Isildur1 victorious in latest Superstar Showdown

Posted by Steve Ruddock on Mar 20, 2012 Posted in Poker News | No Comments »

After blowing a near $100,000 lead over Isaac Haxton in last week’s Superstar Showdown on PokerStars –the first Superstar Showdown match the site has hosted since last June—Team PokerStars Pro Viktor “Isildur1” Blom came back with an impressive victory of UK high-stakes pro Andrew “Kanu7” Millar.

The two high-stakes heavyweights squared off in a 2,500 Heads-Up No Limit Holdem match spread across four $100/$200 tables, and when the dust settled it was Isildur1 coming out victorious with a profit of around $37,000 ($37,687 to be exact).

Over the course of the match only one pot exceeded $100k (compared to the usual wild-rides that Blom is usually a part of this match was more on the tamed side) as Blom picked off a huge river-bluff by Millar, snap-calling with bottom pair on a J-4-A-5-9 board. Blom showed K/4 while Millar held an eight-high (with a missed gutshot holding 8/7).

Blom, considered one of the best young talents in the game as well as one of the most enigmatic, finally broke through with a big live tournament win this year, winning the $100k Super-High-Roller tournament at the 2012 PCA in January, where Blom pocketed over $1 million for the win.

Blom now has a very impressive record in Superstar Showdown matches, currently at 9-2, with his only two losses coming at the hands of Haxton. Blom hasn’t just bested well-known players like Tony G and Daniel Negreanu either; he also has Superstar Showdown wins against young Internet phenoms Daniel Cates, Scott Palmer, and Rui Cao. Here is a look at each Superstar Showdown match Blom has played:

* Dec. 19, 2010: Isaac “philivey2694” Haxton — Result -$41,701

* Jan. 2, 2011: Antanas “Tony G” Guoga – Result +$44,280

* Jan. 30, 2011: Daniel “w00ki3z” Cates – Result +$51,196

* Feb. 13, 2011: Eugene “MyRabbiFoo” Katchalov – Result +$111,750

* Feb. 27, 2011: Attila “DodgyFish72” Gulcsik — Result +$10

* March 20, 2011: Daniel “KidPoker” Negreanu (part 1) – Result +$150,000

* March 27, 2011: Daniel “KidPoker” Negreanu (Part 2) – Result -$26,500

* April 3, 2011: Scott “urnotindangr” Palmer (Part 1) — -Result $5,425

* April 10, 2011: Scott “urnotindangr” Palmer (Part 2) – Result +$66,607

* April 24, 2011: “Mastermixus” — Result +$1,279

* June 19, 2011: Rui “PepperoniF” Cao — Result +$150,000

* March 11, 2012 (completed March 13, 2012): Isaac “philivey2694” Haxton — Result -$5,093

* March 18, 2012: Andrew “Kanu7” Millar – Result +$37,687

PokerStars hasn’t announced who will be part of the next Superstar Showdown or when it will take place, but we will be sure to keep you updated as it now appears the site is once again heavily marketing one of its biggest stars in Blom.

For more information on the match between Kanu7 and Isildur1 you can head over to the PokerStars Blog.

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