Daniel Cates To Battle Viktor "Isildur1" Blom This Sunday

Published on January 26th, 2011 4:48 pm EST

Superstar Showdown at Pokerstars - LogoPokerstars announced earlier today that Daniel "w00ki3z." Cates will be Viktor "Isildur1" Blom's next opponent in the "Superstar Showdown".

The match is set to start this Sunday at 5:30 pm ET on Pokerstars.

According to Pokerstars, the match will consist of 2,500 hands of $50/$100 No Limit Hold'em. Cates and Blom will battle it out over four tables until the 2,500 hands have been completed.

Daniel Cates, who made a name for himself playing under the "jungleman12" alias on Full Tilt Poker, was the biggest winner on FTP in 2010, raking in over $5.5 million in cash game profits on the site.

Viktor "Isildur1" Blom, on the other hand, made a name for himself in 2009 when he made an epic run on Full Tilt Poker and then spectacularly flamed out.

Both players are very comfortable multi-tabling, and both players are known for their aggressive play, which should make for a very interesting match.


Viktor "Isildur1" Blom is currently 1-1 in "Superstar Showdown" matches.

Blom's first match against Isaac "philivey2694" Haxton resulted in a $40k loss for "Isildur1". However, the Swedish phenom was able to bounce back by securing a $44k profit against Tony G.

The match this Sunday against Daniel Cates should receive a tremendous amount of attention, as both players have managed to reach superstar status in the online poker community.

Source: Pokerstarsblog.com - Isildur1 and Daniel Cates Have a Date


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