Viktor "Isildur1" Blom made a sudden comeback at the tables this weekend, following more than three months of complete silence. Blom quickly fired up the high stakes games and won more than $1.5 million.
Viktor "Isildur1" Blom's surprise return to the high stakes tables on PokerStars this weekend is turning into yet another epic chapter in the tale of the young Swede's iconic career.
Following three months of complete silence and several rumors sending him away from Team PokerStars Pro, Blom all of sudden logged in again on Saturday and immediately began facing off with one feared regular after the other.
The Swede's good run began on Saturday, where he bagged a $620,000 profit after a trademark exhausting session of hardcore power-PLO against a number of PokerStars regulars.
On Sunday, "Isildur1" returned to the tables, and once again he would put on a display of impressive poker skills and stamina, taking on one opponent after the other in a new marathon session.
First, Brian "aba20" Towsend was put to school for a $180,000 profit, and soon after Blom moved on to face "Fake Love888", rumored to be Finnish high stakes star Patrik Antonius.
"Fake Love888" ended up dropping another $113,000 to Blom, and almost immediately after this was followed by another $136,000 from a heads-up encounter with Phil "MrSweets26" Galfond.
With a bit more than $1 million already in the bag from 48 hours of play, it then looked like "Isildur1" had called it a day, but in another surprise appearance, he then popped up to face Galfond in a rematch while also playing "VietRussian" heads-up.
These two meetings alone landed Blom another $500,000, leaving him up $1.5 million for this weekend's play.
The good run has also sent him into third place on the all-year winners list on PokerStars with profits of $1.88 million, according to Highstakesdb.com.
The only other player to have won more than that this year is Ilari "Ilari FIN" Sahamies, who has made more than $2.2 million over the course of 2011.