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Isildur1 Watch, 17th August, 2013

Since we last checked in with Viktor Blom, he’s played two days of action, and has seen action across Fixed Limit Omaha, Fixed Limit 2-7 Triple Draw and No Limit Hold’em. He’s played 2853 hands across these games, at both heads up and 6-Max tables,...

Isildur1 Watch, 14th August, 2013

Today sees the return of The Isildur1 Watch. We’ve had a little time off, and while I’ve been off enjoying the British Summer, Viktor Blom has been working pretty hard. Since the last Isildur1 Watch on the 18th of July, he has played 23,125 hands at 231...

Isildur1 Watch, 18th July, 2013

The UK is currently undergoing a heat wave. It may not be on the scale of some heat waves around the world, but we’re seeing temperatures in excess of 30C, which for the British is the equivalent of sitting on the surface of the sun. I’m currently in an...

Isildur1 Watch, 15th July, 2013

Viktor Blom has had a good go at splitting the attention of the Poker Media over the past 7 weeks or so, as we have all had at least one eye on the events in Las Vegas, but have had to leave at least part of our attention focussed on the enigmatic Swedish Poker Hero....

Isildur1 Watch, 12th July, 2013.

Thursday was another day that saw Viktor Blom taking advantage of a reduced number of high stakes regs on Full Tilt. I have seen an increasing number of the well known names returning after their Nevada trips, with Ben “Bttech86” Tollerene making a return...

Isildur1 Watch, 11th July, 2013

Viktor Blom has probably got only a couple of day to make hay while the sun shines. You see, the WSOP in Las Vegas is coming to an end, and as the field in Main Event thins out towards the final nine, more and more high stakes online pros are going to return home, and...

Isildur 1 Watch, 9th July, 2013

It seems that Viktor Blom has decided not to partake in the gluttony of poker that is the World Series Of Poker this year, as the final day to start playing the Main Event was yesterday, and Viktor Blom was amongst the runners. Where was he instead? He was online...

Isildur1 Watch, 8th July, 2013

Viktor Blom has never been one to shy away from a small downswing. Indeed, he is known well for his habit of putting in the hands online, even when the cards aren’t falling his way. After a basically breakeven Saturday, Viktor fired up a few tables of FLO8 and...

Isildur1 Watch, 7th July, 2013

Our regular Isildur1 Watch correspondent has taken a well-deserved break from covering Viktor’s high-stakes action. Evidently, Rob had been heard exclaiming, “Noooo, Viktor! Bottom pair is not a monster!” and “Sit-out! Sit-out, damn you!” at random times...

Isildur1 Watch, 2nd July, 2013

It’s time for another Isildur1 Watch, which means that Viktor Blom still isn’t in Las Vegas for some reason. He is still working on taking apart the competition left on Full Tilt Poker, as the majority of the high stakes community enjoys the summer in Las...

Isildur 1 Watch, 1st July, 2013

Sunday is traditionally the biggest day in the online poker week. With all the high guarantee Sunday Major tournaments, and the cash games that can spin off those, many fortunes have been won and lost online on a Sunday. But with so many of the usual high stakes...

Isildur1 Watch, 27th June, 2013

It is starting to seem that Viktor Blom is not going to Las Vegas this year. I’m as surprised as anyone, I was sure Viktor would have left his comfy London home, and headed over to the US to partake in the worlds biggest poker festival. He’s even missed...

Isildur1 Watch, 26th June, 2013

Yesterday, Viktor Blom logged into Full Tilt Poker. “What’s unusual about that?” I hear you ask. Well, nearly everyone who plays the high stakes games is in Las Vegas, a place that doesn’t allow people to play on the site. So, Viktor seems to...

Isildur1 Watch, 25th June, 2013

With the WSOP happening in Las Vegas, I was expecting to be covering high stakes games from the floors of the strip casinos involving the enigmatic Viktor Blom. Thing is, he hasn’t left yet, and is still playing online. I don’t get why he hasn’t gone...

Isildur1 Watch, 20th June, 2013

Viktor Blom is a complicated man, and over the past few months has been making my life very interesting. I have been “stalking” one of poker’s elite around Full Tilt poker, and it has given a fairly decent insight into the world of a high stakes...

Isildur1 Watch, 19th June, 2013

We’ve not been expecting to see much of Viktor Blom in recent days, due to a certain small poker festival happening in the Nevada involving large amounts of American currency. I’m starting to think Viktor isn’t going to head off the WSOP this year,...

Isildur1 Watch, 13th June, 2013.

So, Wednesday the 12th of June has given us a few interesting things to talk about in regards to our friend Viktor Blom. He played across about 11 hours of the day, and got in over 1200 hands of action, so playing volume is not an issue. Viktor has always been a...

