Winning a mtt with a 1.6mm dollar prize pool and over 8000 entrants would be a lifetime accomplishment for most poker players. Come to think of it, so would winning one with a 800k prize pool and 486 entrants. Well, what about being the most idolized cash game player of the generation and then nonchalantly accomplishing both of these feats on back to back days. As I sat and watched Isildur1 mow through another final table today, I could barely believe what I was watching. Blom has played in 12 SCOOP events up to this point. He has cashed in 3 of them, once for a modest 4k. He has managed to get into the top 10% of runners only twice. All of these stats sound
like they amount to a slightly above average series thus far. Of course, this all changes when you consider that each time he managed to crack the top 10%, he won. It’s a given that he, without a doubt ran like God throughout both tourneys, but it would be impossible to accomplish such a feat without some stellar play as well.
In today’s SCOOP 3-H event, Isildur1 once again reached the final table with the chip lead. However, this table did not lay down as easily as yesterday’s. While he managed to stay among the leaders all day yesterday, today was a high buy-in event, and therefore had
a much higher quality of players challenging Blom for the title. Finally, after a long final table in which Isi’s stack fluctuated quite a bit, he was able to build enough of a stack to get to heads up play. Admittedly, he luck-sacked the heads up match, winning one pot for his tourney life as a big dog, and two others in a flip situation. He finally set down his opponent, “Ruxandescu“, and added a further 160k to his earnings, bringing his total to 411k for the series. He had planned to play in many of the events, as he told us on his Twitter, but we will see if he takes a day or two off following these wins. If he holds true to form though, you can expect to see him back at it tomorrow, looking for the trifecta. We have posted some pictures from the tournament for those of you who missed it.
In other news, !p0krparty¡, is currently engaged in a deep stack battle with Phisherman36 at the 25/50 tables, and has discussed moving up to the 50/100 tables later on today. his bankroll is growing quickly, and after a rough start to the day he has moved into the black by 143k, with nearly 500k spread on his tables, after taking 240k off of Phisherman. His bankroll is somewhere around 600k+, as he is doing his best to keep us updated on his Twitter. Check him out quickly, as Phisherman’s bankroll is diminishing quickly and may not stay for much more. !p0krparty¡ has even grown a 220k stack on one of his 25/50 tables, after buying in for 5k.