Isildur1 Gets Stuck for $959k

Brian Townsend
Brian "Sbrugby" Townsend

After back-to-back $800k wins, Isildur1 got trounced last night playing heads-up against Tom “durrrr” Dwan, Justin “ZeeJustin” Bonomo and Brian Townsend.

The unknown Swede started his day at $200/$400 No-Limit Hold'em across from Dwan, his original online rival. But despite their history of playing massive extended sessions, the match ended after just 166 hands with Dwan up just over $33,000.

Up next came Bonomo, whose previous encounter with Isildur1 on Monday cost him $567k. After an hour of six-tabling heads-up $100/$200 NLHE, Bonomo had ground back almost half of Monday's losses, up $233,521 in 881 hands.

As he's been known to do after getting stuck heads-up, Isildur1 convinced Bonomo to up the stakes, moving the game to $200/$400.

Another 20 minutes and 296 hands at the new limits saw Bonomo earn another $35k, taking a total of $268k of his money back from the phantom Swede.

Bonomo returned to the $200/$400 NLHE tables later that night to play Dwan heads-up, taking an additional $360k from the struggling pro to end his night up $650,264.

But with the night still young, Isildur1 quickly found one more heads-up opponent, sitting with Brian Townsend at $200/$400 Pot-Limit Omaha.

After the hand history scandal, which lead to Townsend's 30-day suspension as a red pro and a $4.2 million dollar win for Brian Hastings, it was up in the air whether or not Isildur1 would be willing to play the CardRunners crew when he returned to the high-stakes games.

To the surprise of many, Isildur1 went after Hastings almost immediately, destroying his rival for $504k Tuesday.

Then last night, fellow CardRunners instructor Townsend sat with Isildur1 for four hands of $200/$400 PLO before jumping up to $300/$600 PLO.

Once at their new stakes, the two rivals battled for 934 hands and Isildur1 began to look like the same player we saw near the end of 2009, playing a savagely aggressive game resulting in the match being responsible 9 of the 10 largest pots of the night.

The top pot, worth $415,986, went to Townsend after he hit one of a multitude of draws against Isildur1's flopped middle set.

When the grudge match finally came to a close, Townsend left with over $651k, bringing Isildur1's losses on the day up to an astonishing $959,645.

The loss brought Isildur1's profits down to just $565k on the year.

Below you can watch the three largest pots of the day, or you can head to MarketPulse to get your fill of the high-stakes action.


Big hand versus a huge draw.



The diamond on the turn cost Townsend over $100k.



A brutal turn for Isildur1.

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