Viktor Blom, known more to the poker community as ‘Isildur1’ has continued his dominance of the online poker cash games on PokerStars.
The 26-year-old Swede has now won approximately $1.5 million in cash games since May.
Isildur plays at the highest stakes online and has never backed away from a challenge, often going heads-up against the game’s top players for hundreds of thousands of dollars.
He became famous in the pre-Black Friday era for his intense matches against players such as Phil Galfond, Gus Hansen, and Phil Ivey on Full Tilt Poker.
Now that FTP no longer exists, he’s shifted his game exclusively over to PokerStars where he’s continued his brilliance. As of July 31, his account has turned a lifetime $3.14 million profit. He reached his peak in October 2015 at $3.25 million
From October 2015 through August 2016, it was mostly downhill for the Swedish poker pro. He lost nearly $2 million during that period. Playing less often, things leveled out for him over the following nine months.
As of May 2017, he had a $1.63 million profit lifetime on PokerStars. Since then, he’s been on one of the sickest heaters in online poker history.
An Intense Heater
Every poker player dreams of going on the type of heater Blom’s been on the past couple of months. Most sick heaters only last a couple of weeks, or maybe a month. Isildur’s began in May and there’s no end in sight.
On July 30, he won $40,000 in cash games online, and that was just a typical day for the online poker legend. Isildur has won more than $1.5 million since May.
As crazy as it may seem, Blom’s current heater isn’t his best short-term run on PokerStars. In August 2015, he was $1.08 million in the hole lifetime on the world’s largest poker site. Two months later, he had a $3.25 million profit, netting more than $4.25 million over that period.
A No-Show at the WSOP
Blom has never been a regular in live poker tournaments. He prefers the online cash games. But he occasionally shows up in Las Vegas for part of the summer to compete in World Series of Poker events and side games.
Not this summer. Isildur decided to stay home in Europe during the Series to focus on his online game. And, who could blame him? The Swedish pro won more this summer than the average person makes in a decade.
Blom has just three cashes in his career at the WSOP and just over $1.7 million in live tournament winnings.