Isildur1 Off To A $287,500 Winning Start At PokerStarsDecember 10, 2010 8:25 am
Having joined Team PokerStars Pro this week, Isildur1 got off to the best possible start at his new home after winning $287,500 over a 14 hour marathon session of mostly $25/$50 PLO.
The Swedish pro started his day at 2.30pm (ET) Thursday and didn’t call it a night until 5am the next day, during which time he played 6,163 hands across up to six tables against a total of 75 opponents.
The railbirds were out in force to witness Isildur1’s first big public session at the site, and they were not disappointed either, as they got to see him win $2.1million in pots and turn an impressive $287,500 profit for the day.
Isildur1 took down several large pots during his $25/$50 Pot Limit Omagha session, the biggest of which was worth $73,325.
At the five handed table, Isildur1 raised to $225 from under the gun (Js,9d,7s,6d) only to be re-raised by urnotindangr to $800. Having made the call, Isildur1 then check-raised the 4h-Qc-5s flop from $1,150 to $4,350 with his open-ended straight draw and was called.
Completing his straight with a 3h turn card, Isildur1 then proceeded to extract maximum value from urnotindangr, first with a $7,850 bet on the turn and then a $23,600 bet on the river to scoop the $73,275 pot.
The top ten pots Isildur1 took down were worth between $73,275 and $42,993 and ensured he got off to a quarter of a million dollar winning start at PokerStars.
On joining PokerStars, the NL specialist Isildur1 was quoted as saying: “My goals now are to improve my live game for some upcoming events, continue to focus on no-limit heads-up Hold’em, but also try to develop my Pot Limit Omaha game.”
Isildur1’s first session would seem to indicate his PLO game is coming along leaps and bounds, although his play didn’t meet the approval of all posters on PokerStars comments section. Brad, for instance, wrote:
“Isuldur1 jams anytime he has a single pair with a open-ender or flush draw. Are you serious? This is brilliant play? Looks like a micro player with an ungodly amount of money.”
However, Isildur1 never claimed PLO was his best game but it still didn’t stop him winning $287,500 at PokerStars right off the bat, while entertaining a vast number of fans.
We look forward to reporting on Isildur1’s progress at his new home at PokerStars.