Isildur1 Ships $1.5 Million


CardRunners pros Cole South and Brian Hastings took huge hits courtesy of Isildur1 yesterday, combining to donate over $1 million to the unknown Swede's bankroll.

With Hastings having won $4.2 million in a single session against Isildur1, and South having the best year of his life so far, the odds seemed slim for Isildur1 to have much of a chance if he returned to the biggest games on Full Tilt.

To the surprise of many, he did come back just a couple months after his crushing defeat, and has begun to steamroll his way back to the top.

For Isildur1, yesterday's session began with a 1,114 hand $200/$400 Pot-Limit Omaha match against South, ending with Isildur1 up $240,779.

Hoping to expedite his comeback, South chose to step up the heads-up match to $300/$600 PLO, but only managed to lose another $401,733 over 566 hands.

With South's hole growing deeper by the second, Hastings logged on to try and get one back for the CardRunners team. After 811 hands of $300/$600 PLO, Hastings himself booked a $250k loss before moving the game to the nosebleed stakes: $500/$1,000.

After 1,356 hands of furious action, Hastings threw in the towel down another $581,954.

Up next for Isildur1 came another re-match against Justin "ZeeJustin" Bonomo at $200/$400 No-Limit Hold'em. Across the two-and-a-half-hour 2,386-hand Hold'em match, Isildur1 took another $101k before Bonomo took his leave.

After losing $31k to NEKOTYAN over just six hands of $200/$400 PLO, Isildur1 went on to make another $154k at the $200/$400 Cap-PLO tables.

His day would end on the downswing, starting with a $30k loss to skjervoy at $100/$200 PLO before he sat across from South once more, this time losing back $354,008 over 133 hands of $500/$1,000.

In total, Isildur1 booked a more than $1.5 million profit, add that to the $572,746 he made Monday and everyone's favorite mystery Swede is quickly working his way to the top of the 2010 profit leaderboard.

In fact, he is currently sitting in second place behind Alexander "PostflopAction" Kostritsyn on around $2.8 million.

South, thanks to his $354k win at the end of the night, managed to keep his losses to only $309,215, while Hastings took a hit of over $832k.

Below are three of the largest pots from yesterdays matches, to see more head to MarketPulse.


Just the nuts.



Hastings saved by the river.



I guess this was a semi-bluff.

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