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Viktor “Isildur1” Blom has been seen on the MicroGaming network mostly for the most recent time, something we have reported about in our earlier posts. If you for some reason have missed out on this action, we highly recommend you to check the links below to get caught up on what has been going on in the poker life of Isildur1 over the last few days:
As you can read in the post linked to above, Isildur1 had a pretty rough time over at the MicroGaming network. We were the first site that published something about Isildur1 playing under the nickname “hrskar” over at MicroGaming, and it didn’t take long for HighstakesDB to write a post about it aswell:
As you can see in the link above, after we published all the breaking news about this, HighstakesDB also decided to write about it. We are also the only site that actually covered it during the weekend where a lot of the action went down, and on that particular weekend it looked pretty good for Isildur1, or for “hrskar”, which is his nickname over at MicroGaming. However, after posting news about this and after all the railbirds got excited and happy about it, we received some terrible news about the action over at MicroGaming aswell. Apparently Viktor had lost over 1.2 Million Dollars at the MicroGaming network against lefivoto, the same opponent that he won so big against during that weekend, but Viktor was also very clear with the fact that this was from action that went down before the weekend, as he said, and i quote:
“Im stuck 1.2M, last week on here”, and with last week we assume that he doesn’t mean the weekend, so what the final results over at MicroGaming is is somewhat unclear, but considering our report, and therefore also HighstakesDB’s report, was about the results over the weekend, there was nothing wrong in the statistics provided by us. Since it looked like Viktor more or less had decided to move the action over to the MicroGaming network, we had to take action about this, considering that there is no current active live-tracking available for the MicroGaming network, and we managed to find a solution to tracking at least most of the action that was going to come there.
This means that even though there isn’t any website currently live-tracking the highstakes action at MicroGaming, we now have the opportunity to make sure we can cover the results anyways. This is being done by a particular system, but considering that the action now has moved back to PokerStars, this is something we don’t need to get into much deeper for this very moment.
Yesterday, we tweeted the following on our twitter, that you can find here:
We have some good news for tonight. Stay tuned!
— Isildur1.se (@isildur1_se) December 18, 2015
And not long after that Viktor “Isildur1” Blom was back on PokerStars waiting for big action. What we knew was that he was going to get back to PokerStars last night, but what we didn’t know, was that he was going to do it with such big success. Obviously, one can expect that from such a big star as Isildur1, but there is no guarantee for success when the worlds best player is in action, for the same reason that there is no guarantee for success when Zlatan Ibrahimovic get’s back on the football field, it’s not guaranteed that he is going to score goals, but it’s very likely that he actually does. The same thing applies for Isildur1, he is the best player in the world, so it’s very likely that he also comes out as a winner, but there is no guarantee for it.
It’s always fun to follow someone who is very successful and motivated with what they do, and therefore it’s always fun to follow how it goes for Isildur1 at the poker tables.
Viktor Blom is poker, Isildur1 is poker. May it never change.
To make a normal performance never occured to Isildur1. He aims to outdo himself every single week, and this is what’s makes him so interesting and unique. Look at all the other highstakes pro’s, sure, they still play online and sometimes they play long sessions, but do they bring action like Viktor does? Hell no, Viktor plays in a league of its own, and he knows this. This is something that also became very clear when he decided to move over the action to MicroGaming, sure, all the other highstakes pro’s didn’t follow, but many of them did, and at the tables over at PokerStars, the action seemed to have been completely gone.
You should call things by their right names, and this was nothing less than a revolution. For multiple reasons Viktor had decided to quit temporarly at PokerStars and move the action elsewhere, and it’s pretty clear that PokerStars should do everything in their power to make sure this doesn’t happen again. Sure, the normal action over at PokerStars is going to continue, all the fun players and the reg’s playing daily MTT’s will still play there, considering it’s the biggest poker network in the world, but as for the highstakes action, Viktor is extremely important for it, and it’s very important to keep him satisfied.
Viktor not being sponsored by PokerStars is completely incomprehensible, and yes, it’s not some secret that the Amaya Group slowly, but surely, doing everything in their power to bury PokerStars as far below ground as possible, they have already removed all the highstakes action over at FullTiltPoker, and they are slowly removing it on PokerStars aswell. Take the PokerStars VIP changes as an example, even Daniel Negreanu who is an ambassador for this network has criticized it a lot, and players sponsored by PokerStars, such as Alex Millar, have decided to leave their sponsorship at the site.
Easily explained, the changes that is going to take place under 2016, means that highstakes player will get less money back in their wallets in terms of for example the rakeback, but the PokerStars community as a whole is going to gain something from this, since then they can focus on giving out more money to for example freerolls. Yes, this may seem absurd, but this is actually a big part of the plan formed by Amaya Group, it is reasonable to believe that the network is controlled by some chimpanzees? They seem utterly incapable of thinking logically, and there is really no better way to say this on, than to quote no less than magic612 on YouTube, who a long time ago posted a lot of videos about his feelings about PokerStars and it’s owners, and and he could clearly see into the future when he said the following in one of his videos:
“Get ready to say hut hut, cause your gonna get rammed up the a**.” This is just what they plan to do with the highstakes player over at PokerStars, and it is shameful, sickening, ill, and downright amateurish. Enough with the negatives directed pointing to PokerStars, now back to the action that went down yesterday. Except that he yesterday had to walk the dog, he remained active throughout the entire battle, and even if it’s standard to love and follow Isildur1, we thank him sincerely for streaming the battle, and hope that this is something that continues in the future.
This is something that he has promised us, and if he doesn’t follow up on his promises, he’s a crooked tree. And you know what we do with crooked trees? We send them to Washington. Sure, streaming every single battle might not be neccesary, considering that if you do something too much, it’s goin gto lose its effectiveness, but considering that Viktor also plays a lot of games that arent that fun to rail, such as 2-7 Triple Draw, we think it’s safe to stay streaming the PLO battles is only something positive, and therefore we sincerely hope that he keeps the streaming going to make us some happy little rascalls.
With the expection of a couple of hands at the 2-7 Triple Draw tables, all the action went down on the PLO tables, a game that Viktor masters quite well. It lasted a little over 9 hours, and with the exception for some occasional dips, it was a success story for the King from Sweden. He was never in any real danger, and his opponents simply could not match his skills, which led to Viktor finally ended the day with a profit of 368k$, after 2459 hands.
Those who got a taste of the asphalt was d2themfi, cumicon, and good old Ben “Sauce123” Sulsky, and it felt really good to see Victor back on PokerStars as a winner. Below is an action timeline from the action that went down yesterday:
The action was also streamed over at Twitch by our own favourite NoseDoto, he has also promised us to keep streaming when this amazing battle continues, so make sure that you tune in to his channel when the action continues, by following the following link: http://www.twitch.tv/nosedoto .
We will ofcourse keep all of you updated with what is waiting around the corner, and we hope that the PLO action continues today, considering the good form that Viktor “Isildur1” Blom seems to be in at this very moment. Oooh, if you have never railed Isildur1, go there while it is still wild. My favorite uncle asked me if I wanted to go there, Uncle Camlin. He said if you don’t rail, you’re going to jail. That is how Uncle Camlin asks you.
From all of us here I’d like to wish you happy railing…and God bless my friend.