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Challenge Isildur1 Heads-Up at PokerStars' SuperStar Showdown

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At the end of last year we announced that the online poker phenomenon known as ‘Isildur1’ had not only revealed his true identity to the world as Viktor Blom, but also joined the PokerStars Pro Team. To celebrate, PokerStars launched the SuperStar Showdown and now the time is drawing near – your last chance to take on Isildur1!

For quite awhile now, Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom has been known as the world’s most famous high-stakes online cash game player. Over the last several months, many high-stakes poker fans have watched him play exclusively at PokerStars. That is where he has taken all comers who have the bankroll to challenge him in the high stakes action SuperStar Showdown matches. These heads-up matches are a single session of 2,500 hands, played out on four tables of No Limit Holdem and Pot Limit Omaha, at stakes of $50/$100 and up. The winner is the player that walks away with a profit after 2,500 hands, or wins all of their opponent’s table stake. And while these matches are exciting to watch, think what a rush it would be to actually play in one!

Find out how exciting the world of high-stakes poker is when you fight for the chance to take on
Isildur1 yourself and – you don’t need a nose bleed bankroll to do it! You can get in your very own Heads-Up SuperStar Showdown match with Isildur1 for FREE! Win a Final seat when you take down a SuperStar Showdown - Round 1 FreeRoll that takes place every Saturday until April 2nd at 13:45 and 17:45EST. Or, pony up just $10 + $1 to play one of the Round 1 Daily SuperStar Showdown satellites that run until April 3rd at 14:00 and 19:00 where the winner gets a SuperStar Showdown Final seat and the top finishers share a prize pool. Find the satellite qualifiers and get your seat today by going to the PokerStars Lobby and looking under the ‘Tourney’ and ‘All’ tabs for the ‘Showdown’ events.

Time is running out for you to win your SuperStar Showdown seat because the last final SuperStar Showdown will be held at 16:10 on Sunday, April 10th!  Grab the win and you will be on your way to play a Heads-Up Match with Isildur1! All those players that couldn’t beat you will have to settle for winning a share of the $3,900 cash prize pool if they manage to place 2nd through 16th.

Once you find yourself face to face (or avatar to avatar) with the world famous Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom, your SuperStar Showdown heads-up match will see you seated with a bankroll of $15,000 playing stakes of $5/$10. Play your best because not only do you get to keep whatever you win when the match is finished, but if either you or Isildur1 takes each other’s whole $15,000 bankroll during the match, a special $10,000 knockout bonus will be given to the victor!

When he joined the PokerStars team, Isildur1 said: “I chose to join PokerStars because it's the biggest site and it will be an exciting challenge. It means a great deal to be playing in a team alongside players such as Daniel Negreanu, Dario Minieri and Johnny Lodden. My goals now are to improve my live game for some upcoming events, continue to focus on heads-up no-limit Hold’em, but also try to develop my pot-limit Omaha game.”
And since that time he has been taking on all challengers, proving when it comes to winning heads-up matches online, he is a volcanic force to be reckoned with.  So if you think you have what it takes to beat Isildur1 at his own game, get to PokerStars today to win your SuperStar Showdown seat!

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