Isildur1, the anonymous Swedish online poker star, has signed for the Team PokerStars Pro line up ahead of the imminent unveiling of his identity. For a while now, Isildur1 has carved his reputation online being involved in some of the highest profile tournaments and some of the most memorable hands in online poker history.
He first appeared on the online poker scene about a year ago at Full Tilt Poker. He maintained a low profile as he built up his game and slowly began to get noticed when he took on such professionals as Phil Ivey, Patrik Antonious and Phil Dwan. It is in games against such prestigious opposition that he has made his biggest marks on the poker world. He has been involved in all ten of the highest online poker pots in the history of the game and despite being a feared opponent who wins massive pots he has also experienced his fair share of huge losses at the tables.
Isildur1 joins an elite group of poker legends in the Team PokerStars Pro line up. Daniel Negreanu, Joe Hachem and Chris Moneymaker are all members and all will certainly welcome the online phenomenon that is Isildur1. As part of his involvement with the PokerStars team, Isildur1 will take part in a set of heads up matches designed for him. It will be called SuperStar Showdown and will contain sessions of 2,500 hands with a minimum buy-in of $50/$100. It can only lead to some more fantastic games of poker with, hopefully, more records and historic moments being created.
In an age when poker is being redefined by its presence on the internet, the game needs a player like Isildur1 who gives it a sense of rock ‘n’ roll stature. He symbolizes a new breed of poker player. He is part of the fearless generation of up and coming poker players who are making waves in the industry. His addition to the Team PokerStars Pro line up is only good for PokerStars and the game of poker itself. It will be intriguing to see who this man of mystery is when he finally reveals himself in the near future but, to be honest, his mystique and magical aura only adds to his image and makes one of the most dangerous players in recent times even more intimidating. One thing is for certain, the story of this magnificent player has only just begun.