Isildur1 First Event Ever at WSOP

06 June 2012

Today is fulfilled the tenth day since the current edition of the World Series of Poker ® started. And perhaps the biggest highlight of the day we have, beyond the delivery of bracelets, is the apparition of which may be the media favorite player (at least online) of the day: Viktor "Isildur1" Blom.

The golden Swedish, begun his first participation of the WSOP ® in Las Vegas. He has already participated in the WSOPE, but we all know that the "temple" of poker is in the U.S. during the WSOP, and that's where Isildur wants his crown.

His first tournament, and the one we will begin our review of the day was Event #12 $10,000 HU NL Hold'em. Participation has been of 152 players, of which only 32 passed to day 2. These numbers are significantly below of those from same event last year:

First, the “large” HU NL Hold'em event last year was $ 25,000 buy-in, while this year is $ 10,000.
Last year's winner, Jake Cody took about $ 850,000. This year the winner will not reach $ 400,000.
Was expected, since the buy-in is much lower than the previous edition, there would be greater participation, but not quite like that at all (at least not as much as expected). Last year there were 128 players who played this event. The figure for this year has been much higher: 152. Times of crisis?

In any case, things started well for Victor “Isildur1” Blom, who in his first "match" beat the recent bracelet winner, Andy Bloch. Another of the famous who fell in the first round was Vanessa Rousso at the hands of Antonio Esfandiari, Sam Trickett at the hands of Victor Illyukhin, and Joseph Cheong against Jacob Goldshall.

In the following round, while Esfandiari was in charge of Isaac Haxton, and names like Phil Ivey, Jason Mercier, Michael Mizrachi went to the next round, Viktor Blom experienced for the first time in his life, the feeling of busting out a tournament at the WSOP ®. Tomy Chen will be remembered as the first executioner of Isildur1 in Las Vegas when his Qd 6d (in the final hand) hold up against the 8d Jd of the Swedish prodigy.

After this round, 64 players remained. They had to play one more round to get the prize positions.

In this latest round, some major players fall such as Daniel Negreanu, Ludovic Lacay, Frank Kassela, Michael Mizrachi and Phil Ivey himself, who keeps up his streak of 0 ITM's in these WSOP®.

Among the 32 qualifiers for tomorrow, we highlight, Vanessa Selbst, Antonio Esfandiari and Tommy Vedes.



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