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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...

Massive Cash Game now on EPT Live Stream

Have you ever railed a cash game with over €3.5Million on the table? Would you like to? The PokerStars live web stream from the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo is currently showing a €1,000/€2,000 No Limit Hold’Em cash game, involving some of the biggest names in...

PokerStars EPT Season 10 Schedule Announced

Earlier this week, the bigwigs at PokerStars combined with the team running the European Poker Tour announced that schedule for the tenth season of the massively popular tour series. With the action taking place in seven European cities, and  the PCA in the Bahamas,...

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...

Jared Tendler AMA Summary

On the First of May, the world’s foremost expert on the mental aspect of playing poker, Jared Tendler, joined FTR for an Ask Me Anything Interview, where our forum could ask him literally anything. Our members took the chance to improve their mental game, and we...

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...

MiniFTOPS XXII Now in the Record Books

MiniFTOP XXII is now over, and we have all the results written down, counted and confirmed. We also have a new Leader Board Champion. Event #34, the Two Day, $200 +$16 was fought over two days, starting on the 4th of May, and lasted 39 levels, and finished in the...

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...

MiniFTOPS XXII Festival Still Rolling On!

The incredibly successful MiniFTOPS series is in it’s twenty second season, and last night we saw Event #30 go into the books. This was the $20 + $2 NLHE $30,000 GTD event, and this was an Escalator Tournament, which meant the further into the event we got, the...

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...

PokerStars Mobile App Wins mGaming Award

Last Wednesday evening, the prestigious  mGaming Awards were announced. These awards are the culmination of the mGaming summit, and took place in London. One of those awards was for PokerStars, as they won Best Mobile Poker Operator, for their outstanding iOS and...

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...

EPT Berlin has it’s First German Winner!

For the first time, PokerStars EPT Berlin has it’s first home grown champion in Daniel Pidun, who has beaten out 911 other players to take the title, and €880,000. The final table started very short today, which was due to the 6 hour final table bubble from last...

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...

EPT Berlin has Reached the Final Eight

PokerStars EPT Berlin is down to the final table, and they are down to the final eight players, all vying for the €880,000 prize for first place. Today started with 17 players left in the field, and had seen Roman Herold as the chip leader with 4,485,000 sitting in...

Red Spade Open Returns This Sunday

This Sunday sees the return of the Red Spade Open on PokerStars. The $55 event has a $1Million Guarantee, with at least $200k going to 1st place. Every PokerStars pro in the field has a $100 bounty on their head, and in a special bonus, so do EPT Commentators Joe...

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...

Final Table set for WSOP APAC Main Event

The first final table in the history of the WSOP APAC Main Event is set, and it has some names we know and love set to return tomorrow. The 15 players that started today have been whittled down to just 8, with all of them eyeing up the Bracelet, and the A$1,038,825...

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...

WSOP APAC Main Event Heads to Day 4

94 players entered the Crown Casino with hopes of becoming the first WSOP APAC Main Event champion, and 15 are left with that dream heading into Day 4. Overnight chip Leader Winfred Yu is still in, but with only 354,000 chips,  leaving him currently in 12th place. The...

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...

WSOP APAC Main Event heading to Day 3

After a short Day 1, and a full Day 2, the players have bagged their chips, and crawled off to bed to get ready for Day 3 of the last Event in this year’s WSOP APAC. The Chip Leader going into day 3 is Winfred Yu, who has a string of cashes in Macau events, and...

4th Bracelet Won at WSOP APAC

The Crown Casino in Melbourne, Australia, has issued it’s forth WSOP bracelet, and this time it goes to a local boy.  Aaron Lim has beaten out the other 166 runners in the A$5,000 6-Max Event #4 for a payday of A$233,800, a bracelet, and the record as the first...

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...

Phil Ivey wins his 9th WSOP Bracelet!

Phil Ivey, considered by many to be the greatest living poker player, has just improved the quality of his legend. He won the A$2,200 Mixed Event that gave the 3rd WSOP APAC bracelet in Melbourne, Australia, and took home a relatively small A$51,840 to go with the...

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...

WSOP APAC Event #3 reaches Final Table

The final table is set for Event #3 in the WSOP’s first adventure in Melbourne, Australia., and what a final table it is. The A$2,200 Mixed event was always going to attract a lot of big names given the extra respect winning a mixed event always carries in high...