Isildur1 Wins High Stakes Rematch Against Hastings

Isildur1 Wins High Stakes Rematch Against HastingsDecember 8th 2009, two players experienced a defining moment in their high stakes poker careers when 21-year-old Cornell University senior Brian Hastings won $4.2 million from Swedish online poker pro Isildur1, whose huge loss blasted him off the Full Tilt high stakes scene until this month.
The ensuing controversy resulting from Hastings’ revelation that he had colluded with two other players to gather and analyse Isildur1’s hand histories had many poker fans arguing the mystery Swede’s bankroll had been decimated prematurely and unfairly.
However, Isildur1’s noticeable absence from Full Tilt’s high stakes tables was broken on Monday when he returned to reclaim $806k, mostly at the expense of Justin “ZeeJustin” Bonomo. Yesterday, he was at it again and stung Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies for $116k at $200/$400 PLO before winning another $247k against Tom “durrrr” Dwan, Di “Urindanger” Dang and Jani Vilmunen at Six-Max $300/$600 PLO.
Isildur1 hadn’t quite finished his impressive run, though, and before long a much anticipated rematch was arranged with his old nemesis Brian Hastings. The two pros then faced off heads-up over six $300/$600 PLO tables and 926 hands later Isildur1 had regained a measure of satisfaction as he walked away with $504,987 of the CardRunners pro’s bankroll.
Isildur1 now seems to have firmly hit the comeback trail, with Tuesday’s $869k profits added to his wins over the last few days putting him in the black for $1.4 million and thus making him the 4th biggest winner of 2010 so far.
With Isildur1 back in business and with a growing bankroll, poker fans will be looking forward to following the future exploits of this exciting and talented online pro, but perhaps in the back of their minds hoping that he might have learnt a valuable money management lesson in the meantime.

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