Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom Wins Back-To-Back PokerStars SCOOP Events
Blom Wins $407,000 and Two Major Online Titles
Viktor Blom, best known for his exploits in nosebleed cash games as “Isildur1”, has had a fantastic start to 2012 on the tournament circuit. In January he captured his biggest live score when he won the $100,000 buy-in Super High Roller at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure for $1,254,400.
This week he made his breakout on the online tournament scene when he won the $215 no-limit hold’em (event 2M) of the 2012 Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) on PokerStars. 8,240 players entered, building a massive $1,648,000 prize pool that blew the $1 million guarantee out of the water. But out of the gigantic field, Blom emerged victorious for his first major online title and the $247,000 first-place prize.
Not yet done, Blom turned right around and followed up his win with yet another the very next day, topping 486 players to win the $530 re-buy six-max no-limit hold’em (event 3H) and another $160,000, bringing his earnings for the two day span to $407,000.
The SCOOP features a three-tired system, with 38 events at each of a low, medium and high buy-in level. Blom is not the only notable pro to emerge victorious in the early goings, as he is joined by Brazilian pro Alexandre Gomes, who took down the $2,100 no-limit hold’em six-max (event 1H), earning $282,240 for topping the 784-player field.
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