Isildur1 runs Superstar Showdown record to 8-1

Viktor “Isildur1” Blom may have his troubles at the cash games tables, considering he is one of the swingiest poker players to ever sit at an online poker table, but when it comes to set, 5,000-hand, challenge matches the man known simply as Isildur1 has been virtually unbeatable.

After another dominating performance, this time against high-stakes poker pro Rui “pepperoni” Cao, Blom can now boast of wins over Cao, Daniel Negreanu, Tony G, Eugene Katchalov, Daniel Cates, Scott Palmer, and two online qualifiers, with just a single loss to Isaac Haxton, which occurred in the first Superstar ShowdownThere is some controversy as to whether the Negreanu match counts as one or two matches: Personally I count it as one.

Blom bested Cao for the maximum $150,000 –which each competitor puts up beforehand—so the match was actually cut short after 2,257 hands of the scheduled 5,000 hands were completed. The only ot

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Mike Matusow Rips into Ivey for Suing Full Tilt Poker

When Phil Ivey took a stance against playing at the World Series of Poker in protest at Full Tilt Poker’s inability or refusal to pay back their players their invested funds, his decision sparked off a small controversy among the online poker community.

Phil Ivey is a reputed and respected poker player who has been a part of the recently closed down Full Tilt Poker for a long time. H

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Online poker tech ‘can allow in-play betting’

New technology has been developed which may soon allow online poker sites to let users bet along with live events.Winmedia Ireland is one of the worlds leading poker TV production firms, and it has now acquired Radio Frequency Card Identification (RFID) technology that will enable live poker events to be streamed over the web in real time.This means that online poker players can follow events as they happen, and opens up the possibility that they will be able to bet-in play on the flops, odds and chip counts.The matches can then be replayed in full to allow online poker players to watch the tactics used by the professionals in detail.Winmedia boss Ian Langstaff said that as well as in-play betting providing gaming opportunities from the deal, being able to re-watch games could be an invaluable experience for people learning online poker skills.By showing the hole cards later clients can gain more player information for the future and as a bonus the second stream keeps viewers online for an extra hour as they will all want to see exactly what happened, he added.

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Anelka wins Space Invaders challenge

Four Chelsea stars have fought an almighty battle against an army of giant Alien Invaders. But Blues fans need not worry too much, as their heroes were only taking part in a shoot for the latest 3D projection viral from 188BET.188BET, the official betting partner of the London club, challenged David Luiz, Branislav Ivanovic, Paulo Ferreira and Nicolas Anelka to play Alien Invaders, a huge interactive video game beamed on to a 90-foot wall in a warehouse in Battersea, south-west London.The players had to destroy the Alien Invaders by kicking footballs at the giant screen, with 50 points awarded for hitting a single alien and a bonus 188 points on offer for hitting the Alien Invaders ‘mothership’. Aft

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Jackpot City Casino Promotion for Canadian Players

The Jackpot City online casino is a Microgaming online casino that offers its site to many players in different online gambling jurisdictions all over the world. Canadians who are signed up with, and play at have an exciting promotion available exclusively to them.

The online casino promotion being offered to Jackpot City’s Canadian players is called the Canadian Summer Promotion. This exciting online casino promotion runs for an entire month, and began on June 1st 2011, and ends on June 30th.

The prize for the winner of this promotion is an exciting sightseeing holiday in Canada. The winner wins a trip to the much loved Lake Louise, located in the Canadian Rockies.

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