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Old 01-12-2011, 12:40 AM   #26
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Thank god we finally have a thread about him!
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:41 AM   #27
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Re: Who's more awesome, Ivey or Isildur1?

Ivey long term but Isildur1 has had his moments of being more awesome than any poker player alive - such as the pic in the OP.
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:50 AM   #28
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Did Viktor Blom play on other sites before FTP, or was he already rich before he started playing poker?

His PTR shows him win millions but then lose it all and go several hundred thousand negative. Where did he get the 300K he lost on FTP?
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:52 AM   #29
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:53 AM   #30
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Did Viktor Blom play on other sites before FTP, or was he already rich before he started playing poker?

His PTR shows him win millions but then lose it all and go several hundred thousand negative. Where did he get the 300K he lost on FTP?
he's not a son of some oil tycoon or anything. he deposits $2000 on some euro site and runs it up to $1.2 million in a month. and then loses it etc. rinse and repeat until he found ftp and wanted to find out what the ceiling for gambling is.
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:58 AM   #31
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[QUOTE=KB24;24093881]he's not a son of some oil tycoon or anything. he deposits $2000 on some euro site and runs it up to $1.2 million in a month. and then loses it etc. rinse and repeat until he found ftp and wanted to find out what the ceiling for gambling is.[/QUON

No he deposits 2000 dollar and run it up to 2million in a month, just playing cash games.
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Old 01-12-2011, 12:59 AM   #32
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Old 01-12-2011, 03:35 AM   #33
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lol this has got to be fake right? There's no way the real Viktor Blom is tweeting that douchebag Ryan Leslie from the Real World: New Orleans or creating a facebook fan page with the same pics posted on here by that guy

http://twitter.com/ViktorBlom
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:20 AM   #34
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whats he running at 2bb/100???
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:25 AM   #35
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:26 AM   #36
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oh **** blom getting more action in hold em... maybe he will actually win today
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:28 AM   #37
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wait is this a thread to post results in? i guess not
isildur vs urnotindangr 6 tbls 25/50 NLHE, i will post some hhs in high stakes thread instead
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Old 01-12-2011, 04:56 AM   #38
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stupid question, theyre both clearly sick individuals
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:04 AM   #39
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I have to give it to Isildur as being the best online NLH HU player in the world, but better poker player is with no doubt, Phil Ivey.
has nobody else read this?
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:17 AM   #40
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Viktor Blom.....
Viktor Blom..... ?!?!?!?

isnít that guy that grew up and went to school with a 2plus2 veteran ?
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:23 AM   #41
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Viktor Blom.....
Viktor Blom..... ?!?!?!?

isnít that guy that grew up and went to school with a 2plus2 veteran ?
yeah i think his name was locats or something isildur was so lucky to meet him
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:23 AM   #42
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How does Blom even come close? 2+2 I am dissapoint.
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:42 AM   #43
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How does Blom even come close? 2+2 I am dissapoint.
Because being awesome has nothing (or very little) to do with poker skills. Someone like Ivey who is playing low volume and short sessions with very strict stoploss is not as fun to rail as someone who's 8-tabling HU his whole bankroll on the tables for 20+ hour sessions.

