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WSOP APAC has it’s Second Champion!

The second WSOP APAC bracelet has been awarded, and this time it was for the A$1,650 PLO Event #2. I think the newest WSOP bracelet holder, James “Mr_BigQueso” Collopy, likes Australia. Earlier this year he came in 3rd in the Aussie Millions A$2,500 6-max...

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...

WSOP APAC Event #3 Day 1

The third in the series of events planned for the inaugural WSOP APAC has played through it’s first day. This Mixed Event had a buy in of A$2,200, and attracted 81 runners. The quality of the field makes most $2,000+ buy in events look like your average Tuesday...

WSOP APAC EVENT #1 has a Champion!

The Crown Casino, in Melbourne Australia, has seen the first ever WSOP APAC bracelet handed out. The historic event saw the golden jewellery go to “Run it once” instructor Brian Piccoli. Piccoli went into the Final Table with the chip lead and beat out...

WSOP APAC Event #2, Day 1

Today saw the start of the second event in the inaugural WSOP APAC, taking place in the Crown Casino, Melbourne, Australia. This $1,650 Pot Limit Omaha event has had 172 entries, generating both a prize pool of  A$258,000, and a first prize of A$69,662. The event has...

WSOP APAC Event #1, Day 2

The Crown Casino in Melbourne has been a hive of activity today, with Day 2 of the A$1,100 Event #1 Accumulator taking place. The day may have started with former November Niner, Antoine Sault, having the chip lead, but he didn’t manage to make it to the final...

WSOP APAC Event #1 Reaches Day 2

It’s taken three day ones, but finally the WSOP APAC A$1,100 No Limit Hold’Em “Accumulator” Event #1 has reached day 2. Chip Leader going into Day 2 is Antoine Saout, who will have 105,375 chips in front when play begins. The Frenchman is a...

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...

iPoker Network Launches Anonymous Cash Tables

Earlier today, the iPoker network of sites started to offer anonymous tables in their lobbies. The iPoker network include sites such as Titan Poker, William Hill, Bet 365, and Everest Poker, As a whole network, iPoker sits 3rd in the Cash Game Traffic report behind...

New Rafa Nadal PokerStars TV advert

PokerStars has launched a new TV advertising campaign starring the 11 time Grand Slam winning Rafa Nadal. The ad revolves around a battle between Rafa, and a good looking young lady sat in a library. Rafa shows off his well known competitive streak, as well as a nice...

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,...

Isildur1 Watch, 17th March, 2013

Today is St. Paddy Day, and I have an Irish Girlfriend, so I’m going to make this “Watch” as short and sweet as I can get away with. Viktor may have also been trying to finish his weekend early, as yesterday, he put in another decent volume day. With...

Isildur1 Watch, 16th March, 2013

With Viktor apparently made the break through with his FLO8 and 2-7TD games, he put in a massive session yesterday. Over a massive 16 hour session and 3958 hands, over 3 separate games. Based on this, I’m guessing he’s not been taking my suggestions to...

ISPT “Saved” by Dusk to Dawn?

The International Stadium Poker Tour was announced back in October 2011, originally to take place in May 2012. After a year’s delay, removal of the original €20,000,000 guarantee (claimed as a “misunderstanding”) and numerous failures with the online...

Isildur1 Watch, 14th March, 2013

I was expecting a nice calm day ahead of me, with nothing too much to report from Viktor Blom’s online exploits. Then he busted out of PokerStars EPT London, when his open ended straight draw didn’t get there against a set of tens. Within 2 minutes I was...

Isildur1 Watch, 10th March, 2013

Yesterday was the big day, as Blom faced Elky in a three table HU match for 50 grand and the prestige of being the best pro’s out there along with teammates Tom Dwan and Gus Hansen. Unfortunately for the Full Tilt Pro’s, Team PokerStars came out on top in stunning...

Isildur1 Watch, 9th March, 2013

With a big match ahead of him tomorrow, Vikto “Isildur1” Blom hit a few tables, apparently to warm up before battling Elky, one of the greatest tournament players of all time. Luck was on Bloms side as his final numbers for the day showed a $161k profit playing 2-7 TD...

Free $10 @ Full Tilt Poker

Full Tilt Poker has always been on the cutting edge of the online poker industry, regularly providing it’s players with new and exciting promotions as well as games and tournament formats that are not available anywhere else. Now Full Tilt Poker is giving new players...

Isildur1 Watch, 7th March, 2013

I had to open my big mouth didn’t I? After 2 spectacular days on the tables, Viktor Blom it seems has slipped back into losing ways. With my, admittedly very cheap, lawyer on speed dial, I’m going to risk the wrath of the Swedish God of Degenerate Poker...

Isildur1 Watch, 5th March, 2013

Ok everyone, keep calm. Viktor Blom has had. A. Good. Day. I don’t want to jinx our Swedish hero, and based on what has happened every other time I’ve harped on after this has happened, his lawyers may have a case for a real world impact from my writing....

Isildur1 Watch, 2nd March, 2013

Isildur has been quiet for the last few days, too quiet if you ask me. He must be up to something. He’s barely been online, and when he has been, he’s been playing $25/$50 PLO tables, not his usual much higher fare. What has probably happened is he has...

Zach Elwood AMA Summary

On the 21st of February, Zach Elwood, author of the critically acclaimed book: Reading Poker Tells, participated in the latest in the FTR series of “Ask Me Anything.” We also gave away 3 copies of Zach’s book, and these went to TheLongGrind, rong,...