Isildur1 is back … Or is He?

by Lou on March 18, 2010


Isildur’s back. He returned from that disastrous night during the winter when he lost his entire bankroll to Brian Hastings at the nosebleed stakes tables on Full Tilt Poker. In the aftermath of that bloodletting, most observers wondered whether the enigmatic Swede would ever be seen again at the high stakes tables. But in the past month Isildur1 returned to rack up a profit of $1.4 million after reportedly being staked by online presence Tony G.

But it was easy come-easy go all over again as Brian Hastings beat Isildur1 for $1.5 million—busting him right back to where he started. In a nearly 3,000 hand-long $500-$1,000 pot-limit Omaha match, Isildur1—who racked up some serious losses at the hands of Phil “OMG Clay Aiken” Galfond and some serious wins over Ilhari “Ziigmund” Sahamies and Patrik Antonius—decided to confront Hastings again.

The match bounced around at the start, with each player up and down during the session. Then Hastings built a lead he never relinquished, and although there were no million-dollar pots, Hastings won most of the big hands, and when they called it quits, conventional wisdom held that Isildur1 was busted again.

But that wasn’t the case and the Swede played some $500-$1,000 pot-limit Omaha against Sahamies. Isildur1 in hopes of getting even, but he proceeded to lose another $300,000, which leads us to wonder whether he is broke or not. And if he’s playing on Tony G’s dime instead of his own, you have to wonder whether Tony will continue to invest in a horse who hasn’t proven he can do more than demonstrate just how much variance can be found at the highest of stakes.

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TexasHoldEmPokerTutorials March 24, 2010 at 1:51 pm

Very nice post!
Keep up good work!

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