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What Ever Happened To Viktor “Isildur1” Blom? from

There are very few poker fans out there who don’t know the name of “Isildur1”.

The Swede, whose identity would only later be revealed as that of Viktor Blom, took the online poker world by storm in November and December of 2009.

While most high stakes players seem to carefully choose their opponents and only sit down those they believe in having an edge on, “Isildur1” was open to all.

The plethora of high-profile pros like Patrik Antonius, Tom Dwan, and Phil Ivey were eager to take on the newcomer who was largely a mystery, but they were sent home with tails between their legs.

For a while, nobody could beat Blom.


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