Daniel Cates versus Viktor Blom in SuperStar Showdown

Daniel Cates versus Viktor Blom in SuperStar Showdown

Thursday, 27 January 2011

So far, Viktor “Isildur1” Blom has made a small profit in the SuperStar Showdown after losing over $40,000 to Isaac Haxton and winning a little more back from Tony G. Now he faces his arguably toughest opponent yet in the shape of Daniel Cates, better known as jungleman12.

Cates, who will play Isildur1 at four $50/$100 PokerStars NL tables, has something of a history with Blom. On Isildur1’s first meteoric rise Cates gave him a lot of trouble at $25/$50 heads-up before taking to the $50/$100 tables and losing over $500,000 to the Swede.

Since then, Cates has established himself as the dominant heads-up player in the world when it comes to NL. In fact, when people wonder who the best heads-up online player is they will be torn between Cates and Blom for an answer.

The 2,500 hand match won’t prove to us definitively who the better player is but it will certainly be a great event to watch. It begins this Sunday at 5.30pm on the PokerStars clock; that’s 10.30pm GMT.

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