Isildur1 Wins Two SCOOP Events

Following winning the PokerStars Spring Championship of Online Poker (SCOOP) #2-M $215 NLHE event, ‘Isildur1’ took down the #3-H $530+R NLHE 6-max event, too.

Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom

PokerStars pro Viktor ’Isildur1’ Blom accomplished something big on 6-8 May; despite the fact he has been always considered primarily a cash game and heads-up specialist, he has just taken down two consecutive SCOOP events. In addition to besting a field of 8,240 in the #2-M $215 NLHE event for $247,200, he also won the #3-H $530+R NLHE 6-max event.

In the latter tournament, the first hand was played on 7 May with 486 entrants; after 740 re-buys and 374 add-ons, the prize pool grew to a respectable $800,000. They played it down to the final table on Day 2, and the setup was as follows:

SCOOP #3 Stacks



First out was ‘snake8484’, eliminated by ‘Isildur1’, then ‘B4d3m3!st3r’ ran into ‘Ruxandescu’s’ aces.


Blom had dropped down before getting his second scalp of the finale, beating Sussie Smith’s busted straight draw. After yet another weaker period, doubling up like seen below re-established his position:

With the elimination of ‘BiatchPeople’, the heads-up between ‘Ruxandescu’ and ‘Isildur1’ was played down like this:

‘Ruxandescu’ first increased his lead…

...but the PokerStars pro doubled up again:

‘Isildur1’ was once again in the lead, flopping a top pair against a nut flush draw, and eventually won the final table with another all-in on the flop.


Blom got $160,000 for his finish and the honour of being a double SCOOP champion.

The end results are as follows:

SCOOP #3 Winnings

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