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Isildur1 Crushed Durrrr - Who Is the New King of Headsup Poker?

18 November 2009, By:
Who is Isildur1 who won more than $3 million from Tom "Durrrr" Dwan in a few poker sessions? No one seems to know except Isildur1 himself.
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During the last weeks, Full Tilt player Isildur1 has been on a crazy spree for the bankrolls of the world's best online poker players.

He's played against a range of the very best, like Brian Hastings, Haseeb Qureshi, Cole South, Phil "OMGClayAiken" Galfond, Patrik Antonius, Brian Townsend and THENUTHUNTER

Isildur1 won millions from Tom Durrrr Dwan

Not to mention legendary young gun genius Tom "Durrrr" Dwan whom Isildur1 has taken for at least three million dollars (!) during a crazy week of $500/$1000 headsup poker at multiple tables, including several record pots in the online poker history.

As a friendly gesture, Durrrr then invited Isildur1 to join him at the production of the next High Stakes Poker season, but Isildur1 chose to stay in front of his computer.

A few days later, Isildur1 lost more than two million dollars to Finnish pro Patrik Antonius in continued sessions of headsup poker, mostly pot limit Omaha. Just a small downswing...

No one knows who Isildur1 is, except that he seems to be from Sweden. Just like Martonas who made a similar effort just a couple of months ago, and of course Isildur1 could be the same guy - or the same team, maybe?

Viktor "Blom90" Blom most likely to be Isildur1

Several Swedish pros have been mentioned in this context, but so far they have all denied being Isildur1 - or Isildurrrr as some joker had it.

Jonas "Nebuchad" Danielsson who recently was "accused" of being Martonas (possibly backed by Martin Deknijff), said to a Swedish poker site that he's Isildur1 just as much as he's Usain Bolt.

Nebuchad called Isildur1 the best headsup holdem player in the world - easily - and expressed worries for the good health of Tom "Durrrr" Dwan as a result of this battle of grand masters.

Other names that have been suggested are Viktor "Blom90" Blom, Robert "Gulkines" Flink, Mohamad "TerrorOfSweden" Kowssarie and Joel "Odonkor" Nordquist.

Viktor Blom seems to be the most likely Isildur1, judged by game style, obsession and skill level. The quest for Isildur's real name continues.

Who's behind the Isildur1 nick that may conceal the world's best headsup holdem player? Time will tell.


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