Isildur1 Crushes durrrr in $200k High-Stakes Challenge

Viktor Blom
Viktor Blom proves to be a thorn in Tom Dwan's side once again.

Viktor “Isilidur1” Blom came out on top in a high-stakes online challenge on Full Tilt Poker this weekend, handily winning $200,000 from American pro Tom “durrrr” Dwan.

Blom issued the challenge last Tuesday and less than a week later the two titans were going toe-to-toe on the virtual felt.

What started as a winner-take-all match for $100k quickly ballooned to include a $200,000 buy-in and six tables of $100/$200 heads-up No-Limit Hold’em.

The rules were simple: Battle until one player was left with nothing.

It took only two and a half hours and 1,381 hands for that to happen with Blom dominating the action from start to finish. The biggest pot of the session was a $104k behemoth won by Blom.

Tom Dwan
Tom Dwan hasn't figured out how to beat Viktor Blom.
 

The match officially ended when Tom Dwan shoved all-in for his last $3,500 with pocket tens and got called by Blom’s A 3.

An ace on the turn put the final nail in Dwan’s coffin and added another win to Blom’s very successful record in high-stakes heads-up challenges.

Blom, Dwan Reprise Legendary Heads-Up Grudge Match

In November of 2009 Isildur1’s identity was still unknown but it didn’t stop him from winning roughly $5 million from Tom Dwan in less than a week.

The loss was devastating for Dwan, representing the majority of the almost $6 million in profits he had racked up on Full Tilt since 2007.

For Isildur1, however, it was an express ticket to prominence in the high-stakes online community.

Since then both Dwan and Blom have won and lost high-stakes heads-up challenges of their own against many of the best players in the world, but it wasn’t until this weekend that poker fans got to see Dwan take another shot against his old rival.

Dwan and Blom, along with Gus Hansen, make up the new team of sponsored pros at Full Tilt Poker, known collectively as The Professionals.

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About Matthew Showell

Matt Showell was born and raised in the fair city of Vancouver, Canada. He now spends the bulk of his time traveling the globe, reporting on the world’s biggest poker tournaments. Matt has lived and breathed poker since the end of high school when he learned the most common variants at home games with his friends. In university he made his living playing low-stakes cash games and multi-table tournaments online while following the professional circuit on television and the Internet and in magazines.

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Adam Stone 2012-12-11 10:30:53

Jason Mo, Durrrr may be a fish, but you are an ungreatful worm.

If you want to prove to the poker community that he is a fish, why dont you challenge him to a match, everybody knows Tom has skill. I know why you wont challenge him, because Tom is a better player than you, so that would make you fish food. Maybe Isildur1 is a shark in the ocean, but when Tom plays in the pond he has no fear of anything bigger than him all he sees are little worms.

You are a PPH, poker player hater. You are no good for poker, as there is no room for haters like you. If Dwan is a fish, go fishing dont tap on the glass and scare the fish away. Respect Dwan and Dwan shall respect you, Fulltilt just started back up, he is just getting his financial situation in order, he is a good son of god, he will show that but you must show him faith. I also find it funny jungleman isnt here running his mouth, probably because they have something inplace or its being worked on and he has faith in Tom Dwan being a good person. If you want the cops to treat everyone innocent until proven guilty we need to put trust back into man, man will accept this trust that he is given which is a gift and stand tall. If you dont give the gift of trust to man, he has no gift and doesnt understand trust and doesnt have the bond of trust within.

GL to both of you

Harold Ramis 2012-12-10 19:27:29

Anyone else find it wierd that the two biggest names in online poker randomly have "dur" in their names what are the odds on that. They must have coordinated that somehow.

bub 2012-12-10 19:24:12

They should play live. Durrr would smash him live.

Jason Mo 2012-12-10 15:48:41

See told you durrrr is a fish