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Isildur1 to Attend PartyPoker Big Game IV

Isildur1 Identity Revealed?
By Chad Holloway of

For months now, the nosebleed stakes on Full Tilt Poker have been infiltrated by a mystery man who goes by the name “Isildur1.”  With his presence have come million dollar swings, the biggest pots in history, and the dismantling of some of online poker’s biggest names (Tom “Durrrr” Dwan for one).  Perhaps the biggest surprise about this whole situation is that no one knows who the man is that’s been causing such big wave in the online poker world.  That may all change in just a few weeks.

Isildur1 has been confirmed to appear on the televised Big Game IV at the Les Ambassadeurs club in Mayfair, London on April 11th.  A spokesman confirmed, “Please note this is not an April fool, Isildur1 has joined the line-up!”  Isildur1 will join Luke “FullFlush” Schwartz, Jennifer Tilly, Isaac Haxton, Neil Channing, Tony G and Phil “UnaBomber” Laak for the 48-hour high-stakes cash game.

Many have speculated that Isildur1 is a 19-year-old Swedish player by the name of Viktor Blom.  This speculation may be proven true in just a few weeks, but then again, maybe not.  It has been rumored that Isildur1 may wear a disguise or mask at the event to keep his identity a mystery.  In fact, Tony G, who is staking the Swede in the game, admits that he and Isildur1 are currently mulling over the various options, including keeping his identity a secret by utilizing a disguise or finally revealing himself to the world.  If they opt not to reveal his identity, they may face some criticism.  In his blog, Tony G preemptively addresses some concerns:

“Ah, ok, you are saying if he does wear a mask you could just put some random person in it as Isildur1 could be anybody?  Let me reassure you this is not the case – there are only three people who have seen the email from Isildur1 himself confirming his attendance.  I am hardly going to publish it now am I?  Trust me, this is the real Isildur1 whether he is in a mask or not and if he decides he does want to keep his identity secret I will provide evidence to prove that it is the man behind the avatar.”

The anticipation surrounding the Big Game IV is immense.  The question on everyone’s mind is: Will Isildur1 finally be revealed?  Check out Party Poker or the blog at for more updates.


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