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Online Poker Phenom Isildur1 Closes in on $2 Million in Just Over Week

Written by:
Ace King
Published on:
Apr/16/2013
Online Poker Phenom Isildur1 Closes in on $2 Million in Just Over Week

One of online poker’s most famous young players, Viktor “Isildur” Blom, has won over $1.5 million in just over a week.

Following last week’s $1 million in winnings, Isildur1 took in another $548.1 million yesterday playing against another notable online poker, Tom “Durrrr” Dwan.

Blom had sought sweet revenge for a defeat Sunday at the hands of Dwan.

HighStakesDB.com highlighted one of the biggest pots of the day:

Isildur1 flops two pair and improves on the turn to top two. durrrr also catches a little piece of the flop and improves on the turn to two pair. Isildur1 however is always ahead as a raising war ensues on the turn, resulting in Isildur1 taking down this $197.2k pot.

Both players flop a flush draw, with durrrr's being slightly higher. However, Isildur1's flopped top pair is good enough to take down this all-in on the turn $120.5k pot.

Speaking of Tom Dwan, he and Brian Hastings have finally announced the continuation of the so-called “Durrrr Challenge”, which has become more like the “Zzzz Challenge” as these series of un-eventful showdowns have been anticlimactic for the most part, dragging on the last few years.

This particular head-to-head online matchup has taken more than two years to resume. 

Cates tweeted: “well that was fast… but I think @TomDwan and I will get a good game soon.”

Cates had publicly called Dwan out via the social media tool Twitter for failing to resume the challenge, in which Cates was leading.

- Ace King, Gambling911.com

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