Viktor "isildur1" Blom: Biography
Viktor Blom literally came out of nowhere to become one of the biggest stars in the world of poker. At the age of eighteen he started playing online with a bankroll of two thousand dollars. In a matter of weeks he had increased this to more than a million dollars. This success created a frenzy of speculation about the identity of the player. He was known only by his screen name isildur1. There were many people who thought that this must by a top professional player who wanted to remain anonymous. The truth turned out that it was an eighteen year old kid from Sweden.
Following his initial success Blom then decided to take on the biggest names in the game. Most of the top pro play online these days and Blom decided to take them on for huge stakes. Over the last couple of years he has played online games for some of the biggest stakes ever played for. He has some wins and some losses which has resulted in some pretty wild swings in his bankroll. However he has managed to make a great deal of money when all is said and done by playing online poker.
The style used by Viktor Blom is not one that many players would follow. In fact it has been described as reckless by most people. He often makes large bets even when he has nothing. He frequently plays multi table games when he is online and he is hyper aggressive. This has resulted in some really wild swings in his fortunes. After initially breaking onto the scene by winning a million dollars in a few weeks he managed to lose three million in one game. These swings have occurred because most of the professional players are smart enough to not fall for his bluffs.
After his great success at online poker Blom has decided to move into playing in live tournaments. So far his aggressive style really hasn't worked for him. The problem seems to be that it is harder to make large bluffs when there is somebody sitting across the table from you. Nevertheless Blom has decided that his goal now is to improve his tournament play. Given the massive success that he has had playing online it is hard to believe that he won't be successful in learning how to play in live tournaments.
Viktor "isildur 1" Blom has certainly taken the world of poker by storm. Whether or not he can sustain it remains to be seen. There is a feeling that his hyper aggressive style will eventually stop working as the other players figure it out. Regardless for now he is the hottest thing in poker. He is now playing in some of the biggest tournaments and if he can win there he will definitely cement his reputation as one of the top players in the world.