[Video] The greatest moments of Isildur1’s career: Biggest pots & biggest losses

After the 2003 online poker boom, viewers started to seek heroes and new players learning the game started seeking successful pros to emulate. Live poker always had a ready supply of characters to help fuel interest, but it wasn’t until at least 5 years later that online poker saw incendiary heroes who inspired adulation. Initially, Dwan‘s performances turned him into an online hero, but arguably, what Viktor Blom did online was more captivating and impressive. The fact that he demolished Dwan in the process only added to his legend.

The online world has retracted a little from where it once was, and things aren’t entirely the same anymore. One thing is for sure though – when people talk about the first online poker boom and the great players who were a part of it, they speak one name before any other. Viktor “Isildur1” Blom.

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Louis Hartwell

Graduated in Media Communication at the University of Lausanne, Louis Hartman is a co-founder of He began his career in Cambodia as freelance journalist. In same time he was making his living by playing poker every night at that time. Intense learner, he read dozens of poker strategy books to improve his skills during many years. With a strong interest about poker "behind the scene" in Asia and his communication skills, Louis launched Somuchpoker in 2014.

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