much bankroll a poker pro has so kinda unfair to judge them on their apparent bankrollmanagement.
dont think he'll do much well in live tournaments though because of his crazy aggressive style
 shokaku17/05/2011 16:15:19 GMT
To play that high stakes one need a complete disrespect for money. So the $4.7 million are just a number.
 Niklas9117/05/2011 16:21:22 GMT
It will definitely require a big change of his playing style, if he is going for more than a few bigger tourneys.. Yes, he is one of the best NLHE HU poker players now a days, but as every other player, there is still lots of things to learn Smile
 GIOMi618/05/2011 02:35:08 GMT
I do not think he is broke and he has great potential otherwise PS would not have signed him. He has much to learn concerning live tournaments.
 Macubaas18/05/2011 03:55:07 GMT
I actually remember that loosing session on full tilt poker, he actually lost 4.4 millions dollars only to Brian Hastings. After this episode Brian Hastings admitted he joined forces with Brian Towsend and Cole South the study all the high stakes hands isildur1 played on full tilt poker after they shared all their hand histories.
The funny part is that Viktor actually didn't know this was possible at the time, he doesn't even uses a heads up display or a tracker poker software.
I really hope he will come back and win some money again in the online world, this year alone is on minus 600.000 dollars. I'm sure he is not broke, he cash out 3 million dollars from full tilt poker, even that he lost 4.7 millions.
 DarkYo11119/05/2011 19:00:10 GMT
Good for you Blink
 arhitekta2627/05/2011 13:58:01 GMT
too aggressive for my taste... I don't think that he is nuts, but he can afford that kind of play... Anyway if that works for him, than i am happy... Big Smile

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