Isildur1 Watch, 12th June, 2013

Viktor Blom is still not in the US. I only know this because he was playing poker on Full Tilt yesterday. That an I have a GPS tracker embedded into his brain. Viktor does seem to be concentrating on playing online while a lot of his top class opponents have taken a...

Isildur1 Watch, 10th June, 2013

I was thinking that Viktor Blom had head off to Las Vegas to join in the yearly “shooting fish in a barrel” convention that has been taking place in the Amazon Room in the Rio Casino, Las Vegas. It seems that he hasn’t, as he logged into his Full...

Isildur1 Watch, 7th June, 2013

We haven’t published an Isildur1 Watch recently, and this is basically due to Viktor Blom not putting serious volumes in, and not have any really significant results. The fact we haven’t been able to keep up with him and grab video might also be a...

Isildur1 Watch, 4th June, 2013

It seems Viktor Blom is a man on a mission, and that mission is to try and win every single dollar on Full Tilt Poker. If effort alone is going to do it, Viktor seems to being going in  the right direction. He’s been playing bigger than usual sessions over the...

Isildur 1 Watch, 3rd June, 2013

Amazingly, Viktor Blom hasn’t head off to Las Vegas yet, maybe he’s going to be playing the Guangdong Asia Millions starting on the 5th of June (By the way, FTR is going to be hosting the live stream for this) before he heads out to Nevada? Whatever the...

Isildur1 Watch, 2nd June, 2013

Viktor Blom is one in a million, and that’s a conservative estimate. There are few of us who can play poker at a high level, and play the volumes to male a profit while keeping our sanity. Viktor Blom showed he can do that once again with the massive session he...

Isildur1 Watch, 31st May, 2013

The end of May says one thing to me. It says “Damn, you’re gonna be busy!” With a combination of SCOOP, closely followed by the WSOP, I tend to be running around like a headless chicken. I was doing it so much today, I nearly forgot to look at what...

Isildur1 Watch, 30th May, 2013

Yesterday saw Viktor Blom but in more volume that we’ve seen recently. Yes, he won a major online title, but we want to see him crushing the cash tables on Full Tilt, not getting lucky in a donkament. Viktor started off his Wednesday at work by playing some...

Isildur1 Watch, 29th May, 2013

We’ve not been seeing much of Viktor Blom recently, as the sessions he’s been putting in have been small, and pretty inconsequential in the win/loss stakes. Viktor’s yearly cash game profit line was standing at $2,907,700 before the action yesterday....

Isildur1 Watch, 24th May, 2013

Viktor Blom has been working hard over the past few days, with each day consisting of at least 1500 hands. He seems to have been grinding his way through the day, doing his best to improve his profit line for the year. In the end, does it even matter? He’s keeps...

Isildur1 Watch, 22nd May, 2013

Yesterday saw Viktor take his foot of the gas a little, and relax a little, only playing 991 hands over a 10+ hour day. So maybe not a totally relaxing day. More like a lazy summer day in the fields, doing the bare minimum to get by without overly exerting yourself....

Isildur1 Watch, 21st May, 2013

Monday is usually a grind for most of us. I’m usually recovering from playing poker late into the early hours as I tend to play some of the big multi table tournaments that Sunday tends to bring. For Viktor, Grinding means just that, and for someone who only...

Isildur1 Watch, 20th May, 2013

Today, I think Viktor may be feeling a little Dizzy, as the spirals in his mind appear to have come back out to play. In fact I may have seen less spirals in strands of DNA, as yesterday seemed to see Viktor prepare for replication via Mitosis, and split into pieces....

Isildur1 Watch, 19th May, 2013

Viktor Blom is on a bit of a rollercoaster. He won about $1.5Million last weekend, and he’s been up and down ever since. he has been rushing into his opponent’s headlong, and seems to have been doing it while keeping his cool. We’ve not really seen...

Isildur1 Watch, 17th May, 2013

Mr Blom is back home, surrounded by his creature comforts, and still playing the biggest games online. He’s a machine. In fact, has anyone ever checked Viktor Blom is actually human? Could he in fact be a machine, made of metal, and have a cybernetic brain able...

Isildur1 Watch, 16th May, 2013

Since Monday, when we think Viktor returned to the shores of sunny ol’ England, he has been playing poker late into the night, making my job of keeping an eye on his action rather difficult. I’ve been burning the candle at both ends to bring you guys the...

Isildur1 Watch, 15th May, 2013

Monday seemed to be a day off for Viktor. He may have taken the chance to jump on a plane back to his home in London, and get away from the ridiculous prices for pretty much everything in Monte Carlo. His trip to the Principality of Monaco was not the most profitable...

