Viktor Isildur1 Blom Takes Down Back to Back PokerStars SCOOP TournamentsSunday, May 13th, 2012 by Ryan
Viktor “Isildur1” Blom is one of the most well-known of the online poker pros in the game today, mainly because of his success at the high stakes cash games. He also plays some of the largest poker tournaments in the online poker game today as well, which of course includes the SCOOP tournament series that PokerStars kicked off early this month. It seems that his tournament skills were on point this past week as well, as he not only took down one SCOOP tournament, but went on to take down two tournaments in back to back days for a few massive pay days. It was Event #2 and Event #3 that Blom took down, both of which were high buy-in events on the massive online poker site.
While the first event was considered to be a “mid level” buy-in at $215, it was still fairly large when taking all things into account on the online poker site. The event was a No Limit Hold’em event that featured a massive 8,240 players. When Day 1 came to an end Blom found himself sitting in a pretty good spot, but it was Day 2 that he took over the action and found himself with the chip lead going into the final table. When the final table kicked off he made an incredible run leading the way and taking down his first major online poker tournament win of his career.
After that tournament came to an end it was only one day later that he found himself in another Day 2 of the Event #3, which was a larger tournament with a $530 buy-in and optional re-buy as well. It was the same story once again on a different Day 2 with Blom being dominant when it mattered most getting to the final table as the chip leader once again. It wasn’t quite as easy for Blom to take down this title though as his opponents were hitting hands and putting pressure back on him much more than in the event from the day before. When he finally got down to heads up play he was behind in chips 3.1 million to 2.3 million, and his opponent, “Ruxandescu” actually built the stack up to 4.2 million to 1.3 before Blom started to run incredibly good. He doubled up twice in a row to get the chip lead, and then sent the knockout punch soon after that.
For the first event he took down a nice pay day of $247,200 for his efforts, and went on to win another $160,000 for his win in the $530 event, which featured quite a few fewer players. It was a nice four day run for Blom who brought home some big profits for these two SCOOP events. Blom has been active in many of the different poker games around the world, not only in high stakes online cash games, but he has also been playing in some of the live poker tournaments in the big series’ as well. It will be interesting to see if Blom is spotted at the 2012 World Series of Poker this year in Las Vegas, but there is a chance that he could make some serious noise if he ends up playing in the events!