Blom Makes Nearly $200k on Day 1 of “Superstar Showdown”

Published on April 1st, 2012 12:47 am EST

Superstar Showdown Promotion at Pokerstars - ISILDUR1 vs. PHILIVEY2694Viktor “Isildur1” Blom struck first in the mega “Superstar Showdown” earlier today, taking nearly $200,000 off of Isaac “philivey2694” Haxton.

In total, 1,901 hands were played between Haxton and Blom today, with Blom turning a profit of $198,438.

Per the terms of this mega “Superstar Showdown” match, Haxton and Blom started with $500,000 each. The two players will do battle at four $200/$400 No Limit Hold’em tables until one of the men has won $500,000 from the other.

Haxton and Blom will play each and every day, for four hours at a time, until one of the two has won $500,000. The match will resume at 1 pm ET on Sunday afternoon and will be paused again after four hours if neither player has felted the other.


This is the third “Superstar Showdown” match that has taken place between “Isildur1” and Haxton. Haxton currently has a perfect 2-0 record in the “Superstar Showdown”, with victories of $41,701 and $5,093.

Haxton is the only player that has had any success against “Isildur1” in the Superstar Showdown. Blom has a 10-3 record overall with a cumulative profit of $694,630. Aside from Haxton, the only other player to beat Blom in a “Superstar Showdown” match is Daniel Negreanu (Negreanu is 1-1 lifetime against Blom in the “Superstar Showdown”).


Will Haxton be able to dig out of a $200k hole, or will “Isildur1” finally avenge his two losses?


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