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Isildur1 vs. Katchalov in Next SuperStar Showdown

8 February 2011, By: Pokerjunkie.com
We now know Viktor "Isildur1" Blom's next opponent in the SuperStar Showdown.
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We now know Viktor "Isildur1" Blom's next opponent in the SuperStar Showdown.

According to the PokerStars blog, Eugene "MyRabbitFoo" Katchalov will be the next player to step up to the plate against the internet superstar.

The two will play each other on Sunday February 13th at 3pm ET.

For those unfamiliar with Katchalov, he burst onto the poker scene in 2007 when the took down the $15,000 WPT Doyle Brunson Classic. He outlasted a star-studded field, including both Jordan Rich and the DevilFish at the final table, to take home $2.48 million in prize money.

Since that time, Katchalov has amassed over $6 million in career earnings. He has five WSOP final tables, including three at the 2010 WSOP. He also took down the High Rollers Event at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure for $1.5 million.

This is the fourth Superstar Challenge for Viktor Blom. He currently sits with two wins and one loss. He lost the first match to Isaac Haxton and then defeated both Tony G. and Dan "Jungleman12" Cates.

Isildur1 has been experiencing some big online poker swings lately. After defeating Cates in the last Superstar Showdown he went on a run of about $600,000. He then dropped over $125,000 to Brian Hastings.

Although clearing around a half million since beating Cates, Isildur1 is only up around $100,000 on PokerStars this year.

The Superstar Challenge requires both players to four-table either $50/$100 NL Hold'em or $50/$100 PL Omaha. At the conclusion of 2,500 hands, the player in the lead wins the challenge.

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