04Jan
SuperStar Showdown: Isildur1 defeats TonyG

The poker community waited with bated breath as Isildur1 and Tony G battled it out on the second installment of the PokerStars SuperStar Showdown. Who would win? Would it be the mysterious Isildur1 or the acerbic Tony G? Well, if 2,500 hands are enough to decide, then the answer would be Isildur1, as it was him who won the showdown, ending with a profit of $44,000.

A Riveting Match

The two of them sat down to play two tables of $50/$100 No Limit Hold’em and another two tables of $50/$100 Pot Limit Omaha. The match began with Tony G securing a pretty early lead, courtesy of Pot Limit Omaha. But Isildur1 was having a pretty excellent run in Hold’em. Not content to take the lead in just one aspect of the game, Isildur1 also proceeded to mow Tony G down at Omaha. Tony G managed to hold on to a profit for the first 200 hands, but it went downhill from there. Pretty soon, Tony G was inundated by Isildur1’s skills on multi-tabling. Tony G is a pretty talented nosebleed-stakes player, after all, but isn’t quite used to multi-tabling yet. The values see-sawed throughout the match though, so it was pretty exciting.

But it soon became clear that Isildur1 was the winner, though Tony G certainly fought bravely. In the end, Isildur1 practically bowled Tony G over in Pot Limit Omaha, but got only a profit of $500 for Hold’em.

The Whole Story

Of course, if you believe that that’s all that ever happened, you’re fooling yourself. Either that or you haven’t been around long enough to witness Tony G’s tendency to dish out a verbal lashing to his opponents when he’s annoyed. The first barb actually came when Tony G tried to provoke Isildur1 with a rather sharp barb, saying that the Suede was ‘getting owned’, questioning whether Isildur1 was even qualified or committed to the game. Of course, actions speak louder than words, and Isildur1 responded by scooping in a pot worth $45,000. In the end, when Isildur’s victory was clear, Tony G conceded, saying “I have been humiliated… well done… let me go and look for my bike.” Of course, that wasn’t really the last words Tony G put in.

He went to the forums and posted his side of the story, asking everyone to ‘lobby for a rematch that is fair’. He wants the game to be played on his home turf at PartyPoker rather than PokerStars. He even said that he would add $50,000 to the pool to sweeten up the deal. Whether Isildur1 will accept or not is still unknown. But things have certainly taken a more interesting turn.

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