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Rumors of Viktor Blom Unibet Poker Signing

A month ago, popular high stakes pro Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom was dropped by Full Tilt Poker. Many considered this yet another sign that the sponsorship era of online poker is almost dead. However, it’s possible that Blom has already landed with Unibet, and we’ll discuss the signs of this potential deal below. Tweets from Blom and Alex Dreyfus Speculation over a union between Blom and Unibet arose when the Swede recently tweeted the following about his upcoming poker schedule: “In Macau right now, but planning to play the @unibet cash game before @unibetopen at Aspers in London end of November. …

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Viktor Blom Beats Jake Cody in Full Tilt Showdown

The much-anticipated “Best-of-Three” showdown recently took place at Full Tilt Poker, but only one half of the original participants were available for the challenge. Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom was ready but his opponent, Gus Hansen, had to skip the September 14th showdown. All that Full Tilt offered on the absence was the following: We regret that Hansen was unable to play, and we apologise to his fans. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, Gus Hansen did not play the heads-up match against Isildur. Luckily, Jake Cody filled in for Hansen in the Best-of-Three series, which consisted of Stud Hi/Lo, Triple Draw and …

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“Isildur1” is Viktor Blom

We’re not even two weeks into 2011, and the biggest poker news of the year has already happened. On Sunday, Viktor Blom revealed himself to be mystery online poker player “Isildur1.” The poker community has been buzzing about the identity of “Isildur1” ever since he stormed onto the high stakes scene in 2009. “Isildur1” was involved in some of the biggest poker hands in history, and earned millions of dollars over the past two years. Everybody from Sammy Farha to Phil Hellmuth was pegged as the man behind this poker screen name. But it ended up being the person who …

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Isildur1 and Isaac Haxton face-off in PokerStars SuperStar Showdown

It didn’t take long for “Isildur1” to make a splash at PokerStars after signing a deal with the world’s biggest online poker room last week. On his first day at PokerStars, Isildur1 played at the high stakes poker tables for over 14 hours before ending with a massive $287,000 profit. If you’d like to see Isildur1’s incredible skills in action, just download the poker software for PokerStars and join the other railbirds currently watching him. And you’ll definitely want to be watching when the anonymous online poker star from Sweden takes on Isaac Haxton in the PokerStars SuperStar Showdown. The …

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Isildur1 Signs with PokerStars, wins $287k on First Day

The mysterious “Isildur1” shot to online poker stardom after he took an initial $1,000 bankroll and turned it into over $1 million.  After that, Isildur1 dominated some of the best players in the game at Full Tilt Poker. Following a hiatus from the internet poker world, Isildur1 is back and he has signed with PokerStars. And PokerStars is already pleased with his efforts since Isildur1 hit the poker tables with a vengeance by turning in a 14-hour session. By the end of his marathon session, Isildur1 had earned over $287,000 in profits! Here’s an excerpt from the PokerStars blog on …

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Macau has Biggest Cash Games in History

If you follow high stakes poker news often, then you’ve heard of the huge poker games that take place on Full Tilt Poker.  Star players such as Tom Dwan, Phil Ivey, Patrik Antonius, llari Sahamies and “Isildur1” commonly play poker hands with $500/$1,000 blinds involved.  And while this is extremely impressive, the recent cash games at Macau dwarf these numbers. According to multiple news outlets, a giant cash game formed on the side of the Asian Poker Tour Macau event this past week.  Several Chinese business men formed the poker table, and started games where the blinds reached $5,000/$10,000 and …

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Are You the Next Masked Master?

Word has it that the mysterious masked Swedish poker player, who has also turned out to be a real game master, might finally be revealing his identity soon. The masked player has stated that he will take Tony G up on his offer to meet him at the PartyPoker Big Game IV event. This potential unveiling of the masked master will only add to the event’s popularity that always attracts thousands of poker players of varying skill levels. The online masked master has been making noise in the poker scene since last October and is guaranteed to draw some heavy …

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High stakes online poker player takes massive $5m hit

Yesterday Isildur1 lost a total of 5.3 million dollars, probably creating a new record. Isildur1 is something of an online poker enigma in terms of his identity, but has been the most active high stakes Swedish player at online poker room Full Tilt in recent weeks. In just three days in November he played over 10,000 hands to win $560k+ and in the past six weeks he has played in excess of 130,000 hands, culminating in the spectacular loss of $5.3m yesterday. In a few short weeks Isildur1 has taken the high stakes action to a higher altitude, making even …

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