Isildur1 To Play Live At PartyPoker’s Big Game On April 11-13April 1, 2010 8:08 am
Following entrepreneur and poker pro Tony G’s generous offer to stake Isildur 1 at the upcoming PartyPoker Big Game IV, it would seem that the mystery Swede has finally accepted.
Commenting on the exciting new development, managing director of Matchroom Sport Eddie Hearn said:
“It was important to me that Isildur1 made his first major TV appearance on one of our shows. Tony and I have worked hard to ensure this happened and we are delighted to welcome him to The PartyPoker.com Big Game IV. ..Quite simply, this will be the most hotly anticipated poker show of all time.”
Last week, Tony G offered to pay for Isildur1’s flight, accommodation, stake for the whole 48 hour cash game, as well as the option to keep his face masked throughout the show.
With the cat firmly out of the bag and more and more stories circulating every day confirming the belief that Isildur1 is actually Viktor Bloom, maybe the mystery Swede thought there was now little to be gained by turning down Tony G’s generous offer. Consequently, Tony G has now received an e-mail from Isildur1 confirming his attendance at the Les Ambassadeurs Casino in London’s Mayfair from 11 to 13 April.
Having been taken up on his offer, Tony G commented later: “I have got to know Isildur1 over the past few months – I count him as a friend. I really cannot wait…this will be the biggest poker event in history…I spoke to him this morning and he has confirmed he will accept my offer to fully stake him for the event. I am delighted but I am going to crush him!”
Isildur1 will now be taking his place amongst an all-star line-up which will include Tony G, Luke “Full Flush” Schwartz, Phil Laak, Isaac Haxton, Neil Channing, Jennifer Tilly, Laurence Grondin, and many others.
In the meantime, a PartyPoker spokesman has confirmed the story and was keen to point out: “Please note this is not an April fool, Isildur1 has joined the line-up!”