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Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom Wins Back-To-Back PokerStars SCOOP Events

Blom Wins $407,000 and Two Major Online Titles

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Viktor Blom 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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Virginia Bob
over 9 years ago

well the kid can play that is for sure.
congrats on a great back to back win

Va Bob

 
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bobo44
over 9 years ago

Tells you that pokerstars is rigged. This is a joke, make the guy win so they get more marketing. Total set up or Victor has some way of seeing other players cards.

 
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jessanders
over 9 years ago

Not calling you any names, but this comment is ignorant. No one said it was "rigged" when Chan won back-to-back main events (or Ungar, or Brunson). No one said it was rigged when Layne Flack won back-to-back Bracelet events in the mid-90's. Or when Harrington made back-to-back Final Tables... But because it's online it HAS to be rigged. Please.

 
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WPS22
over 9 years ago

Jeff Madsen also won back to back bracelets. Doyle told a story about Alec Torelli winning back to back tournies at the Bellagio.

 
 

aacesup
over 9 years ago

It just goes to show you that he has mastered using his tracking software.

 
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crosow
over 9 years ago

Rigged? What a joke? I can't believe people are still ignorant enough to think that online poker is rigged. Sure there is collusion and people who do have software that enables them to see players hole cards (extremely rare though such as the infamous case of Russel Hamilton) Obviously Isildur must have run well to win the back to back events but that doesn't mean that the events were rigged for marketing purposes. That theory is pretty flawed for numerous reasons. Please differ to jessanders on this one.. Also there have been many other pro's who have taken down back to back Large online Tournaments, DuckU and Elky Grospelier just to name a few others..

 
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crosow
over 9 years ago

No wonder is name is Bobo..

 
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iambobby
over 9 years ago

Every winning poker player knows pokerstars is rigged. Lucky for them most poker players are losers.

 
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