By Ian Hiaring, Rakeback.com Poker News Staff Writer
With PokerStars announcing last month that internet high-stakes sensation Isildur1 would join the ranks of the Team PokerStars Pros, the question that has been on everyone’s mind has shifted from “Who is Isildur1?” to “When will Isildur1’s identity finally be revealed?”
After over a year of speculation, this question was finally answered at The PokerStars Caribbean Adventure event Saturday.
Viktor Blom, who has been long rumored to be the mystery high roller, was introduced by PokerStars as the one and only Isildur1.
The 20 year old Swede has taken part in the ten largest pots in online poker history since bursting onto the scene in late 2009. Specializing in heads-up play, he’s taken on some of the poker worlds biggest names, including Full Tilt Poker Pros Patrik Antonius, Phil Ivey, and Tom Dwan . Blom’s had swings of up to four million dollars in a single day, both positive and negative. His wildly aggressive style of play coupled with his challenges to some of the biggest names in poker have created a quite a massive following for the young Swede.
Isildur1’s identity was revealed during the dinner break of the first day of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event. A special heads-up match was set up between Team PokerStars Pro Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier and Isildur1. With a very theatrical presentation, Blom emerged from behind a black curtain to the crowd, and finally the poker world could lay eyes on the player who had managed to keep his identity a secret while amassing some of the biggest wins and losses ever seen in online poker.
Blom considers himself the “best online heads-up No Limit Hold'em player in the world”, but plans to play in many EPT events in the upcoming year, and stated his goal is to come away with a win.
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