Isildur1 Watch, 13th May, 2013

Our article yesterday highlighted a great day for Viktor Blom, with him winning over $1.4million on the Full Tilt tables. He seemed to take some time off to recover, and was back at the tables today before the Super High Roller in Monaco today. I hope Viktor is taking...

Isildur1 Watch, 12th May, 2013

With Viktor Blom currently in Monte Carlo, where buying a sandwich can involve you calling your mortgage advisor for a second or third mortgage, I’m guessing he’s packing enough stacks of Euro’s not to have an issue buying dinner. Given the decisions...

Isildur1 Watch, 11th May, 2013

After the past few days, we wouldn’t have begrudged Viktor Blom time off. He has lost seriously large amounts of money, some to Ben “Sauce1234” Sulsky and some to Ben “Bttech86” Tollerene, and a little more scattered around. If it was me,...

Isildur1 Watch, 10th May, 2013

Yesterday, we watched Viktor Blom have an day that ended with him still fighting over chips on the table. Viktor was not enjoying himself, and probably felt mauled, and concerned about the crows picking over the remains of his bankroll. We had seen cards massacred and...

Isildur1 Watch, 9th May, 2013

Viktor Blom is currently in Monte Carlo, but rather than enjoying the sun, the ridiculously over priced beverages, or the scantily clad gorgeous women, Viktor has been playing poker online. The man must be Stone Cold Crazy. Viktor’s day started off at the NLHE...

Isildur1 Watch, 8th May, 2013

Yesterday saw Viktor Blom improve his upturn in profits after several days of seeing his yearly profits declining. It seems that Viktor has worked it out, and returned to winning ways, We’ll have to see what happened yesterday. Viktor was playing The EPT Grand...

Isildur1 Watch, 7th May, 2013

Yesterday, Filik brought you the action from Viktor’s Sunday at work, and we saw Blom in spank Ben Tollerene for over $800k, and I missed the action while drinking beer and enjoying a BBQ for the first warm UK Bank Holiday of the year, and it was an absolutely...

Isildur1 Watch, 6th May, 2013

Coming into Sunday Viktor “Isildur1” Blom had suffered a few bad days before and it seemed that a day off would be a good idea, but Blom had other plans. Isildur1 decided to skip most of the action this time, including the 2-7, FLO8 and Holdem games and went straight...

Isildur1 Watch, 5th May, 2013

Lately, Viktor “Isildur1” Blom has been on a downward trend, and has been leaking money away, which is a shame, as from what I’ve been seeing, he’s been playing pretty well, and knowing when to pull the plug. He must be running on faith that...

Isildur1 Watch, 3rd May, 2013

Today’s Watch is a tail of 2 sessions, the first being a hard day’s night following on from yesterday’s article. I have never accused of Viktor of not having a work ethic, but this Kid seems to be unstoppable, He put in a big volume over the day, and...

Isildur1 Watch, 2nd May, 2013

Today is going to be a first, we’re going to cram two days worth of Viktor Blom into one article. Certainly a reason to Party if there was ever was one, and we’ll do our best to make it as crammed full of action as we can. Viktor started off on Tuesday...

Isildur1 Watch, 30th April, 2013

Viktor’s Monday certainly couldn’t be argued to have been strenuous. It must have almost seemed like a holiday with less than 3 hours at the tables. Viktor has certainly been playing less over the past few days, and this may be down to him coming to terms...

Isildur1 Watch, 28th April, 2013

Viktor Blom had a nice relaxing Saturday, and only played 897 hands, with most of that being part of the daily head butting session over the PLO tables, but it seemed to all be sliding away from Viktor, and yesterday marked the end of his winning streak. The watch is...

Isildur1 Watch, 27th April, 2013

I woke up this morning, all excited about watching the live final table from EPT Berlin, and seeing what Viktor Blom had managed to do today, and if he’d managed to continue marching over his opponents, or if they’d turned the tables on him again. It was...

Isildur1 Watch, April 26th, 2013

With Isildur putting the volume, he has been driving himself to make some serious money. I personally think he’s trying to force the poker community to give him the respect he feels he has already earned, and will play himself into the ground until he has it. He...

Isildur1 Watch, 25th April, 2013

When we left Viktor Blom yesterday, he was playing through the change of date, after a pretty disappointing day. This left me thinking about what Viktor wants to get from playing poker (apart from money of course!) and it came to me in a dream last night: RESPECT....

Isildur1 Watch, 24th April, 2013

Yesterday was another hard day at work for Viktor Blom, with over three thousand hands of high stakes action, and in honour of his work ethic, today’s musical accompaniment is brought to you Nashville’s finest; Dolly Parton. Again, the lyrics are relevant:...

Isildur1 Watch, 23rd April, 2013

Viktor Blom is back at it, and yesterday saw him playing in the park. Sorry, I misread that, I meant Viktor was on swings and roundabout all day. Honest mistake. Today’s sound track to Isildur1 Watch is brought to you by the lyrics of Plant and Page: “In...

