The eyes of the poker world have been on the live action at the WSOP long enough so tonight’s “Superstar Showdown” between Viktor “Isildur1” Blom and Terje “Terken89” Augdal has been a highly anticipated spectacle for lovers of the virtual felt. However, the match-up seemed more of a mismatch as Blom ran over his opponent and cruised to the $150,000 profit needed to end NLHE/PLO challenge after just 1566 hands.
To be fair to Terken89 he was on the receiving end of some pretty mean variance as Blom ran ~70K over EV on the PLO tables. Although he was certainly running hot, Isildur1 was dominant throughout the match and ended the contest a more than worthy winner pocketing $32k the hold ‘em tables and $118k from PLO.
Terken89 never really got a foothold in the game despite bursting out of the blocks taking a full buy in from his opponent in the very first hand of the contest . Despite this initial setback Isildur quickly pulled away from Terken89 and applied the pressure as only he can to get the job done in record time. Of the 22 pots over $20k Isildur scooped 16 of them, including all four pots in excess of $30k.
Isildur has now emerged victorious in all but one of his Superstar Showdowns, losing only his first challenge to Ike Haxton (he won approximately $124k in total during his two part match vs Daniel Negreanu so was the overall winner despite dropping $26k in the second match).
Isildur1 runs hot in PLO right to the end
Big pot for a small hand – Terken89 surprised to scoop this one at showdown
Terken89 overplays his Aces, loses biggest hand of the night
Isildur1 takes another huge pot as one of his draws hits the river