Isildur1 runs Superstar Showdown record to 8-1

Viktor “Isildur1” Blom may have his troubles at the cash games tables, considering he is one of the swingiest poker players to ever sit at an online poker table, but when it comes to set, 5,000-hand, challenge matches the man known simply as Isildur1 has been virtually unbeatable.

After another dominating performance, this time against high-stakes poker pro Rui “pepperoni” Cao, Blom can now boast of wins over Cao, Daniel Negreanu, Tony G, Eugene Katchalov, Daniel Cates, Scott Palmer, and two online qualifiers, with just a single loss to Isaac Haxton, which occurred in the first Superstar ShowdownThere is some controversy as to whether the Negreanu match counts as one or two matches: Personally I count it as one.

Blom bested Cao for the maximum $150,000 –which each competitor puts up beforehand—so the match was actually cut short after 2,257 hands of the scheduled 5,000 hands were completed. The only ot

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Isildur1 Records $734k Loss

Viktor “Isildur1″ Blom played three massive sessions of high stakes online poker over the past few nights, each consisting of thousands of hands. His first and second sessions of the run rewarded him with wins of $620k and $495k, respectively, with most of the earnings coming from his Maryland-based nemesis, Scott “urnotindangr” Palmer.

His most recent session, however, was not as fortunate. Blom took on several of the biggest high stakes grinders on PokerStars, including LuckyGump, compris and gavz101, is sessions of $100 / $200 stake level PLO. After 4

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Isildur1 in Hot Water with Sweden’s Tax Authority

After revealing himself to the world at the PokerStars PCA tournament series, Viktor “Isildur1” Blom now finds himself amidst an all new controversy,; this time it’s not a poker opponent, but the Swedish tax authority, according to a Swedish newspaper called Dagens Industri.

According to the article, Viktor Blom has drawn the attention of the Swedish tax authority thanks to exploits on Full Tilt Poker. What

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