I'm not usually railing any games other than Isildur1 playing or durrrr challenges, they are simply way more interesting than avarage nosebleed matches.
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:45 AM   #44
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Viktor Isildur1 "Flowers have translated about 40 billion dollars on poker. Here he is in an exclusive interview with Sportbladets David Tanentsapf.
"Yet only money ...".
Victor Flowers, 20, says: So I went 14000-14 million - in three weeks
BAHAMAS. Viktor "Isildur" Flowers, 20.
The youth with a turnover of billions of poker has been the most read news on the whole aftonbladet.se then his real identity was revealed during the Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) on the night of Sunday.
As the only media channel in the world has Sportbladet got an exclusive interview with the mysterious "Isildur1," where he talks about growing up in Dalsland, how he won 14 million in three weeks that 18-year-old and how it felt to lose nine million crowns in the all time greatest online poker hand.
- It was hard, because I saw the error and thought I had won. But it is, sometimes you win of course, "he says.
The first thing that strikes one with Victor Flowers is that he seems like a very ordinary Swedish 20-year-old boy. After all the myths about the legendary, hyperaggressive poker legend expected, most people probably something completely different. And Viktor Blomberg himself says that he probably is quite common.
"I started when I was 14"
- I grew up in Ed Dalsland, in a house with mom, dad and three siblings. My upbringing was probably pretty typical I think. When I went to school I kept mostly to sports, played soccer, tennis and all sorts of things. I always liked sports, but I was never somebody talent so to speak. I've only been at it for the fun of it.
How did you start playing poker?
- I started playing when I was 14, I think, with friends and brother. It was probably this television program, Pokermiljonen, which led us to start playing. We played mostly in the summers, evenings and nights, but it was only because it was so fun. We did not play even if money or so. Then started to play online eventually.
When did you discover that you were better than the other?
- It was always good, but it was not until I was 18 I think it was that I felt I could be really good.
Was it when you played you up from 14 000 SEK to 14 million in just three weeks?
- Yes, exactly. It was the rush. Then I started playing on the U.S. sites and then I was really surprised by how good the level was. And the choice was really amazing, which was great. I do not like to wait and I try never to be the ending play.
"Best of All"
- But I was not prepared, I did not know there were players who were even better. Especially in Omaha, haha (Viktor's weakest poker branch). There I made some mistakes and played too loud. But it was fun anyway. That's why I play.
Several of your opponents have called you crazy, a complete madman, because you are so aggressive and plays so disrespectful. But you seem not so crazy ...
- No, I do not think, haha. It's just my style of play.
You said you are the best no-limit hold'em player in the world. Is that why you do not get broken when you are in a worse time, because you know you can always win the money back?
- Yes, in Hold'em heads-up (one for one) I'm probably best of all, and that experience also, I have with me. Certainly it is hard to deal with heavier days, but it plays again the role in the long run. Money's just money, it is not everything in the world. I play because I think it's so damn fun, it's that simple. Especially when I get good games with lots of action, then it's really fun. It is so nice in Sweden too, the winter has yet nothing to do. In the summers, I play a lot less, some months I do not play at all. Then I want to be out in the sun and do other things.
How does it feel to lose a pot of several million, which when you play away nine million kronor against Patrik Antonius in a single hand?
- Thus, the hand was so sick because I was looking at the screen between the fingers when the cards arrived and for a while, I thought I had won. But then I realized that I had lost when it felt so good, it was tough. But it is, sometimes you win of course, too.
Were you still at home when you started earning your millions?
- No, I left home when I was 15 and started high school, to Uddevalla. It is a nice place and it happened a bit more there too. First I rented a bigger apartment, then I moved to a small studio with kitchen, because it was closer to school, I joined society on Agneberg School. I have always liked to stay up at night, then poker, then, so I overslept very often.
Did you clear the school anyway?
- Yes, but I will admit that the attendance was not as good as last year, when I had won the first million. It was probably quite right that I did, haha.
Did your family and friends about what you was doing?
- Well, some did. But then spreading it the way it was probably many who knew. But they did not know quite how much money was involved, that I had 14 million in the account.
In the past, "Isildur1" a mysterious player, best known in poker circles. Now Victor Blom a national concern and has been the most read news on the largest site, aftonbladet.se, for several days. Are you prepared for your life will change?
- I do not know, I do not think it will make it so much. That's poker is all about, and I do not think people care enough. Then I moved to London as well, so it will probably be quiet.
And so we need to know, why was it "Isildur1"? Are you a big fan of Lord of the Rings?
- No, I can not say. It was just something that came to mind only when I went to register my username. I wheat fan, I had maybe seen the film just then. But that does nothing special for me, haha.
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:47 AM   #45
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Because being awesome has nothing (or very little) to do with poker skills. Someone like Ivey who is playing low volume and short sessions with very strict stoploss is not as fun to rail as someone who's 8-tabling HU his whole bankroll on the tables for 20+ hour sessions.
totally agree.
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:47 AM   #46
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Ya we need moar stories from loctus about blom's epic greeting procedures when passing in hallways @school
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How does Ivey even come close? 2+2 I am dissapoint.
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Old 01-12-2011, 05:58 AM   #48
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Viktor Isildur1 "Flowers have translated about 40 billion dollars on poker. Here he is in an exclusive interview with Sportbladets David Tanentsapf.

"Yet only money ...".

Victor Flowers, 20, says: So I went 14000-14 million - in three weeks
BAHAMAS. Viktor "Isildur" Flowers, 20.

The youth with a turnover of billions of poker has been the most read news on the whole aftonbladet.se then his real identity was revealed during the Pokerstars Caribbean Adventure (PCA) on the night of Sunday.

