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Daniel Negreanu Dismantled by Viktor Blom in Latest Superstar Showdown

22/3/2011
Household poker name Daniel Negreanu has become the next superstar of poker to fall under the “Isildur1” juggernaut as Kid Poker was dismantled in 1,439 hands against Viktor Blom.

The affable PokerStars pro was the latest contender to take on the enigmatic Swede in his SuperStar Showdown, and despite early concerns over his online multi-tabling ability, Negreanu rose to the challenge.

Unfortunately for the Canadian, the bout was swift and brutal as a combination of Blom’s online experience and some very bad luck saw him lose his entire $150,000 buy-in in the space of four savage hours of NLHE.

The challenge was originally scheduled to be played over two Sundays and 2,500 hands, but Negreanu fell someway short of this target as he was felted just over half-way into the required total. Nevertheless, he has since confirmed that he’ll be picking himself up and dusting himself down to compete in the second round this Sunday.

The emphatic win took Blom’s SuperStar Showdown record to 4-1, with only Isaac Haxton having got the better of the Swede so far. Other players to have previously lost out to Blom include Tony G, Daniel Cates and Eugene Katchalov, though Negreanu has the unfortunate distinction of being the first player to be felted by him.
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