Isildur1’s Triumphant Return to High-Stakes

Justin Bonomo
Justin "ZeeJustin" Bonomo is Isildur1's latest victim.

Who he is, where he got his bankroll, how big that roll really is and why he decided to take on the best players in the game heads-up is still unknown.

But one thing is certain: Isildur1 is back and he’s shooting the lights out again.

After going on the most prolific high-stakes swing of all time near the end of 2009, including losing the biggest online pot ever played worth over $1.3 million, the unknown Swede has been playing lower stakes games keeping mostly under the radar.

From playing epic sessions of $500/$1,000 just a few months ago to grinding as low as $5/$10 at the beginning of this month, the general assumption was that Isildur1 was just about bust.

Then suddenly, he came back. From Feb. 3-8, Isildur1 played a 16,000 hands on Full Tilt, losing $147,079 in those five days. He took the next five days off, returning to the tables on the 13th to play $50/$100 No-Limit Hold'em.

After 1,011 hands, and dumping another $30k, he stepped up to $100/$200 No-Limit Hold'em and hasn't played anything lower since.

First he made over $327k, mostly at $200/$400 Cap Pot-Limit Omaha from players like URnotINDanger2, Di "Urindanger" Dang and Andrew "PostflopAction" Kostritsyn.

Next he took on Isaac "LuvtheWNBA" Haxton heads-up at $100/$200 NLHE, dropping $90,000.

Then last night, with his profits cut to $237,122, Isildur1 did what he does best, putting everything he had just made into play heads-up.

This time it was $200/$400 NLHE against Justin "ZeeJustin" Bonomo. After 1,944 hands, on as many as seven concurrent tables, Bonomo left the match down a massive $567k.

In the last three days, Isildur1 has made an impressive $806,685, which could set the stage for a second round of furious nosebleed action and million dollar pots.

Below are three of the largest pots Isildur1 has played in the last week. To see more replays from these sessions and others head to MarketPulse.


A classic setup flop.



Isildur1 hit the crap out of that flop.




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