Isildur1 on Break - January Profits Drop to $3 Million

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2013. January 17. |
Viktor Blom (Isildur1) has lost a decent amount of money at the high stakes tables recently, so he decided to take a break from playing poker.
Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom has started 2013 fantastically:he earned $5,159,380 by 12 January. He ran into Phil Galfond (OMGClayAiken) the next day, however, which cost him a million dollars, plus another $5,777,555 the next day, to players like Sebastien 'Seb86' Sabic and SallyWoo.

Viktor Blom
Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom

Isildur1 rode the rollercoaster downhill from 15 January onwards, he waved goodbye to $411,550 more thanks to Alex 'Alexonmoon' Luneau, last year's cash game king Ben 'Sauce1234' Sulsky and Alexander 'PostflopAction' Kostritsyn. The Swedish pro's 2013 profits quickly dropped back to (the still amazing) $3,093,533).

Isildur1's daily results (1-15 January, 2013):

Jan 1: $564.546 (1.536 hands; 1st place on daily profit list)
Jan 2: $-116.896 (235 hands; biggest loser of the day)
Jan 3: $696.435 (793 hands; 1st place on daily profit list)
Jan 4: $715.586 (2.186 hands; 1st place on daily profit list)
Jan 5: $239.795 (1.307 hands; 2nd place on daily profit list)
Jan 6: $343.845 (1.846 hands; 1st place on daily profit list)
Jan 7: $273.463 (1.910 hands; 2nd place on daily profit list)
Jan 8: $1.356.296 (1.525 hands; 1st place on daily profit list)
Jan 9: $-509.563 (2.008 hands; biggest loser of the day)
Jan 10: $500.920 (3.025 hands; 1st place on daily profit list)
Jan 11: $619.175 (2.909 hands; 1st place on daily profit list)
Jan 12: $475.778 (3.880 hands; 2nd place on daily profit list)
Jan 13: $-1.076.742 (3.070 hands; biggest loser of the day)
Jan 14: $-577.555 (1.292 hands; biggest loser of the day)
Jan 15: $-411.550 (616 hands; 3rd biggest loser of the day)


Isildur1's results in a graph:

Isildur1 graph

It seems Viktor Blom lost $2,065,847 dollars between 13-15 January, and unusually of him, he stated that he's going for a break from high stakes cash games for a while.

"the good luck has turned to bad. time for break" - Blom wrote on Twitter.

The ultra-aggressive Swede did not appear at the high stakes cash tables on Wednesday, and it wouldn't be surprising if he didn't show up for the rest of January. The NBC Heads-Up Championship running between 24-26 January also makes this reasonable to think, as he announced his participation in the tournament a few weeks ago, and since it is held in Las Vegas, he wouldn'be able to play online poker there.

If Isildur1 will in fact have the strength to stop right now, he would close the month with $3 million profits, which would be one of the highest scores in a month. The current record is held by Brian Hastings, who earned $3,97 million in a December 2009, beating Isildur1.



With Isildur1 absent from the tables, the high stakes action calmed down. The biggest winner of 16 January was Scott 'mastrblastr' Seiver, who won $145,139 in just 1,716 hands.

The biggest winners of the year so far:


Isildur1: $3.093.533 (28.138 hands)
OMGClayAiken: $1.358.345 (7.335)
Bttech86: $1.045.472 (6.723)
SallyWoo: $747.258 (5.497)
noobmare: $283.334 (2.886)


The biggest losers:

Sauce1234: $-1.694.244 (8.379 hands)
IReadYrSoul: $-699.378 (827)
cottonseed1: $-586.346 (7.119)
durrrr: $-531.348 (6.519)
Schoitl: $-510.318 (4.367)

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