The story of ‘Isildur1,’ the unknown player who made the biggest upset in the history of high-stakes online poker, has been told and retold countless times. But it’s one of those stories that you can just listen to again and again, especially when it’s coming from Phil Galfond.
Unlike many who talked about Viktor Blom and his exploits, Galfond is one of those who actually played ‘Isildur1’ during his crazy run, and in his recent video, he remembers those long-gone moments that are still etched in his memory.
It’s an interesting take on this old story, coming from someone who was in the middle of it all, playing the man and talking to other high-stakes regulars, trying to figure out who Isildur1 was and what to make of his insanely aggressive style.
Whether you are already quite familiar with the story or don’t know much about it, you’ll enjoy this short video by Galfond where, among other things, he recounts the most memorable session of his poker career and coming from a player of his stature and reputation, this tells a lot.
But this story goes beyond online happenings, as Phil ended up becoming friends with Blom and had the opportunity to see behind the curtain, getting a unique insight into Viktor’s passion for the game and his personality away from the tables.
It’s an inside scoop of one of the biggest poker legends (even if he didn’t hang around for that long), so if you love the tales of poker history, you’ll enjoy every minute of this video!