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High Stakes: Good start to 2014 for Isildur1

Tags: full tilt poker, high stakes, viktor blom.
Posted on 23 January 2014 by "T".

The Swedish Full Tilt Poker Professional Viktor "Isildur1" Blom is on an incredible winning streak at the moment! After a pretty bad start to the new year, suffering approximately $600k in losses during the first 2 weeks, Blom has turned things around and is now up an incredible $1.7 million (43,879 hands)!

Over a million dollars of his profit this year comes from the 8-Game tables, but he's also been successful playing Omaha Hi-Lo, Draw games and Hold'em NL. Right now, Blom is by far the biggest winner online - about 1 million dollars ahead of Bttech86 and WCGRider in 2nd and 3rd place (according to highstakesdb). 

2013 started in a similar way...
Blom had a fantastic run in the first quarter of 2013, winning $2.4 million in January, $1.5 million in February and $2 million in March. However, the remaining part of 2013 can be described as one hell of a rollercoaster ride and, unfortunately, he lost several million in the end of 2013 to end the year "only" half a million dollars plus. It will be very interesting to see how this year will turn out for him!


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13 comments on "High Stakes: Good start to 2014 for Isildur1"

 Heskor23/01/2014 11:45:34 GMT
Its always the same thing and I wonder how he can whistand those swings, he must be very strong mentally, that's one of his qualities that I admire about him. Cheers, hope he continues to grace us with these headlines!!
 Theapple23/01/2014 12:52:52 GMT
woner how much rake he generates this way. lol ... poor guy ended up with just 500k profit last year :/

just 500k, and thats most likely without rake, it makes you feel sorry for him (:
 doubletop77723/01/2014 13:42:26 GMT
I love to read the stories on this guy and long may it continue. His swings are unbelievable and to 'only' make 500k last year is laughable. I hope that he keeps playing for a while yet
 Theapple23/01/2014 19:46:50 GMT
im sure he wont be done playing for some time Tongue i mean poker is all hes been doing since he was what... 15? Tongue
 Peppylicious23/01/2014 21:48:25 GMT
Wow some quality winnings there... hope ill be there someday.. haha first build up some deposits before i can play high stakes
 Jibberish23/01/2014 22:05:09 GMT
instead of handing out demo tapes to rappers i think i should send my hand history to blom so he can make me a 500k/year winner
 noonlion23/01/2014 22:49:58 GMT
He's up a small countries GDP, then he loses the economy of several nations...up and down.

He seems to be more consistent now though but such is life that he will lose again, and win again, and lose again, and i think you get the picture.
 Macubaas24/01/2014 04:36:07 GMT
It's a pretty good amount for under a month but when you are talking about Viktor you need to have patience...

I mean after a crazy weekend he could lose all that money plus an extra half a million.

We need to wait the end of the month at least.
 EgonOlsen27/01/2014 13:25:29 GMT
Good luck for him . save ur Money !
 pelinimed27/01/2014 16:44:37 GMT
He is product of rigged site.They present him like some superstar to attract naive from all around world to deposit and play.I watch this guy once on big event and omg what he doing,play OP all inn with A7o vs kk on button and ofcourse shove 7 on flop and magic river7 for trips and he keep going this donkie style and winning hands with junks,unvalivable,from mars you see its fixed to give him a win,if anybody of us playing like this,we probably kick out after few hands
 MB3027/01/2014 17:01:02 GMT
1. Personally,i don't pay too much attention to these type of news. Variance of playing at stake which Isildur1 plays can be really cruel. One months earnings can vaporise on one sessions bad luck or bad play,called is as you wish. Recently I sit and watch some of these sessions and I realized that the highest pots are matter of luck. High rollers never believe their opponent and 3betting 4betting 5betting and finally shove like maniacs. Huge pots gathering and transferring piles of money both sides of the play. Told before that Victor has to score big to one big event to establish himself among the greatest overall players and not just a high roller gambler.
 pokerstar2008/02/2014 14:12:41 GMT
This guy is unbelievable. I like his style so much. He's a very good player.
And these winnings make him better player.
I am sure he will be more successful in the world of poker.
After his very bad start, he could overcome and come back.
And could win a lot of money.
 Macubaas09/02/2014 08:19:41 GMT
After the wins that he had in the last days he is up more than 2 millions this year.

I like that he started playing PLO again, those draw games base way too much on luck, much more compared to NLHE or PLO, plus they are not fun to watch.

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