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Isaac Haxton Wins Superstar Showdown Against Viktor Blom

Written by:
Ace King
Published on:
Mar/14/2012
Isaac Haxton Wins Superstar Showdown Against Viktor Blom

The highly anticipated PokerStars Superstar Showdown between Isaac Haxton and Viktor “Isildur1” Blom has been won by Haxton. 

Haxton, a US-born player now residing in Malta, overcame Internet connectivity issues and a sizeable deficit to beat Sweden’s Blom. 

From EatMyStack.com

Haxton’s deficit widened to as much as $140,000 at one stage, as the two played $100/$200 Hold’em across four heads-up tables, but that was as bad as it got, and when fortunes turned Haxton was soon able to wipe out that deficit and build himself a lead of $80,000.  The contest wasn’t over however, and Blom battled back until the two were at parity once more.

A massive all-in looked like it would prove a decisive hand, but in the event both players were holding KT to make identical full houses.  When the 2,500 scheduled hands were finally up, Haxton held the lead, but it was a narrow one, he had made just $5,093.

The Superstar Showdown had to be postponed for two days due to Haxton’s connectivity issues.  Storms in Malta caused electrical power issues on Sunday, forcing the event to kickoff on Tuesday instead.

Isildur1 will face Englishman Alexander “Kanu7” Miller at the next virtual Superstar Showdown event this coming Sunday March 18, 2012.

- Ace King, Gambling911.com

 

 

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