For all of the whispers and buzz Viktor “Isildur1″ Blom generated when he was an anonymous online poker player playing, and holding his own, against some of the most high profile poker players in the world, a new unidentified online poker player has become the talk of the town, thanks in part to this player laying waste to the high-stakes games in PokerStars.
The player, who goes by the handle 1Il|1Il|1il| and has been dubbed by the online poker community as “Barcode” is raking in serious profits at PokerStars, taking on some of the best online poker players, including, ironically, Viktor “Isildur1″ Blom himself.
According to PokerListings, Barcode even went bonkers on Isildur1, cleaning out the online poker legend for $173,000. More impressively, Barcode has already made $1.2 million in profit for the month of October – and last we checked, we still have over a week before November hits. This dude – or lady – is serious business.
The highlight of Barcode’s October rampage occurred last week when on a single day, he/she managed to obliterate the tables, racking up $500,000 of winnings on what we presume to be $200/$400 PLO games on Stars.
The real identity of Barcode has become a water cooler topic recently with plenty of speculation going around as to who he or she really is. The account is located in Canada, which could suggest that he or she is Canadian, although this has yet to be confirmed.
Be that as it may, there’s no denying that Barcode has been on the kind of heater run where legends are born. The player has had its share of losses – his/her initial go round when he/she first broke into the high-stakes online scene saw him/her drop $200,000 – but he/she also become more known for being the talk of the online poker world for being in the middle of one of the sickest runs we’ve seen in quite sometime.
Anybody that can win $500,000 on a single day playing poker certainly deserves the attention he or she is getting.