Poker Enigma Isildur1 Joins Pokerstars
The biggest thing to hit online poker since, well, ever, is undoubtedly the mysterious and hugely talented Isildur1. The online player caused a massive frenzy when he hit the high stakes tables at Full Tilt last year and instantly won the affections of the railbirds as he took on all of the site’s top players. Seemingly fearless, he squared off against the likes of Phil Ivey, Patrik Antonius and Tom “Durrrr” Dwan, sometimes simultaneously. By far his biggest victim was Dwan who lost a few million before calling it quits. Variance soon caught up with the player, though, and a downswing against Brian Hastings saw him briefly felted.
The pros name still commands a huge amount of respect on the forums, however, and each new sighting of the player still causes a flurry of forum posts. Such admiration was only going to go unnoticed for so long; indeed, Pokerstars have now seized on the player’s appeal and drafted him into the illustrious roster. Now a fully fledged member of Team Pokerstars he will ante-up alongside the likes of Daniel Negreanu, Johnny Lodden and Dario Minieri. For now the player’s identity is to remain a secret, but with growing speculation it shouldn’t be long before the world finally sees the face behind one of the most gifted online poker players in the world.