Isildur1 and Isaac Haxton face-off in PokerStars SuperStar Showdown

It didn’t take long for “Isildur1” to make a splash at PokerStars after signing a deal with the world’s biggest online poker room last week. On his first day at PokerStars, Isildur1 played at the high stakes poker tables for over 14 hours before ending with a massive $287,000 profit. If you’d like to see Isildur1’s incredible skills in action, just download the poker software for PokerStars and join the other railbirds currently watching him.

And you’ll definitely want to be watching when the anonymous online poker star from Sweden takes on Isaac Haxton in the PokerStars SuperStar Showdown. The Showdown starts on Sunday, December 19th when Haxton will risk $150,000 to play poker with Isildur1 in $50/$100 holdem poker games. And there’s a twist to this contest where the players will multi-table on four poker tables.

As you may have guessed, the PokerStars SuperStar Showdown is much like what Tom Dwan is doing with Patrik Antonius and Dan “jungleman12” Cates at Full Tilt Poker. The main differences are that this challenge is actually being advertised by PokerStars, and the money at stake isn’t as high. Even still, $150,000 is a lot of money!

Poker rules for the SuperStar Showdown dictate that the winner will be crowned when either 2,500 poker hands are reached or when one of the players busts out.

If you’re unfamiliar with the contestants in the PokerStars SuperStar Showdown, both Haxton and Isildur1 are pretty well known throughout the internet poker world. Haxton burst onto the casino poker scene when he finished second in the 2007 WPT PokerStars Caribbean Adventure ($861,789). In 2009, Haxton made poker news headlines again when he took second place at the $40,000 WSOP 40th Anniversary No-Limit Hold’em tournament ($1,168,565). In all, Haxton has cashed 13 times in the WSOP and earned over $2.8 million in live tournament winnings; this doesn’t even account for all the money he’s made in cash games.

Isildur1 is a little more known than Haxton despite never revealing his true identity. Isildur1 is famous for taking an initial bankroll of $1,000 and turning into a $1 million in just a year. The Swede has also been involved in some of the biggest poker pots in history, and was the first person to lose a $1 million pot. Most people would probably favor Isildur1 in this match up, but Haxton is certainly a good player who will make the SuperStar Showdown exciting to watch.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *