Million Showdown: Isildur1 Takes $281,365 Lead Against HaxtonApril 2, 2012 11:55 am
This weekend saw Viktor “Isildur1” Blom and Isaac Haxton kick-off their $1 Million SuperStar Showdown, with the Swede taking a $281,365 lead after two sessions.
The rules of this Special Showdown sees the two pros battling it out at stakes of $200/400 NL over four tables and at a limit of four hours per day until one of the players takes the others $500k starting stack.
The first of their sessions was played on Saturday with Haxton initially getting off to a $44k start before Blom evened the score by the end of hour two. From there, Blom went into overdrive at a rate of $100k per hour to finish the four hour session with a $198k lead after 1,901 hands played.
As their $1 Million SuperStar Showdown resumed Sunday, the proceedings were almost brought to a premature close after Isildur1 extended his stack to $825k leaving Haxton just $175k behind.
Haxton’s fortunes then changed dramatically as he was able to reduce Isildur1’s lead to $85k at the end of hour two, helped along by a 148k pot he won with two-pair against his opponent’s top pair.
Hour three saw the two online prodigies fairly even before Isildur1 ignited once again in hour four to take a $382k lead. However, towards the end of their session Haxton staged a late comeback including winning a $75k pot holding pocket tens to Isildur1’s A-Q, to avoid near total ruin.
By the time their time was up on the day, the duo had played a further 1,733 hands at a profit of $82,927 to the Swede, to bring the overall total to 3,634 hands played with a $281,365 lead to Blom.
Despite taking a severe bruising, Isaac Haxton has still $218,635 from his original $500k to work with and he will be hoping that session three will belong to him as play resumes at 1pm ET today.