Where has Viktor “Isildur1” Blom been for the past three months? Did he take some time out to recharge his poker batteries? Did he undergo an intensive three month PLO workshop with the poker gods? Whatever the answer his hiatus certainly hasn’t changed his uncompromising style of play or blunted his table skills as he has spent the past two days on an absolute rampage, winning over $1.5million over the weekend.
After his $620k win Saturday we all wondered how things might turn out when Isildur turned up for work Sunday. The answer was a $952k destruction of some of the best PLO players on the planet playing HU $100/$200.
After making light work of Brian “aba20” Townsend for around $180k he moved on to (rumoured) Patrik “Fake Love888” Antonius for another $113k. During this match he also decided to multi-table Phil “MrSweets28” Galfond in a very swingy match which saw Galfond throw away a $250k lead to eventually lose $136k to Isildur1.
It was during this session where we saw Isildur1 suffer one of the worst bad beats you’re ever likely to see;
Quads over quads in this $105k pot
With over a million in the bag from 48 hours play it looked like Isildur1 had finished for the day – it turned out he had only just been warming up as he came back for a late night session to take on MrSweets28 and VietRussian once more. Another half a million dollars later Viktor was done for the day.
This incredible run now sees Isildur1 third on the PokerStars 2011 leader board, with $1.88 million in profit – wit one more day like this he will pass Ilari FIN who currently sits on $2.2 million.
As you might guess the days biggest losers were MrSweets28 (-$421k), VietRussian (-$238k) and aba20 (-$183k) – and there’s no need to tell you where they lost their money.
The biggest pot of the day took place during the MrSweets/Isildur match up;
MrSweets28 bluffs the river but with two blockers for the nuts Isildur makes a great call - $147k pot for Isildur1
There has been some $200/$400 PLO action today and the return of Ilari FIN but as yet no sign of Isildur1. We can only hope….