SCOOP 2012: The Viktor "Isildur1" Blom chronicles
If Viktor "Isildur1" Blom were literally on fire, it wouldn't be as surprising as his 2012 Spring Championship of Online Poker performance. If he were running around with smoke pouring from his wonderfully messy Swedish hair, it wouldn't shock us as much as what's happened over the last couple of days. If he were to jump into the Thames to douse the flames shooting from his sleeves, we'd yawn and say, "Not nearly as awesome as how he performed in 2012. Now that was hot."
Blom may not be literally afire, but if he were, he'd have enough money to buy more fire extinguishers than he'd ever need.
In case you decided to ignore the poker corner of the internet for the past few days and missed it, Team PokerStars Pro Viktor Blom won his first-ever major online title in Event #2 of the Spring Championship of Online Poker. And then he won his second title a day later in Event #3-H. And let us not forget, this comes just a few months after he won his first major live title in the €100,000 buy-in Super High Roller at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure.
And while we're not forgetting things, let's remember this: Viktor Blom is a cash game player who not too long ago had no use for tournaments. He made his bones and his bucks crushing the nosebleed games as the king of swing. Now, he's done more in tournaments in the past five months than most good players will do in their lifetime.
Today, Blom sits atop the overall SCOOP Player of the Series leaderboard. The $411,257 he's won so far is more than anyone else who has played SCOOP this year. It's getting such that it's impossible to keep up with the Blom news as it happens. I tried to take a break yesterday to cook dinner for my family, but I couldn't pull away from Blom's second title attempt. I nearly cut off my finger mincing shallots when he won.
With that in mind (and to save your fingers from any injury) here are a few quick links to the Blom Chronicles from the 2012 SCOOP.
If you want to see how he did it, here's the highlights from his first win, courtesy of our friends at PokerStars.tv.