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 da...more

by Brad Willis on May 9, 2012 11:54 AM

SuperStar Showdown: Viktor "Isildur1" Blom wins $1 million match over Isaac

Try to absorb the raw numbers. It took 5,030 hands for Viktor "Isildur1" Blom to win half a million dollars cash from Isaac "philivey2694" Haxton. In total, they played for just about 12 hours over three days. Blom earned more than $40,000 an hour for his work. Blom is 21 years old. It's a ridicu...more

by Brad Willis on April 2, 2012 2:12 PM

SuperStar Showdown: Blom halts Haxton's comeback, holds $281,365 lead after

When Isaac "philivey2694" Haxton returned to the felt this afternoon to resume his $1 million match with Viktor "Isildur1" Blom, he seemed determined to reign in the frenetic pace that defined yesterday's session. Haxton didn't mind taking a small-ball approach; even as Blom expanded his lead by ano...more

by Kristin Bihr on April 1, 2012 2:12 PM

SuperStar Showdown: Blom out to a $198,438 lead over Haxton in million-dolla

A lot of you thought it was too good to be true and the timing far too suspect. A million-dollar SuperStar Showdown on April Fools' weekend? Isaac Haxton and Viktor Blom playing $200/$400 no-limit hold'em for four hours a day until one felted the other? Surely we'd all tune in and wait with bated br...more

by Kristin Bihr on March 31, 2012 2:07 PM

SuperStar Showdow: Blom, Haxton to face off in $1 millon match

This was always going to happen, wasn't it? From the very first hand of the very first SuperStar Showdown in December 2010, it was always going to end up right here at this moment when Viktor "Isildur1" Blom and Isaac Haxton agreed to face off for $1 million. Today we learned Blom and Haxton have n...more

by Brad Willis on March 29, 2012 5:30 AM

SuperStar Showdown: Kanu7's comeback falls short as Blom pockets $37,687

Alex Millar is not a household name. He doesn't travel the tournament circuit, preferring a quieter life in his native England. Unlike many of his fellow online pros, Millar is neither a social media maven nor a self-promoter. He's given only one interview we know of, and it happened to be about tod...more

by Kristin Bihr on March 18, 2012 3:20 PM

SuperStar Showdown: Haxton comes back to edge Blom again

If the online rail of the SuperStar Showdown was a Greek chorus, this would've been Tuesday's song: "Either you weather the storm, or you don't. That's life." It was an axiom delivered by a railbird named skllzdatklls just before the world's poker community watched a bloody, eye-gouging brawl that ...more

by Brad Willis on March 13, 2012 4:55 PM

Isildur1 and Haxton ready for re-start in SuperStar Showdown

Isaac Haxton can see clearly now. And while the rain may be gone, the pain may not be. Tuesday he'll get a chance to change that. As you might have heard, Haxton was more than 600 hands deep into a big SuperStar Showdown with Viktor "Isildur1" Blom yesterday when his internet went wonky. At the ti...more

by Brad Willis on March 12, 2012 9:51 AM

SuperStar Showdown: Stormy weather strands Haxton, suspends match

After a 36-week hiatus, the SuperStar Showdown was set to return with a bang this afternoon. Isaac "philivey2694" Haxton, Viktor Blom's very first challenger (and the only net winner against him in Showdown matches) was back for another 2,500 hands at double the stakes. Only this time, rather than p...more

by Kristin Bihr on March 11, 2012 12:45 PM

SuperStar Showdown: Blom seeking revenge on Haxton

If revenge is, in fact, a dish best served cold, Viktor "Isildur1" Blom is doing it right. It's been nearly 15 months since he played his first SuperStar Showdown match. Indeed, it's been some 450 days since Blom dropped the first SuperStar Showdown to well-known rounder Isaac Haxton. Now, Blom want...more

by Brad Willis on March 7, 2012 5:36 AM
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