Who is Full Tilt high stakes player Isildur1?
Isuldur1 is a very mysterious professional high stakes poker player at Full Tilt Poker.
If there is one name that seems to always pop up in high stakes online poker gossips, it is Isildur1. The reason is that he suddenly appeared from nowhere at the Full Tilt high stakes tables and then went into a series of matches against all top players, including Tom Dwan, Phil Ivey, Gus Hansen, Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies and many more.
These matches have been followed by hundred of railbirds attracted by the action. Nothing seemed to scare Isildur1 and he beat record after record of largest online poker pot ever played, surpassing the million-dollar mark, just in one pot. His bankroll swings have gyrated accordingly, first with profits of a few millions, followed by losses of a few millions and then ups and downs.
Interestingly no one knows the true identity of Isiuldur1. This nickname's origin is the name of a fictional character in J.R.R. Tolkien's legendarium named Isildur. This hero created the realm of Gondor, which took a large part in the final events of the Lord of the Rings. Isildur1 is certainly an interesting name wrapped up in mystery and its choice was probably intended to contribute to creating a myth around high stakes player Isildur1 at Full Tilt Poker. There has been and there still is an ongoing speculation about who Isiludur1 is, but so far the truth has not come out.
Most pundits think that he has to be a poker pro, as an unknown amateur does not fit his profile. There is a persisting rumor that Isildur1 is Viktor Blom, a young Swede online poker who came out of nowhere at the ipoker network and rapidly created a bankroll over one million dollars starting with just $2,000.
One thing is sure about Isildur1, he is a very talented online poker player, able to play up to eight high stakes heads up table against strong opponents. And even Phil Ivey himself does not feel comfortable playing over four tables, as heads up matches require a tremendous level of focus. Isildur1 is mostly respected by the high stakes poker community, which attribute him a lot of skills with his very aggressive style. His weakness though is a tendency to tilt too easily.
Now the truth about Isildur1's identity came out in 2011 when he signed up at Team Pokerstars: he is indeed Viktor Blom. And so far he has been doing extremely well at pokerstars' high stakes tables. If you already play at pokerstars, use an absolute poker bonus code to get your bonus. Unlike stars, Absolute Poker is a room with a good ratio of fish to strong regulars.
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