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Flashback Friday - Patrik Antonius Wins Largest Pot in Online Poker History

17 April 2015 , By: compncards
PvsI
This week's edition of Flashback Friday takes us back to November 7, 2009, a day that will never happen again thanks to recent changes at Full Tilt Poker. Patrik Antonius and Viktor "Isildur1" Blom were entangled in a massive heads-up match playing $500-$1,000 PL Omaha. A mini-raising war pre-flop resulted in Antonius five-betting to $81,000 before Isildur1 finally decided to see a flop. On a flop of 5c-4s-2h, Antonius bet out $91,000, followed by a pot-size raise by Isildur1 to $435,000, Antonius potted to $779,000, effectively putting Isildur1 all-in for his last $162,473.
Categories: Full Tilt Poker, Isildur1, Online poker, Patrik Antonius, Viktor Blom

The 20 Most Influential People in Poker - #10 - Viktor "Isildur1" Blom

5 May 2011 , By: compncards
Viktor Blom
Due to the April 15th indictments, I was forced to rethink the rest of the Top 20 Most Influential People in Poker list. In fact, the next player on the list fell about three spots as a result. Back in late 2009, a new player exploded on the scene. In a short amount of time, this player took a staggering $5 million from internet superstar Tom Dwan and instantly made himself a high-stakes legend.
Categories: 20 Most Influential People in Poker, Durrrr, Isildur1, PokerStars, SuperStar Showdown Challenge, Tom Dwan, Viktor Blom

Negreanu - Isildur1 II Highlights Poker's Short-Term Memory Problem

3 28 March 2011 , By: compncards
Negreanu
If you want a look into the mentality of many poker fans, take a look at the results from today's Pokerstars Superstar Showdown Challenge. Daniel Negreanu took on Isildur1 for 2,500 hands and emerged a $26k winner. Everyone is congratulating him like he just accomplished one of the biggest feats in poker. At the same time, they are seeming to totally overlook the fact that he dropped $150,000 to Blom just a week ago.
Categories: Daniel Negreanu, Isildur1, Pokerstars Superstar Challenge Showdown, Viktor Blom

Isildur1 Gives RealKidPoker a Spanking

22 March 2011 , By: compncards
Blom vs Negreanu
In case you missed it this past Sunday, Daniel Negreanu took on Viktor Blom aka Isildur1 in the latest Pokerstars Superstar Showdown Challenge. More accurately, Daniel tried to take him on. For the first time since this challenge had been instituted, Isildur1 actually busted his opponent. It only took 1,439 out of the 2,500 hands for Isildur1 to defeat Negreanu.
Categories: Daniel Negreanu, Isildur1, PokerStars, Pokerstars Superstar Showdown Challenge, Realkidpoker, Viktor Blom

I Would Have Called Isildur1 in This Spot

28 February 2011 , By: compncards
Blom
First, let me give DodgyFish72 all the props in the world for an amazing comeback against Viktor "Isildur1" Blom yesterday. He was down over $10,000 at the halfway point of the PokerStars SuperStar Showdown and battled back to pull even with one hand left. He then folded his big blind when Isildur1 moved all-in from the small blind. I would have called.
Categories: DodgyFish72, Isildur1, PokerStars, SuperStar Showdown Challenge, Viktor Blom