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Isildur1 To Face Negreanu in True SuperStar Showdown
Poker's biggest star will take on its latest phenom in a heads-up match for the ages later this month.
Daniel Negreanu will face Viktor "Isildur1" Blom in a SuperStar Showdown match on PokerStars over two Sundays March 20th and 27th.
Both players will bring $150,000 to four tables of $50/$100 No-Limit Hold'em and quit after 2,500 hands on the 20th.
The stacks will then be carried over to round two on the 27th for another 2,500 hands.
Both rounds will begin at 3 p.m. ET.
The most recognizable face in the game, Negreanu has $14,116,191 in career live tournament earnings. He currently sits second on poker's all-time leading money winner's list having just been passed by the red-hot Erik Seidel.
Blom burst onto the high-stakes scene online in the fall of 2009 winning and losing millions and playing the only two seven-figure pots ever recorded against Patrik Antonius and Phil Ivey.
The painfully shy Swede signed on as a Team PokerStars Pro in January this year and has since taken on some of the game's top players in a series of SuperStar Showdown matches on the site.
Negreanu has apparently been gearing up for this match since the beginning of 2011 when he increased his volume online and began running practice multi-tabling sessions.