Isildur1 Watch, April 21st, 2013

Friday was a bit of a disappointment for Viktor Blom, losing a huge profit to a barely break – even day, but today Isildur1 definitely came prepared to play hard! During the course of the day Viktor played 4 game variants and by the end of the day ended up profiting...

Isildur1 Watch, 20th April, 2013

My eclectic music tastes show themselves this week, as I’ve moved from Thin Lizzy, to the Magic Roundabout, to the funk of the Red Hot Chilli Peppers to the desert rock of Queens of the Stone Age. Now we descend into the murky depths of my metal back catalogue,...

Isildur1 Watch, 17th April, 2013

The only music going round in my head today is from The Magic Roundabout, and it’s starting to send me crazy(ier). I had seem the action between Blom and Tom Dwan (more of which later) and all I could think of was that theme song. Ever since then, no matter what...

Isildur1 Watch, 16th April, 2013

It seems that the world is going to have to live without “Pseudo-Psycho Interactive Pokernomics.” I have been told by several by several serious scientific organisations, and I quote, to “…get bl**dy serious, and find something better to do with your...

Isildur1 Watch, 14th April, 2013

The Scientific Pokernomic Unversity Reliant Taskforce (SPURT) is looking for funding to research “Pseudo-Psycho Interactive Pokernomics” to it’s logical conclusion, unfortunately, we still haven’t received our first dollar in funding. We really need to get...

Isildur1 Watch, 13th April, 2013

It seems that established science isn’t ready for the wonder that is “Pseudo-Psycho Interactive Pokernomics.” None of the institutions I have spoke to have offered me the millions of dollars I need to research this phenomenon in the detail it needs. How else am...

Isildur1 Watch, 11th April 2013

I’ve been hard at work filling in grant applications to as many Science Departments of Universities as I can find in order to progress the game changing science of “Pseudo-Psycho Interactive Pokernomics,” but I’ve not had any response yet. The work is...

Isildur1 Watch, 10th April, 2013

The fledgling science of “Pseudo-Psycho Interactive Pokernomics” finally has some data for us to work with. Yesterday, Viktor Blom’s day was certainly decisive, and we’ll cover that in more depth a little later. This data will allow the new Scientific...

Isildur1 Watch, 9th April, 2013

Yesterday, I refrained from offering any advice to Viktor Blom. the results are as yet inconclusive. So it looks like I may need to do it again, all in the name of science of course. I shall have to persevere in the new field of “Pseudo-Psycho Interactive...

Isildur1 Watch, 6th April, 2013

I’m seriously considering not offering any more advice to poker players. It seems that every time I offer some advice, the world ends. Well, not balls of sulphur falling from the skies, the Four Horsemen riding through the streets, and Justin Beiber being...

Isildur1 Watch, 5th April, 2013

Amazingly, today’s Islidur1 Watch doesn’t come from inside either the local police cells, or a heavily guarded mental institution, and there isn’t a hammer in sight today. Yes, my computer is behaving itself, and that allows me to bring you a rather...

Isildur1 Watch, 31st March, 2013

We interrupt your Easter Sunday munching of chocolate eggs top bring you news about the Swedish poker legend known around the world as Isildur1. While we have all been stuffing our faces with chocolate of dubious quality, Viktor Blom has been working, and in the past...

Isildur1 Watch, 29th March, 2013

Today is a special Good Friday edition for the Isildur1 Watch, and I’m pretty sure Viktor Blom thinks it’s a better day than yesterday. After the mercifully short session yesterday, Viktor put in a much bigger session. In 2514 hands over a session that was...

Isildur1 Watch, 28th March, 2013

Not for the 1st time, I have to wonder if Viktor Blom reads my articles. On Tuesday, I finished off my article by suggesting that he should look at working on his game selection, and knowing when to quit a session when he wasn’t playing his “A” game....

Isildur1 Watch, 26th March, 2013

I’m sat at my computer, huddled up in a blanket, trying to rid myself of the last of this flu, and I see Viktor Bom has played another impressively big session on Full Tilt. 2585 hands, over 12 hours. I grabbed a big mug of coffee, opened my word processor, and...

Isildur1 Watch, 25th march, 2013

I have to apologise for not being around much over the past week, I have been laid low by a tiny microscopic organism, whose relatives infected around 500 Million people in 1918. Suffice to say, I’ve not been a well man. Viktor Blom, on the other hand, has been...

Isildur1 Watch 19th March, 2013

Today is a good day. Not only am I not hungover anymore (thank what ever deity you worship), but if you are an Isildur1 fan, there are some really encouraging signs, but more of those later on. Victor Blom put in another big session yesterday with 2696 hands played,...