Isildur1 wins Superstar Showdown

Isildur1 wins Superstar Showdown

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

Viktor 'Isildur1' Blom was on the wrong of narrow defeats in his first two Superstar Showdown matches against Isaac 'philivey2694' Haxton. The Swede more than made up for it in the third match though, taking Haxton's $500,000 after three days of heads up action.

After taking a healthy lead on the opening two days, Blom needed $218k to complete the victory and got off to a flying start, boosting his lead by $40k on the very first hand. He kept up that momentum, firstly by cracking Haxton's aces and then by turning a set that also gave Ike two pair.

Haxton appeared crushed with just $22k left but went on a heater to build his roll back up to $160k. The comeback didn't last long though, with Haxton unable to hit an inside straight draw to crack Blom's aces or win a flip with AQ against the Swede's pocket 4s. The end came soon after with Isildur1 flopping trip aces to crush Haxton's K8.

All told, it took Blom 5,030 hands and 12 hours of actual playing time to take Haxton's half million, which works out at around $40,000 per hour. Nice work indeed.

"It feels good. It was a tough game," Blom told the PokerStars blog. "Haxton played good as usual. Maybe he played a bit too passive."

Tags: Viktor Blom, Isildur1, Isaac Haxton, Superstar Showdown, Philivey2694