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Antonius Hit Again By Isildur1

Mystery Swede is on an upswing it appears In days rather than weeks, the mystery Swedish high stakes online poker player Isildur1 has gone from a downswing that saw him lose $5 million to a recovery of $2.2 million, and he's done it at the expense of some of Internet poker's best exponents. Thursday saw Isildur1 back on Full Tilt, playing across several t...

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Brian Townsend Hammers Isildur1

Brit takes mystery ace for $1.1 million It's a series of clashes between online poker titans that has reenergised interest in Internet high stakes poker, and it appeas to gain rather than lose intensity despite the huge stakes involved - we're talking the NHLE and PLO matches being played out on the Internet nosebleed tables between mystery Swede Isildur1 - w...

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Now It's Patrik Antonius' Turn To Feel The Isildur1 Bite

Finnish online poker pro hit for $700 000 in latest clash with mystery Swede The succession of big money Internet poker clashes between mystery Swedish player Isildur1 and top world poker aces continues to deliver nightly entertainment and speculation to poker fans everywhere. In the latest episode, respected Finnish poker pro Patrik Antonius felt the pa...

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Asianlogic Selects Ibroker Sportsbook Software

Global Betting Exchange partnership opens up new Asian market opportunities The Dublin-based provider of online exchange and sportsbook software, Global Betting Exchange, has provided AsianLogic subsidiary Orient Capital Ventures Inc with its iBroker sportsbook software. OCVI has secured the PAGCOR sportsbook licence for the Philippines and has chosen iBr...

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Antonio Matias Wins Inaugural Vilamoura Poker Tourney

Matias survives ace-filled entry field to take home Euro 404 793 With 322 entrants, many of them top international players, the inaugural Pokerstars European Poker Tour Vilamoura was never going to be a cakewalk, and winner Antonio Matias (54) had to work hard for the trophy and the main prize of Euro 404 793 as the tourney climaxed over the weekend. The...

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Historic Pots In Online High Stakes Action

Isildur1 continues to attract the stars...and the big money Apparently unfazed by his multi-million dollar losses - primarily to Phil Ivey - late last week, the Swedish online high stakes player Isildur1 was back in action Saturday, mixing it up with Ivey and Patrik Antonius in a session that saw no fewer than five $800 000 or more pots - some of the biggest...

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Another Drubbing For Dwan

Isildur1 gives durrrr another $674 000 hammering The indefatigable, and apparently insatiable, online poker ace Tom Dwan was back at the virtual nosebleed tables again Friday night despite a hectic week of both live and online poker action. And predictably he targeted Swedish mystery player Isildur1 on the high stakes tables at Full Tilt Poker.com, undoubted...

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An Alternative Job For Pokerheads

Harvard expert says succssful poker players could make great Wall Street traders! The business news publication Bloombergs carried an encouraging article for top poker players this week, reporting on a respected Harvard academic who believes they would make great Wall Street traders. Brandon Adams, who teaches behavioural finance at Harvard University's D...

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Ivey Stops Isildur1 In His Tracks

More excitement on the virtual nosebleed tables The incredible run of Swedish mystery player Isildur1 on the virtual high stakes tables at Full Tilt Poker received an expensive setback Thursday night when a cool and controlled Phil Ivey stopped him in his tracks, scoring a massive $1.1 million win over the session. It was the second time in a week that Iv...

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Dwan Ends Challenge On A High Note

Poker ace makes it a series victory The Full Tilt Dwan Million Dollar Challenge concluded Friday at Les Ambassadeurs in London with a $750 000 win for Tom Dwan against UK businessman Sammy George, giving the young poker ace a 2 to 1 series victory. He had previously lost $22 500 to Italian Marcello Marigliano and pipped Ilari Sahamies at the post with a $...

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Tweet For Poker

New initiative by the PPA puts players in direct contact with their political representatives The million member Poker Players Alliance has launched its latest initiative aimed at legalising online poker in the United States, 'Tweet for Poker'. Using the popular Twitter.com social networking facility, the drive is designed to put poker players in direct c...

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Ziigmund Zapped - Twice!

Finnish poker pro has had better weeks The formidable Finnish high stakes online poker pro, Ilari 'Ziigmund' Sahamies has probably had better weeks following two drubbings at the hands of other expert players of the game. Raring to have a go at mystery online poker phenom Isildur1, who has been attracting attention all over the Internet with his big onlin...

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Isildur1 Faces The Online Aces

Mystery Swede continues to pull the crowds Full Tilt Poker's highstakes virtual tables are generating an increasing flow of spectator traffic to the website as the epic online confrontations between mystery Swedish player Isildur1 and a series of world class Internet aces continues to see huge amounts of money change hands. In the latest night's action, I...

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Dwan Goes Down In First Full Tilt Million Dollar Challenge Against Marcello Marigliano

Italy's 'Luck Express" takes the honours after 12 hour heads up The first contender in Full Tilt Poker's Dwan Million Dollar Challenge, Italian Marcello 'Luckexpress' Marigliano, has narrowly beaten the American online poker ace in London. Each player bought into the heads up for $250 000, playing at the Les Ambassadeurs club in London in the series of th...

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Shock Online Poker Development At Interwetten

Online poker website accuses network provider of weak quality Online players at the Interwetten poker website were astonished at a statement from the company this week which appeared to accuse its host Ongame network as delivering a sub-standard product. In the statement, Interwetten advises players that it is discontinuing its online poker offering effec...

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Online Poker And Sportsbetting For Quebec Soon

French-speaking province takes a bold step into the real world of gambling The president of Loto Quebec, Alain Cousineau, revealed in a speech to the Montreal Board of Trade on Tuesday that his organisation is about to make a bold move into online gambling, at least as far as online poker and sportsbetting is concerned. The Canadian Press reports that as...

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Major Rebranding For Ultimatebet

Tokwiro subsidiary has a new name, a new website and, it claims, a better offering In what will be seen by many as a strategy to put some blue water between the UltimateBet of today and the scandal-ridden online poker brand of the past, the online poker website has rebranded to UB.com. The Tokwiro Enterprises subsidiary, which operates with sibling Absolu...

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Patrik Antonius Takes Online Poker's Biggest Pot Against Isildur1

In a memorable clash with Isildur1, Finnish poker ace sets a new record The Full Tilt online poker tables in the high stakes area were abuzz last night as Isildur1 - the successful mystery player whom many believe to be Swedish player Viktor Blom - appeared for more action and was challenged by Finn Patrik Antonius, undeterred by his substantial earlier losse...

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More Online Poker Consolidation

Now Fair Poker and Noble Poker merge The consolidation trend in online poker continued this week with the announcement that two poker rooms on Playtech's iPoker network have merged. Playtech's Gibraltar-licensed Noble Poker and Fair Poker players have been informed of the merge, in which Fair Poker player accounts and loyalty points have been transferred...

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Isildur1 Has Another Great Night

Mystery Swede takes on the big names Isildur1, the mystery Swedish high stakes player who this week bit into Tom Dwan's Full Tilt online poker account for a cool $3 million spread the pain around Friday night, taking cash from other well known names. Patrik Antonius, Phil Ivey, Brian Townsend and Phil Galfond all had a go at the Swedish phenom, with Towns...

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