November wasn’t a good month for internet poker legend Viktor ‘‘Isildur1’’ Blom.
The Swedish high-roller lost $264,425 during the month, worse than anyone in the world other than Carlo van Ravenswood, aka “Ravenswood13,” who lost $266,126 over the same period.
The Biggest Winners
But it was a pleasant month for “BERRI SWEET,” an unknown poker player who turned a $418,381 profit in November, best in the world.
Ben “Sauce123” Sulsky, one of the top high-stakes players in the world, and Timofey “Trueteller” Kuznetsov both also had some success at the online poker tables last month.
Sulsky, an American PokerStars player with over $5.2 million in lifetime online poker profits, doesn’t play in many live tournaments. He prefers to grind the high-stakes games on the internet and, why not? He’s been crushing it on PokerStars since 2011, which includes a $339,755 profit in November, good for second-best in the world.
Kuznetsov, one of the most feared Russian pros, had a moderately successful month by his standards, winning “just” $93,975 online. He occasionally pops up on the live high-stakes tournament circuit but, like Sauce, he prefers the internet grind.
The player using the moniker “BERRI SWEET” mostly plays in high-stakes pot-limit Omaha games. But it’s unknown where he resides or his real-life name. Lifetime, Mr. (or Mrs.) Sweet has a $2.4 million profit at PokerStars.
Other notable players who won a decent amount of cash in November online include Ben “Ben86” Tollerene ($56,339) and Ilari “Ilari FIN” Sahamies, formerly “Zigmund” on Full Tilt Poker, with a $51,409 profit.
The Biggest Losers
Isildur is one of the most entertaining online poker players ever. He has scored some of the most massive victories on Full Tilt Poker and PokerStars, and also some of the biggest losses.
During the month of November, he lost just over $264,000, which isn’t a big deal considering he’s still up more than $1.2 million for the year. Only BERRI SWEET and Kuznetsov have won more in 2017.
Of course, there’s still a month left and that is plenty of time for Isildur to either surpass BERRI SWEET for the year or finish out 2017 in the red. His loose-aggressive style of play and gambler’s mentality leads to more ups and downs than most. Earlier this year, he won more than $1.7 million in just one month.
Only Ravenswood13 lost more during the past month than Isildur, but only by $2,000.