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I guess it's no surprise that Isildur1 was going to capitalize on all his fame. Everyone was after him and when he bailed on Tony G you had to wonder that this mysterious Sweedish poker player might have realized that he had value.
His only concern was that he wanted to remain anonymous. Even though there is wide speculation that Isildur1 is Viktor Blom, his true identity has not been officially revealed.
This morning PokerStars announced that they have added Isildur1 to their PokerStars Team Pro stable. This anonymous figure who created such a frenzy on Full Tilt Poker will now be playing on PokerStars.
If you want to play Isildur1 heads up PokerStars has created the Superstar Showdown.
A SuperStar Showdown is a high stakes, heads-up match consisting of a single session of 2,500 hands. The match is played across four tables of No Limit Hold’em and Pot Limit Omaha, at stakes no lower than $50/$100. The winner is the player that shows either a profit after 2,500 hands, or wins all of their opponent’s match bankroll.While PokerStars is the world's largest online poker room, Full Tilt Poker has been where the big online cash games have been played but PokerStars has been fighting to get in on that action.
PokerStars' Team Pro front man Daniel Negreanu has been playing more high stakes cash games online at PokerStars and PokerStars has also been revamping different aspects of their cash game tables to make them more attractive to online players.
Grabbing Isildur1 is going to attract a lot of viewers wanting to see his famous up and down swings. So far he's played about 2,500 hands and is up $8.7k. One of the first players to go up against Isildur1 on PokerStars is Phil Galfond (MrSweets28). Galfond has played 1,624 hands against the secret Swede and is down over $34k to him.
Maybe this time Isildur1 might want to try my bankroll management spreadsheets but that doesn't seem to be his style and I doubt PokerStars will funnel him more money to keep playing if he goes broke.