..

Revealing Isildur1 Overwhelmingly Negative Thus Far

Written by:
Patrick Flanigan
Published on:
Jan/10/2011
Isildur1

With the revelations this past weekend that popular online poker phenom Isildur1 is really Swedish poker player Viktor Blom, the allure of Isildur1 is essentially over.  For over a year, the mystery man has captivated our imaginations.

For a few short weeks after signing Blom, PokerStars continued to capitalize on his persona.

Many in the online poker community were not exactly thrilled with how the world’s leading Web card room handled the transition from Isildur1 to Viktor Blom during the site’s sponsored Caribbean Poker Adventure (PCA).

Aintluck.com noted:

Reaction to the reveal has been overwhelming negative so far, with most of those compelled enough to chime in being disappointed in both the way it was handled and in the outcome. There are however a couple of things that will finally be resolved and laid to rest as a result of this weekend’s reveal. From this day forth, any and all written accounts of Isildur1/Blom will no longer feature any of these overused phrases: the unknown Swede, the unknown player, “Isildur1, whose identity is still unconfirmed” etc.

Isildur1 has been the real deal since emerging on the Internet poker scene back in November 2009.

Aintluck.com points out that Isildur1 was involved in all ten of the largest online poker pots of all time.

- Patrick Flanagan, Gambling911.com

Poker News

Special Agents Crypto Fentanyl Sales Warnings Come at Dark Time for Poker Sector

Special Agents Crypto Fentanyl Sales Warnings Come at Dark Time for Poker Sector

Speaking at last week's CoinGeek Times Square conference Special Agent IRS Criminal Investigation, Richard Reinhardt, warned of the illicit sale of the drug Fentanyl through the blockchain causing countless number of deaths and, just one week later, we learn that poker pro Layne Flack was the latest victim of this scourge.

Gambling 911 World Exclusive: Poker Pro Layne Flack Died of Drug Overdose

Gambling 911 World Exclusive: Poker Pro Layne Flack Died of Drug Overdose

The story that everyone in the poker world is talking about as Gambling 911 confirms the beloved player died of a combination of fentanyl, cocaine and methamphetamine intoxication.

Phil Hellmuth at This Year's WSOP: "I Think I'm Going to Burn This F***ing Place Down if I Don't Win"

Phil Hellmuth at This Year's WSOP: "I Think I'm Going to Burn This F***ing Place Down if I Don't Win"

"Unrelentingly", "Unacceptably", "Unspeakably": Words being lodged at poker pro Phil Hellmuth this week.  Most of the words being used to describe him we don't dare publish on this family friendly site.

New Chucky Series Coming to Netflix: Will Star Poker Pro Actress Jennifer Tilly

New Chucky Series Coming to Netflix: Will Star Poker Pro Actress Jennifer Tilly

Most in the poker world know Jennifer Tilly as one of the best female poker players, but the rest of the world knows her as none other than the Bride of Chucky.

Americas Cardroom Relaunches Million Dollar Sundays

Americas Cardroom Relaunches Million Dollar Sundays

The tournament features a $1 Million guaranteed prize pool and satellites start at just $2

Syndicate