Viktor Blom Wins Partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Germany Main Event

Posted on February 19th, 2018 by Jon Pineda
Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom

Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom won the partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Main Event for $1 million. (image: pokernews.com)

Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom is an online poker legend. But, on Sunday, the Swedish pro put his computer down to win a live event, the partypoker MILLIONS LIVE Main Event at King’s Casino in Rozvadov, Czech Republic, for $1,048,153.

Although Isildur, who beat out 1,022 entries, rarely competes in live tournaments, this wasn’t his biggest career score. In 2012, he won a $100,000 buy-in Super High Roller event at the PokerStars PCA for $1,254,400. He now has $2,787,194 in live tournament cashes throughout his career.

On Sunday, Pavel Plesuv learned a valuable lesson: don’t bluff Isildur. On the final hand, Plesuv, a pro from Moldova, turned his pair of queens on a wet board into a bluff.

Holding third pair against Blom’s pair of kings, Plesuv figured the only way he could win the pot was to bluff, and he did so, firing out an all-in bet of 299 million into a pot with 368 million. Isildur, with nothing but second pair and a weak kicker (6), shook his head, paused for a moment, and then made the sick call to end the tournament.

It was one of the most legendary moments for one of poker’s most legendary players.

What a Comeback

Reminiscent of the New England Patriots comeback from a 28-3 deficit against the Atlanta Falcons in the 2017 Super Bowl, Viktor Blom had an impressive rally on Sunday, facing a 9-1 chip disadvantage early in heads-up play after losing a massive pot with top set against a straight.

It didn’t take long before the online poker legend evened things up, doubling up three times before finishing off Plesuv.

Partypoker LIVE MILLIONS Main Event Final Table Results

1 Viktor Blom (Sweden) $1,048,153

2 Pavel Plesuv (Moldova) $924,841

3 Rickie Silcock (England) $493,249

4 Joao Simao (Brazil) $345,274

5 Radoslaw Wesierski (Poland) $246,624

6 Ondrej Drozd (Czech Republic) $172,637

7 Aristeidis Moschonas (Greece) $123,312

8 Niko Wieland (Germany) $86,319

What a Career

Isildur has been one of the most entertaining online pros since the pre-Black Friday era on Full Tilt Poker, a now defunct poker site. He burst onto the scene as an unknown in 2009, quickly turning a $5.5 million profit.

But, given his wild style of play, that money didn’t last. By the time FTP shutdown in 2015, he had lost over $4 million overall.

Later in the year, he began playing more on PokerStars and that has been his only place to play online since. In total, the Swedish pro has turned a $2 million profit on PokerStars.

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