As the only media channel in the world has Sportbladet got an exclusive interview with the mysterious "Isildur1," where he talks about growing up in Dalsland, how he won 14 million in three weeks that 18-year-old and how it felt to lose nine million crowns in the all time greatest online poker hand.
- It was hard, because I saw the error and thought I had won. But it is, sometimes you win of course, "he says.

The first thing that strikes one with Victor Flowers is that he seems like a very ordinary Swedish 20-year-old boy. After all the myths about the legendary, hyperaggressive poker legend expected, most people probably something completely different. And Viktor Blomberg himself says that he probably is quite common.

"I started when I was 14"
- I grew up in Ed Dalsland, in a house with mom, dad and three siblings. My upbringing was probably pretty typical I think. When I went to school I kept mostly to sports, played soccer, tennis and all sorts of things. I always liked sports, but I was never somebody talent so to speak. I've only been at it for the fun of it.

How did you start playing poker?
- I started playing when I was 14, I think, with friends and brother. It was probably this television program, Pokermiljonen, which led us to start playing. We played mostly in the summers, evenings and nights, but it was only because it was so fun. We did not play even if money or so. Then started to play online eventually.

When did you discover that you were better than the other?
- It was always good, but it was not until I was 18 I think it was that I felt I could be really good.

Was it when you played you up from 14 000 SEK to 14 million in just three weeks?
- Yes, exactly. It was the rush. Then I started playing on the U.S. sites and then I was really surprised by how good the level was. And the choice was really amazing, which was great. I do not like to wait and I try never to be the ending play.

"Best of All"
- But I was not prepared, I did not know there were players who were even better. Especially in Omaha, haha (Viktor's weakest poker branch). There I made some mistakes and played too loud. But it was fun anyway. That's why I play.

Several of your opponents have called you crazy, a complete madman, because you are so aggressive and plays so disrespectful. But you seem not so crazy ...
- No, I do not think, haha. It's just my style of play.

You said you are the best no-limit hold'em player in the world. Is that why you do not get broken when you are in a worse time, because you know you can always win the money back?
- Yes, in Hold'em heads-up (one for one) I'm probably best of all, and that experience also, I have with me. Certainly it is hard to deal with heavier days, but it plays again the role in the long run. Money's just money, it is not everything in the world. I play because I think it's so damn fun, it's that simple. Especially when I get good games with lots of action, then it's really fun. It is so nice in Sweden too, the winter has yet nothing to do. In the summers, I play a lot less, some months I do not play at all. Then I want to be out in the sun and do other things.

How does it feel to lose a pot of several million, which when you play away nine million kronor against Patrik Antonius in a single hand?
- Thus, the hand was so sick because I was looking at the screen between the fingers when the cards arrived and for a while, I thought I had won. But then I realized that I had lost when it felt so good, it was tough. But it is, sometimes you win of course, too.

Were you still at home when you started earning your millions?
- No, I left home when I was 15 and started high school, to Uddevalla. It is a nice place and it happened a bit more there too. First I rented a bigger apartment, then I moved to a small studio with kitchen, because it was closer to school, I joined society on Agneberg School. I have always liked to stay up at night, then poker, then, so I overslept very often.

Did you clear the school anyway?
- Yes, but I will admit that the attendance was not as good as last year, when I had won the first million. It was probably quite right that I did, haha.

Did your family and friends about what you was doing?
- Well, some did. But then spreading it the way it was probably many who knew. But they did not know quite how much money was involved, that I had 14 million in the account.

In the past, "Isildur1" a mysterious player, best known in poker circles. Now Victor Blom a national concern and has been the most read news on the largest site, aftonbladet.se, for several days. Are you prepared for your life will change?
- I do not know, I do not think it will make it so much. That's poker is all about, and I do not think people care enough. Then I moved to London as well, so it will probably be quiet.

And so we need to know, why was it "Isildur1"? Are you a big fan of Lord of the Rings?
- No, I can not say. It was just something that came to mind only when I went to register my username. I wheat fan, I had maybe seen the film just then. But that does nothing special for me, haha.
Better now imo
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Thanks for posting that interview.
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lol this has got to be fake right? There's no way the real Viktor Blom is tweeting that douchebag Ryan Leslie from the Real World: New Orleans or creating a facebook fan page with the same pics posted on here by that guy

http://twitter.com/ViktorBlom
No this is his Twitter account:
http://twitter.com/RealIsildur1

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