SuperStar Showdown: Tony G Comes Next

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2011. December 30.
According to official <a href=" http://www.rakerace.com/poker-rooms/pokerstars/" title="PokerStars Room Review"><strong><em>PokerStars</em></strong></a> announcement, <strong><em>Isildur1</em></strong> plays against <strong>Tony G</strong> in the second game of the S<em>uperStar Showdown</em>, a series specifically designed to challenge the elusive Swede pro. Play begins at 16:00 ET on Sunday, 2nd January, 2011.<br />
The first clash of the Showdown took place between Isildur1 and Isaac 'philivey2694' Haxton; although the Swede led for the most part, it was eventually Haxton who emerged victorious with $41.701 in profit. Isildur1 almost immediately demanded a re-match, saying Haxton could win only due to his luck. He has to wait for striking back, though; PokerStars has just announced that his next opponent is no other than Tony G.

SuperStar Showdown

Their history makes this game particularly interesting: Tony G had tended to speak highly of the mysterious pro, offered him sponsorship and even invited him to Big Game IV, the 48 hours long live cash game show in London, organised by PartyPoker and Matchroom Sport. The Swede first accepted the offer, but called it off later, in the very last moments, texting Tony G that “Sry for not coming, take care bud.” G, of course, was most displeased and there has been bad blood between the two of them ever since.

The $50/$100 match is played on two NLHE and two PLO tables, won by whoever up after 2,500 hands. They bring their own money in, $150,000 each for the four tables in total. Isildur1 miraculously happens to be able to afford it this time: he is up around $300,000 this week, over $218,000 of which coming from a single session’s winnings after 9,600 hands of PLO.

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