Viktor Blom Takes On Isaac Haxton in $1 Million Winner-Take-All SuperStar Showdown
Posted at 03:52 2012-03-30
Viktor “Isildur1” Blom and Isaac “philivey2694” Haxton have already faced off twice in the PokerStars SuperStar Showdown. Now, the two high stakes pros are upping the ante for their third match.
On Saturday, March 31, Blom and Haxton will each sit down with $500,000 and play until one of them has it all — a cool $1 million. They will play four tables of $200/400 no-limit hold'em for four hours on Saturday. If that session ends without a winner, they'll play again on Sunday — and then every day until one player is left with zero.
In traditional SuperStar Showdowns, the match ends after 2,500 hands. The winner is decided by whoever shows a profit at the end of the match or felts his or her opponent in the process.
Haxton bested Blom in each of the first two SuperStar Showdowns. In the first match (played at $50/100), Haxton took $41,701 from the Swede. The second match was played earlier this month at $100/200, and Haxton overcame a huge deficit to win by a slim margin of $5,093.
Even with his two losses to Haxton, Blom is 9-4 in 13 SuperStar Showdown matches and boasts winnings of $534,090.
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