For the younger generation, Isildur1 may be completely unknown. But some 15 years ago, this alias burst onto the online cash game scene, anonymously, to wreak havoc among the top pros of the time.
After shaking names like Tom Dwan, Phil Ivey or Patrik Antonius at the High Stakes tables, the identity of the Swede Viktor Blom was revealed at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, where he announced his association with the red spade room as part of its Team Pro.
Blom was part of the PokerStars Team Pro.
In this new era he also shined and it was when he began to achieve feats that are still remembered today. 2013 was the most memorable year, when he finished as the most profitable player in PokerStars online tournaments.
That was the year he took down the SCOOP Main Event to win US$1,096,200. One of the most curious facts is that being a cash player, he only participated in 87 tournaments in which he made a profit of US$1,028,338 in MTTs, with an average buy-in of US$1,008 and a surreal ROI of 1,127%.More facts about Isildur1 in live tournaments he also stood out when he took down a US$100,000 buy-in Super High Roller at the 2012 PCA that brought him earnings of US$1,254,400, his biggest live prize.
The profits Isildur1 has managed to earn at the online cash tables are incalculable while in live tournaments it exceeds US$3 million.
After those golden years, he slowed down the revolutions in the action of the virtual tables, although during 2023 he surprised the community by returning more constantly to live tournaments such as during last summer’s WSOP in Las Vegas.