Grudge Match On As Isildur1 Battles Tony G In SuperStar ShowdownDecember 30, 2010 7:21 am
Having joined PokerStars in December, a series of heads-up cash game matches have been organised for any poker pros willing to take on lsildur1 over 2,500 hands of NL or PLO at stakes no lower than $50/$100.
The first challenger who lined up to take on the mystery Swede was heads-up specialist Isaac “philivey2694″ Haxton, who ended up walking away the victor with a $41,700 profit.
Since then the poker community has been speculating as to Isildur1’s next opponent, which has now finally been confirmed as none other than the outlandish Tony G.
The news of Tony G’s imminent battle against Isildur1 was announced yesterday on PokerStars, with the details reading:
“On January 2nd at 16:00 ET, the King of Swing will meet The G. heads up over four tables. The game will be half no-limit hold’em and half pot-limit Omaha at $50/$100 stakes. Both players have escrowed $150,000 for the match.”
What makes this match even more interesting is the fact that the highly charged Tony G has a history with Isildur1, stretching back to him outing the mystery player as Viktor Blum in a 2009 blog entry.
Also, Tony G invested a lot of time and effort earlier this year offering to stake Isildur1 in the televised PartyPoker.com Big Game IV, only to have Isildur1 back out of the show at the last minute. Tony G naturally felt let down badly and exclaimed on his blog at the time:
“To say I am disappointed is an understatement..It has left a bad taste in my mouth. What you have to understand is that he reached out to me first and asked and then agreed to play. As far as I am concerned I am washing my hands with him and moving on. On your bike!”
However, it looks like Tony G couldn’t pass up the opportunity for some pay-back against Isildur1, which will add a whole new dimension to the latest installment of the PokerStars SuperStar Showdown. Luckily, we just have to wait less than a week now to find out what happens.