High Stakes Poker: Isildur1 Wins $1.6 Million Over the Weekend

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It was a pretty blockbuster weekend for Viktor Isildur1Blom (pictured), who was up $1.6 million after a roller coaster of a year so far at the high-stakes tables. As outlined by HighStakesDB, “He went from being on top of the heap with $2.1 million in winnings halfway through February to down over $600,000 on the year come Saturday morning. However, in the last 36 hours, the Full TiltPro has steamed back to $1 million in profit for the year after a huge $1.6 million win across the PLO, Eight-Game, and 2-7 Triple Draw tables.”

HighStakesDB chronicled Blom’s big weekend, which included a Triple Draw session against the likes of ragen70, Gus Hansen, Kagome Kagome, and Phil OMGClayAikenGalfond that saw him exit with $200,000 in profit. If you’ve read our high-stakes poker reports in the last few weeks, then you’ll know that Full Tilt’s Triple Draw tables have been the breeding ground for some of the liveliest games around.

Blom then took $211,000 off FakeSkyat Eight-Game before setting his sights back on Galfond. In fact, Blom and Galfond dueled for 12 hours, with Blom ultimately ending up nearly $900,000. Galfond actually won the largest pot of the session, which was worth $240,000 and came after hitting top two and fading a flush draw. Galfond also took down a pot worth $208,000, according to HighStakesDB, giving him both pots of over $200,000 played during the 12-hour session.

Blom is down $609,000 since HighStakesDB began tracking him in 2009, but is up a little over $1 million in 2014. You’ll recall that when the nosebleed-stakes games were going full throttle on Full Tilt in late 2009, Blom was at one point up nearly $5.5 million.

This year, Blom is in the black $1.4 million at the Eight-Game Tables and $870,000 at Omaha High-Low. He is nearly breakeven or in the red in every other game HighStakesDB tracks and is off $1.1 million in Draw Games in 2014 despite the weekend’s strong showing.

Blom won the second largest cash game pot in online poker history back in 2009 at a $500/$1,000 Pot Limit Omaha table, worth $1.1 million. The money went in on the river of a J-K-J-10-5, three-diamond board. Blom showed a full house with kings, while Phil Ivey (pictured) mucked. Incredibly, Blom has won three pots online that have passed $800,000.

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10 COMMENTS

  1. I like this guy and think he has a lot to offer the game, as well as being a talented poker player in some games. I feel he will be a winner over the long run.

    However, for people to think that he is a great player than something is highly wrong with you. Since when is a great player minus six figures over 5 years? and that is with an amazing weekend.

    I do think it’s worth writing about since he is a high stakes player and continues to be relentless. I know this article doesn’t say he is great but unfortunately many players think he is and many players idolize his game. I do not know where he got his millions from but I am sure it wasn’t poker. I wish him luck but some of you need to open your eyes on which players are good/great.

    **No I am not great (neither are you), No I don’t play these stakes (neither do you) (Your point is irrelevant)

    • I like this guy and think he has a lot to offer the game, as well as being a talented poker player in some games. I feel he will be a winner over the long run.

      However, for people to think that he is a great player than something is highly wrong with you. Since when is a great player minus six figures over 5 years? and that is with an amazing weekend.

      I do think it’s worth writing about since he is a high stakes player and continues to be relentless. I know this article doesn’t say he is great but unfortunately many players think he is and many players idolize his game. I do not know where he got his millions from but I am sure it wasn’t poker. I wish him luck but some of you need to open your eyes on which players are good/great.

      **No I am not great (neither are you), No I don’t play these stakes (neither do you) (Your point is irrelevant)

      Well said dude.

    • Maybe you should google where he gets his milly. Blom is a degen and a very respected one. I’m not trying to start anything but you really need to research or read up on Blom before you said something like that.

    • Maybe you should google where he gets his milly. Blom is a degen and a very respected one. I’m not trying to start anything but you really need to research or read up on Blom before you said something like that.

      +1.

      He is also a very good tournament player and has had some big success, both online and live.

    • I have

      If that’s the case, then you would know he won $1.2 mil in just 1 tournament when he won a high roller event.

    • It has come to light that blom shipped 1.1 milly back to Saniker to pay a loan, another high stakes reg.

    • If that’s the case, then you would know he won $1.2 mil in just 1 tournament when he won a high roller event.

      LMFAO.

      So break even player? (think about it)…..Yes he is great

    • also those 2 guys ,hasting and the other guy took like 4 mill off him in 1 night. That story still bothers me on how it took place. if u havent heard or kno the story its very interesting. they were working on taking alot of $ off of Isl 2gether. or were studying for awhile.