From Matt Perry's Blog:
Ivey, Ivey, Ivey! Blom, Blom, Blom!
Sunday, 26 September 2010
Viktor Blom is just a sick, sick individual. There is no other way to say it. At this juncture it doesnít even matter if he is Isildur1 or not Ė he obviously is but heís still keeping schtum about it Ė because having watched him tear through the field at the £10,350 WSOPE Main Event I am fully prepared to believe that I am watching one of the best No Limit Hold Ďem players in the world. And heís 19 years old!
Isildur1 is famed for his overbets, which he will make for value, as a bluff or for razor-thin value with middle pair. Iíve seen five overbets from Blom over the past two days he has been playing and they resulted in three folds and two calls. Two of the three times he got folds; he showed a pure bluff (eight high and one pair on a A-K-9-T board); both times he was called he had the best hand. How you can hand-read so well is beyond me.
Even if he isnít Isildur1, which he is, then the story of Blom90 Ė who he definitely is Ė is amazing as well. He was playing $530 STTs on PartyPoker
in 2005 at the age of 15; he ran up a $2,000 deposit to $1,500,000 in five weeks playing heads-up cash before taking out half a million and losing the rest before doing it again. He has a huge stack at the moment and I hope he makes the final table because THAT will be fine TV.
Now, Phil Ivey. Everyone knows Iím an Ivey nuthugger and thatís because I play poker. He is the best, no doubt about it. As I write he has taken the chip lead after knocking out Nick Schulman and Matt Stout in consecutive hands as well as dropping us down to seven tables. I am praying for an Ivey v. Blom heads-up showdown for the bracelet because that would probably be the best thing Iíve ever seen. I could die happy then.
Anyway, no time for blogging Ė thereís WSOPE reporting to be done.