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Viktor Blom (Isildur1) could lose $149m in taxes

14/1/2011
According to calculations made by a Swedish newspaper, known as “The Local”, Blom could owe $149 million in Swedish taxes if his online poker funds get investigated.

Erik Boman, a tax agency spokesperson said: “Internet poker is something we`re looking in to and I know this poker player, but I can`t comment on whether we`ve opened the case.”

Since Blom only revealed his identity recently it might take some time for the authorities to catch up with all of his activities.

The 20-year-old began playing poker when he was 14 and became famous for his aggressive style of play as well as winning and losing millions in online poker games.

He played the 12 biggest pots in online poker history with some of the biggest names in poker but his identity was hidden until he signed a deal with Pokerstars Pro.

Blom signed with Pokerstars Pro before his identity came out but in the end he decided to reveal who he really was at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure tournament in the Bahamas.

By the age of 18, Blom was playing poker 15 hours a day, as he famously made $2 million in three weeks which got him known all over the world.

Whether the authorities are investigating Blom or not is still not known since they didn`t deny or confirm the question raised but since Blom lives in London it would be pretty hard to track him down with Swedish taxes.

Kate Kayuda
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