Posted by Steve Ruddock on May 20, 2011 Posted in High Stakes Poker News | No Comments »

With the US nosebleed crowd MIA since Black Friday hit, a number of foreign-based high-stakes online poker pros have now been getting the attention they deserve, and without some of the stiffest competition at the tables they have also been cleaning up quite nicely. This week we alsoRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Mar 30, 2011 Posted in Online Poker News | No Comments »

After taking the worst thumping in the short history of the Superstar Showdown last Sunday, Daniel Negreanu came back for another shot at Viktor “Isildur1” Blom this past Sunday, and about 1,200 hands into the scheduled 2,500 hand match it looked like Negreanu was going to be feltedRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Mar 11, 2011 Posted in Online Poker News | No Comments »

After weeks of speculation and not-so-subtle hints the matchup between Viktor “Isildur1” Blom and Daniel Negreanu is set according to the PokerStars blog. The two will take part in the Superstar Showdown on PokerStars beginning on March 20th –but unlike the previous five Superstar Showdown matches the matchupRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Feb 28, 2011 Posted in Online Poker News | No Comments »

One $10 big blind. That was the margin of Victory for Viktor “Isildur1” Blom in his latest Superstar Showdown challenge match at PokerStars that saw the Swedish phenom take-on online qualifier “DodgyFish72” in a pared down version of the match. The Superstar Showdown is played across four tablesRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Feb 27, 2011 Posted in High Stakes Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »

Over the past year or so a number of Swedish poker players have been popping up on the high-stakes tables at both Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars, and because of the Swedish gaming laws that require players participating in online poker games on a site outside of theRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Feb 13, 2011 Posted in Online Poker News, Poker Gossip | No Comments »

When Daniel ‘jungleman12’ Cates battled against an unknown online poker player using the screen-name ‘Lindqvro’ at the $25/$50 tables on Full Tilt Poker speculation immediately began to swirl regarding the identity of the player –after all, it’s not every day that a brand new player suddenly jumps intoRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Feb 03, 2011 Posted in High Stakes Poker News, Online Poker News | No Comments »

What started as a $51,000 win over Daniel Cates in the PokerStars Superstar Showdown series has been the catalyst for Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom’s best run at the online poker tables since he first burst onto the US poker scene in late 2009 at the Full Tilt Poker nosebleedRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jan 14, 2011 Posted in Poker Player News | No Comments »

In an interview with Swedish Newspaper Aftonblat, the newly minted Team PokerStars Pro Viktor Blom –better known as isildur1—talked about his recent history as a high-stakes poker player, and his roots as a poker player. According to Poker.org –who was kind enough to translate the Swedish from AftonblatRead Full Article

Posted by KevinG on Jan 09, 2011 Posted in Poker Gossip, Poker Player News | No Comments »

After PokerStars revealed isildur1’s identity at the PCA tournament last night, the young Swedish Pro now confirmed as Viktor Blom took on Bertrand “ElkY” Grosspelier and an online qualifier in two short heads-up battles before he answered five questions from the assembled media. Here are Viktor “isildur1” Blom’sRead Full Article

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jan 05, 2011 Posted in Poker Gossip | No Comments »

Tony G took to the 2+2 poker forums to issue a challenge of his own to Isildur1, and the message was basically, “Come play me at Party Poker!” Tony’s challenge was the second such “open challenge” issued on 2+2 to the newest member of Team PokerStars Pro, Isildur1,Read Full Article