Isildur1 Leads EPT Grand Final High Roller

Viktor "Isildur1" Blom.

Enigmatic online phenom Viktor "Isildur1" Blom has grabbed the overnight lead in the EPT Grand Final High Roller event kicking off in Madrid, Spain Thursday.

The young Swede shocked the poker world in the fall of 2009 taking on the biggest names in the online game at the highest stakes, including playing the only two seven-figure pots ever recorded against Phil Ivey and Patrik Antonius, all while attempting to keep his true identity a secret.

In January of this year, the worst kept secret in poker was revealed when Viktor Blom admitted he was Isildur1 and signed with Team PokerStars.

Although the socially awkward and media-shy Blom refused to do interviews, he has since played at several PokerStars events and hosted an online challenge against stars of the game like Daniel Negreanu and Tony G.

Now, Blom is leading the remaining field of 36 players in the EPT Grand Final's $25,000 High Roller.

He currently has 225,800 in chips with 2009 PCA third-place finisher Benny Spindler hot on his heels.

Among those also still in the running for the title are Team PokerStars Pros Bertrand "ElkY" Grospellier, Johnny Lodden, Humberto Brenes, Vanessa Rousso, Ville Wahlbeck and 2011 PCA Super High Roller champion Eugene Katchalov.

Plus, fellow online high stakes stars Tom "durrrr" Dwan, Sami ''LarzLuzak'' Kelopuro and Luke "FullFlush" Schwartz.

The event attracted 58 players creating a €1,435,500 prizepool with €525,000 reserved for first.

Eight places will get paid.

The High Roller will run though Saturday, May 7, the same day the EPT Grand Final main event begins.

Sami Kelopuro Finland
Johnny Lodden Norway Team PokerStars Pro 140000
Galen Hall USA
Luke Schwartz UK
Tom Dwan

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