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SCOOP 2012: Isildur1's "Eureka!" moment

Viktor Blom is not an easy man to track down. I've known this for a long time. The media stalked him as Isildur1 for months. When it came time to cop to his identity, I still had to walk halfway across an island and find him in the back of a bar. He's wily. He's elusive. Twitter's @bigacsiga suggested I look in the toilet, or just wait for him to get back to the cash games. And that was really the point, wasn't it? Viktor Blom is a cash game...more

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PokerStars 10th Anniversary Review: Isildur1, out of the shadows

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He had lit up the online poker world by seemingly coming from nowhere to play the nosebleed stakes cash games, enduring wild swings along the way by winning or losing in the biggest pots poker had seen. But what was also remarkable was that Isildur1 was an enigma. Quite simply,...more


SuperStar Showdown: Hail the Viktor, Blom bests "urnotindangr" for $61K over 5K hands

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For the fourth straight week, PokerStars' resident heads-up warrior Viktor "Isildur1" Blom was back in action for another SuperStar Showdown, this time to continue his two-round match with the formidable Scott "urnotindangr" Palmer. And after another efficient session lasting just over four-and-a-half hours, Viktor was the victor yet again, besting...more


SuperStar Showdown: Round one goes to "urnotindangr" with a $5,245 win over Blom

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Of all the opponents he's faced in the SuperStar Showdown thus far, Viktor Blom has probably logged the most hours at the tables with the man who took him on today, nosebleed-stakes fixture Scott "urnotindangr" Palmer. Although the 20 year-old may not be a household name yet, he regularly trades...more


SuperStar Showdown: Blom in danger? We'll see.

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Viktor Blom isn't the type of guy who seems like he considers danger. Depending on the day, he's either the Roadrunner or Wile E. Coyote. On neither day, however, does it appear he gives one diddly-damn whether he's in peril. As he told me a couple of months ago over...more


Confirmed: Negreanu vs Isildur1 re-match is on

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It's getting a little late here at PokerStars Blog HQ, but this is news that shouldn't have to wait for morning. We've just received word from Daniel Negreanu that he is 100% up for a SuperStar Showdown re-match with Viktor "Isildur1" Blom this coming Sunday. As you might have seen,...more


SuperStar Showdown: Isildur1 vs KidPoker to be a reality

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They've been dropping hints for a while. They've whipped the playful banter into a meringue. They've flirted with the idea for so long, people are starting to sing that "Viktor and Daniel sitting in a tree" song. It's time to--if you will--get it on. In news breaking this very moment,...more


Qualifier DodgyFish72 to face Isildur1

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When Viktor "Isildur1" Blom is involved in a match of any sort, people usually start using phrases like "high stakes," "nosebleed," and "OMG." For once, Blom is going to be chilling out a little and giving a PokerStars qualifier a shot at the big time. Sunday at 3pm ET, Blom...more


High-rolling Katchalov next up for Isildur1's SuperStar Showdown

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There aren't many people in poker who command the type of respect Eugene Katchalov gets. The man wins WCOOP bracelets. He wins WPT titles. He wins stack of cash on top of stack of cash. It's not even been a full month since Katachalov won the $100,000 Super High Roller...more


Fighting words: Isildur1 and Haxton discuss their Showdown

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Isildur1 isn't pleased. It's not necessarily that he lost forty grand over the weekend. It's more about how he lost it and who he lost it to. In short, in the land of good sports, Isildur1 isn't running for mayor. "I want to play this guy again, because I didn't...more


SuperStar Showdown: Isaac "philivey2694" Haxton wins inaugural match and $41,701

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They flocked to the rail by the thousands, everyone from tournament greats like Kevin "ImaLucSac" MacPhee and Chad "lilholdem954" Batista, to $1/2 no-limit grinders, to guys who probably earn a chat ban every few days. They came to see if history would repeat itself, if this Swedish wunderkind would once...more


BREAKING: PokerStars signs Isildur1, launches SuperStar Showdown

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Wow! I'm used to PokerStars making big announcements, but this one really made my eyes pop out on stalks... Isildur1, the most infamous name in online poker, has today signed up to Team PokerStars Pro. And to celebrate the hottest poker signing of the year, PokerStars is launching a cash...more