Grudge Match On As Isildur1 Battles Tony G In SuperStar Showdown

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 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.

Other news:   Stephen Chidwick wins Purple Jacket at 2023 Poker Masters

Poker News
Victor Ramdin and PokerStars: The End of a Long Road
04 Jun 2018
Victor Ramdin has parted company with PokerStars following 12 years representing the site as a sponsored ambassador. News of the Guyanan’s departure was made just prior to the start of this year’s World Series of Poker, which was seen as a necessary move in order to preempt any confusion created by his lack of an
Phil Ivey and Maurice Hawkins In The Ascendancy Ahead of 2018 WSOP
21 May 2018
Last week, Valentin Vornicu captured two gold ring at the World Series of Poker Circuit New Orleans to top the WSOP Circuit Ring Winners list with twelve titles. Whatever clear daylight the Californian player had between himself and Maurice Hawkins, however, has now been narrowed to just one after the Florida pro won the $2,200
09 May 2018
One of the stories to emerge from the 2017 World Series of Poker had nothing to do with winning a coveted gold bracelet, but instead involved a multi-million dollar dispute between King’s Casino owner Leon Tsoukernik and Aussie poker pro Matt Kirk, with the latter accusing the former of stiffing him out of $2 million
27 Apr 2018
Doug Polk and Dan Bilzerian are both cryptocurrency investors with large social media followings, although this week there emerged some pretty serious differences between their approaches to digital asset. Whereas Polk prefers a long term approach to investing, Bilzerian seems to favor dipping in and out of the market depending upon whatever coin prices may