Viktor "Isildur1" Blom Explains His WSOP Hiatus, Million Dollar Bad Beat

Blom chooses Swedish Summer over WSOP.

In a new interview with, Viktor "Isildur1" Blom explains why he skipped WSOP this year, reveals his longest poker session and answers many more interesting questions.

Blom revealed, that he didn't play WSOP this year because he prefers being in Sweden rather than Las Vegas during the summer.

"On top of that the World Cup has taken up a lot of my time and helped fill the gaps when there’s been a lack of cash game action.", the online legend added.

Blom is known to play long sessions and according to this interview, his longest session has been 48 hours without stopping once.

When asked who Blom thinks is the best Swedish player at the moment in addition to him, he had a clear answer:

"I’d have to say Mikael Thuritz. He plays online as ‘punting-peddler’ and ‘ChaoRen160′ and is a pretty big long-term winner."

Full interview can be found from here.


Million Dollar Bad Beat

ESPN has started airing the 2014 WSOP episodes and first up is the $1,000,000 buy-in Big One for One Drop event coverage.

The first episode included plenty of action and one horrible bad beat. In the hand, Connor Drinan sees his million dollar buy-in flushed in the toilet after his pocket aces are cracked by Cary Katz's pocket aces.

Check out the hand from below:


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