Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom Up Nearly $4m So Far in 2015 - PokerJunkie
Isildur1 has been on a roll in 2015. Over the past week he's won over $2m to push his annual earnings up over $3.9 million.
Meanwhile, PokerStars has confirmed it has parted ways with tennis star Rafael Nadal.
Isildur1 Up $2m This Week - Up $3.9m in 2015
Viktor "Isildur1" Blom had a monster week online, continuing what's been a very profitable 2015.
He started the week on Sunday with an early morning session against Phil "RaiseOnce" Ivey. The two played a lengthy 8-Game session that resulted in Blom emerging a $41,000 winner.
Later in the day he took on all comers at the $200/$400 PLO tables, playing five tables at a time and winning on each. Some of those that he crushed on those tables included Ike Haxton, Sam "tr1cky7" trickett, 1-ronnyr3 and Jeans89.
Sunday's big run helped Blom pile onto what has already been an impressive year at the online poker tables. He has combined earnings of close to $3.9 million this year.
Blom is the only player currently above $1 million in earnings in 2015. Bbvisbadforme is second this year with $965,770 and Jeans89 is third with $926,793.
Phil Ivey is easily this year's loss leader Ivey is down $1.25 million this year on Full Tilt and down $522,344 as "RaiseOnce" on PokerStars.
Ivey is the only player down over $1 million in 2015. Jaqueline is down $952,903 and Saniker is down $910,746.
Rafael Nadal and PokerStars Part Ways
PokerStars has recently confirmed it has parted ways with tennis legend Rafael Nadal.
The world's largest online poker site signed Nadal as a SportsStar three years ago and during that time he has enjoyed great success as an ambassador.
PokerStars issued a statement about Nadal's release, confirming, "Rafa has played an important role for our brand and while his time as a member of Team PokerStars SportStars has concluded for now, we remain close to him and his team."
The statement also revealed that the site is choosing to focus more on Cristiano Ronaldo and Neymar Jr. Both are ambassadors with a greater global reach than Nadal.