Known only to the world as 'Isuldur1' for years, Sweden's Viktor
Blom managed to keep his identity a secret until 2011. Online poker
forums and sites were filled with talk and speculation as to who
this mysterious and hyper-aggressive nose bleed player was as they
watched him take on huge names - sometimes raking massive
pots, and at other times suffering enormous downswings.
Viktor Blom is renowned for having achieved the biggest run in
online poker history, when he went up against Tom Dwan at six
heads-up $500/$1000 No Limit Hold 'em tables on Full Tilt Poker.
After five days of intense play Blom had taken around $5 million
In 2011 Viktor Blom signed with PokerStars. Since doing so, Blom
has concentrated much more on live poker tournaments, and in
January 2012 he won the first live tournament of his career, taking
down the Super High Roller event at the PokerStars Caribbean
Adventure to walk away with over one and a quarter million dollars.
In February 2012, Viktor Blom finished 2nd in the €5,000 No Limit
Hold'em Heads up event at the EPT Deauville. Even though Blom has
recently taken in much more live poker play, his passion still
seems to be super high-stakes online cash games.
Viktor 'Isuldur1' Blom now lives in London where, he says, he
enjoys the anonymity the location affords him.
Interesting Fact: Viktor Blom was nominated for the Rookie of
the Year award in the Scandinavian Poker Awards in 2008