If you follow online poker, then you probably heard the name Isildur1.
Isildur1 is an online poker sensation who appeared at Full Tilt Poker’s high stakes tables one year ago. A sensation as he came from nowhere to participate in the highest games on the Internet, not afraid to rub elbows with the best poker pros such as Tom “durrrr’ Dwan, Patrik Antonius and Phil Ivey.
He won and lost tons of money, millions sometimes in one session, and became the attraction for hundreds of rail birds always looking for a game where the average pot is more than the yearly salary of the American worker. If proof needed to tell he is a big shot player, he was involved in the largest pot in online poker at over $1.3 million dollars against Patrik Antonius.
The Isildur1’s myth is even captivating due to the mystery of this player’s identity. Rumored to be Swedish player Viktor Blom, however when Bluff Europe asked if it was him, Viktor responded that he is “not the man they are looking for.” Speculations abound about the true identity of the enigmatic player, but one thing is certain is that it will be known in the not too distant future as he just joined Pokerstars.
This is the coup for number one online poker room Pokerstars as they stole one of Full Tilt’s most followed player, and all the buzz and publicity that goes with him. The other poker players attracting as much attention can be counted with your fingers, Tom Dwan probably being the most observed player currently.
And Isildur1 did not disappoint for his beginning at pokerstars. In a marathon session of 14 hours of uninterrupted online poker, he won about $287k. Not bad for a first day at work. He played $20/$50 NLHE against renowned players Brian “$tinger 88” Hastings, Ashton “theASHMAN103” Griffin and Scott “urnotindangr” Palmer among others, and would not back down from anyone’s challenge.
Keep tuned, as Isildur1 will be heard again soon.