Saturday, January 22, 2011

Islidur1 Signed by PokerStars!

PokerStars Signs Online Poker Icon ISILDUR1
Edit: It is in fact, Viktor Blom.

We are pleased to announce that one of the most mysterious online high-stakes players in the world “Isildur1” has joined Team PokerStars Pro. The enigmatic player, who has still yet to publicly reveal his identity, shot to fame in the poker world in 2009 when he took on and beat some of the biggest heads-up players in the game. But with a place on Team PokerStars Pro now confirmed, Isildur1’s real identity is set to be unveiled in the near future.

When asked what the deal means to him, Isildur1 said: “I chose to join PokerStars because it's the biggest site and it will be an exciting challenge. It means a great deal to be playing in a team alongside players such as Daniel Negreanu, Dario Minieri and Johnny Lodden. My goals now are to improve my live game for some upcoming events, continue to focus on heads-up no-limit Hold’em, but also try to develop my pot-limit Omaha game.”

In a bid to prove that Isildur1 is the best heads-up cash game player in the world, he will be playing a series of high stakes heads-up matches at The specially developed SuperStar Showdown format consists of a single session of 2,500 hands at stakes no lower than $50/$100. His first match will take place at 6pm ET on December 19, with the opponent to be named in the coming days. For more information please visit:

EditThe unveiling at the PCA was uneventual, anticlimatic if you will, no Phil Helmuth dramatics here.  But hopefully the action on PokerStars will be fast and furious!  I look forward to seeing what poker players will be brave enough to venture over to PokerStars for the showdowns.
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