When trying to rattle off the list of the best Swedish poker players, Viktor Blom and Martin Jacobson undoubtedly come to mind. What other Swedes ought to make the list though?
Ivan Potockin takes a look at some of the best to compile his handful of Swedish poker greats.
Poker legends get told and retold often, but the reason they endure is because they’re plainly just fascinating. The legends of Wild Bill Hickock, Isildur1, and how the TV show High Stakes Poker came to be are stories that all poker fans love and that can enchant anyone even if they have no interest the game.
After legendary cash game successes, Viktor “Isildur1” Blom finally scored his first big poker tournament win, at the 2012 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Super High Roller event. Cardplayer Lifestyle brings you the rundown.
Isildur1 vs. Negreanu! I can just hear the right music playing in the background… Ever since Viktor Blom joined PokerStars, hundreds of thousands of people have been waiting for this matchup to happen.
The high stakes online poker pro known to the world simply as Isildur1 has finally “gone public”, revealing himself to be none other than Viktor Blom. PokerStars scored a coup, signing Isildur1 to become one of their site pros and promising that his identity would soon be revealed. Keeping to their word, PokerStars reportedly has big plans for Viktor Blom this year.
As mentioned in a recent blog post, the world has been waiting for Isildur1’s live poker debut with nothing less than bated breath. To the many eager eyes, however, Mr. Isildur1 has backed out of his scheduled appearance at PartyPoker’s Big Game IV in London, which is to take place today at Les Ambassadeurs hotel. Despite the best efforts of the event’s promoter, Tony G., which reportedly included an offer to let Isildur1 remain masked during poker play, Isildur1 apparently didn’t want to expose his face to the public (talk about a tight image!). So the “big game” just got a bit smaller, but still features plenty of big names, like Tony G., Justin Bonomo, and Academy Award winning actress (and former WSOP Ladies champ) Jennifer Tilly. Nonetheless, I’m positive many thousands of people who had originally planned on watching the event later this year (yours truly included) will now…