Party Poker and Matchroom Sport have announced that the mysterious high stakes poker phenom, only known as “Isildur1” will be making his television debut at the Party Poker Big Game IV 48-hour cash game which will be held in London on April 11-13.
Isildur1’s appearance has come thanks to the encouragement of PokerNews’ own Tony G who made Isildur1 an offer which he just couldn’t refuse. With Isildur1’s flights and accommodation covered, Tony G went one step further and offered to stake Isildur1 in the cash game!
Managing Director of Matchroom Sport, Eddie Hearn commented, "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. Even without an identity, Isildur1 has become the biggest name in poker within six months of high stakes online action. Quite simply, this will be the most hotly anticipated poker show of all time."
It’s likely that Isildur1 will wear a mask during the filming and his identity will be kept anonymous, despite strong claims that the mysterious Swede is young gun Victor Blom.
Isildur1 joins a lineup that includes Team PartyPoker.com’s Tony G, Premier League IV runner-up Luke “Full Flush” Schwartz, World Open V champion and Premier League hotshot Phil Laak, serial WSOP casher Isaac Haxton, Neil Channing, Laurence Grondin and Jennifer Tilly.
Many think that Isilidur1 will have a big edge in this game, with his incredible high-action style likely to put immense pressure on his opponents who are not used to such huge swings. Additionally, Isilidur1 is used to playing marathon sessions online so should have no issues with the 48-hour cash game.
In further exciting news, it has been announced that PokerNews will be the new presenting sponsor of the event which will include branding at the event as well as the bonus “PartyPot” offered to players every hour will now be known as the PokerNews pot.
PokerNews is also offering a huge $20,000 freeroll to give you the opportunity to take a seat in this big game! The exclusive Party Poker freeroll will be held on April 3rd at 14:00EST where the top two finishers will take their seat alongside Tony G and Isildur1!
The two $10,000 packages will provide a buy-in to the televised cash game and $2,500 for travel and accommodations. To qualify, you need to have downloaded PartyPoker through PokerNetwork/PokerNews, create a real money account, and make a minimum deposit.
Players must have earned at least 5 PartyPoker points to be eligible. Should either winner not be able to confirm their ability to attend PartyPoker Big Game IV, the package will go to the next highest finisher and the original winner will not receive a substitute prize.
Download Party Poker today and do not miss this opportunity to take part in one of the most highly anticipated televised high-stakes cash games of all time!
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