Isildur1 defeats Rui Cao in Superstar Showdown

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Jun 20, 2011 Posted in Poker News | No Comments »

Depending on how you keep score, Viktor “Isildur1” Blom is either 8-1 or 8-3 in the PokerStars Superstar Showdown matches he has played. The discrepancy comes from two matches being spread across two weeks of play –some people count them as individual battles, while others (myself included) view them as one match. That said, either way you slice it Isildur1 has been dominant in Superstar Showdown matches!

Isildur1’s latest victim was the high-stakes pro Rui “pepperoni” Cao, who challenged Isildur1 months ago, and just now got his shot at the Swedish poker prodigy since Isildur1 is just a few months shy of being able to compete in the World Series of Poker, so what else to do but play online!

Cao lasted a mere 2,257 hands into the 5,000-hand challenge match, having lost his entire $150,000 in stake-money well before the match was completed. Don’t feel too bad for Cao though, considering he recently boasted of being up seven-figures on Blom in their previous battles. You can read the lengthy report of the battle on the PokerStars Blog.

Here is a look at Isildur1’s track record in the seven Superstar Showdowns where he has faced fellow poker pros (Isildur1 is also 2-0 against online qualifiers in pared-down versions of the Superstar Showdown):

* Dec. 19, 2010: Viktor “Isildur1” Blom vs. Isaac “philivey2694” Haxton – Outcome, Ike Haxton +$41,701

* Jan. 2, 2011: Viktor “Isildur1” Blom vs. Antanas “Tony G” Guoga — Outcome, Isildur1 +$44,280

* Jan. 30, 2011: Viktor “Isildur1” Blom vs. Daniel “w00ki3z” Cates – Outcome, Isildur1 +$51,196

* Feb. 13, 2011: Viktor “Isildur1” Blom vs. Eugene “MyRabbiFoo” Katchalov – Outcome, Isildur1 +$111,750

* March 20 and 27, 2011: Viktor “Isildur1” Blom vs. Daniel “KidPoker” Negreanu – Outcome, Isildur1 +123,500

* April 3 and 10, 2011: Viktor “Isildur1” Blom vs. Scott “urnotindangr” Palmer – Outcome, Isildur1 +$61,182

* June 19, 2011: Viktor “Isildur1” Blom vs. Rui “PepperoniF” Cao – Outcome, Isildur1 +$150,000

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