Event 14: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em Shootout

That's Our Isildur

• Taso 1: 25-25, 0 ante
Viktor Blom

There are players that come along every so often that capture the imagination of the poker public so much so that almost become demi-gods. We're talking about your Brunsons, Iveys, Negreanus, and now your Bloms.

Viktor "Isildur1" Blom was an online mystical like figure until he emerged from the shadows of laptops and entered the live scene. One of his signature moves is the huge river bet that piles pressure on opponents. The young kid from Sweden hasn't let us down today of that front.

We reached the table when Blom was heads-up to the river of a {4-Clubs}{q-Diamonds}{2-Diamonds}{10-Spades}{k-Diamonds} board and around 2,500 had made it into the middle. Blom's opponent checked to him and he moved all-in for 2,975. Standard.

His opponent made the call with {10-Clubs}{10-Hearts} for a set but it was no good versus Blom's {9-Diamonds}{7-Diamonds} for a rivered flush. "Nice hand."

"Thanks," returned Blom who's already up to 10,500.

Rupert Elder is sat two seats along from Blom and he looked at me and then looked at the heavens. He and David "Bakes" Baker, who is two more seats along, will not have an easy ride today.

Tagit: David "Bakes" BakerRupert ElderViktor Blom