If you do not know who Isildur1 is then you either don’t know poker or you have been living under a rock for the past few months. Isildur1 is one of the most talked about online poker pros for two reasons: one he is a mystery player; no one knows who he is, and two he has been part of the largest high stakes games to take place over the past few months.
Just a few days ago we brought you the story that Isildur1 was invited by fellow poker pro Tony G to participate in the upcoming Party Poker Big Game IV. Tony G offered to stake the mystery poker pro for the tournament as well as put him up in a hotel. Not only that, but the offer was made to isildur that he could remain masked the entire time to uphold the mystery of his identity.
Now news has broke that Isildur1 has accepted the offer from Tony G and he will be attending the event. many have wondered ‘ok, its April Fool’s day….is this a joke?’ but according to a Party Poker spokesperson it is not. The spokesperson confirmed that Isildur1 was participating by commenting: “Please note this is not an April Fool. Isildur1 has joined the lineup!”
Tony G commented on Isildur1 competing in the competition by stating: “I have got to know Isildur1 over the past few months – I count him as a friend. I really cannot wait…this will be the biggest poker event in history…I spoke to him this morning and he has confirmed he will accept my offer to fully stake him for the event. I am delighted but I am going to crush him!”
Commenting on the exciting new development, managing director of Matchroom Sport Eddie Hearn said: “It was important to me that Isildur1 made his first major TV appearance on one of our shows. Tony and I have worked hard to ensure this happened and we are delighted to welcome him to The PartyPoker.com Big Game IV. ..Quite simply, this will be the most hotly anticipated poker show of all time.”
Every day stories are circulating online as to whom Isildur1 is. For the most part, many believe he is Viktor Bloom. The recent stories coming out have made people not be surprised at isildur1’s agreement to compete because if it is Bloom, then everyone is already aware. But what if it is not? What if Isildur1 is some unknown player we have never heard of? Or what if he is someone every knows but does not expect? It will definitely be interesting to see who the mystery poker player is once and for all. Everyone in the poker community, fans and pros alike will be waiting on pins and needles to see who the poker pro is as well as how he does in live play, since we have only seen his progress in the online area.