Isildur1's $3.1 Million Comeback

Ilari Sahamies
Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies, stuck for $1.8 million.

Isildur1 returned with a vengeance yesterday winning $3.1 million from Tom Dwan, Ilari Sahamies and Brian Townsend on Full Tilt.

Prior to yesterday's action, Isildur1 was in the midst of a massive multi-million dollar downswing and fans were starting to wonder just how much abuse his bankroll could take.

The unknown Swede's night started at six-max $100/$200 Pot-Limit Omaha where he made $87k, about $20k of that coming from Townsend.

The two rivals made the move to a heads-up table where Isildur1 lost $20k in just 17 hands before convincing Townsend to continue the battle at $300/$600. Over the next 1,466 hands Isildur1 dominated Townsend, leaving the session up over $782k.

Almost immediately after Townsend had logged off, Isildur1 found his next opponent in Dwan. The two sat at $300/$600 No-Limit Hold’em for an impressive 3,228 hands, over which Dwan came out $77k to the good.

Isildur1 and Dwan continued their battle after moving up to $500/$1,000 PLO, where Isildur1 pulled out all the stops to win $615k in just 300 hands.

After putting an end to Dwan’s comeback, Isildur1 chose to sit with Sahamies at $300/$600 PLO. The two players lasted just 96 hands, over which Isildur1 won $252k, before jumping up to $500/$1,000 for the remainder of their battle.

Over the 945 hand session, Isildur1 absolutely destroyed Sahamies winning all five of the largest pots of the day, up over $1.6 million.

In total Isildur1 made a whopping $3.1 million on the day, continuing his pattern of epic bankroll swings and putting him back up to almost $840k on the year.

Below are the three largest hands of the day, or you can see more of the session’s largest hands by heading to MarketPulse.


Ziigmund drawing very slim.


A solid flop for Isildur1.


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