SuperStar Showdown: Isildur1 Enters the Jungle

Daniel Cates
Dan "jungleman12" Cates

Apparently one high stakes heads-up challenge isn’t enough for Dan “jungleman12” Cates.

Cates, who is currently 17,108 hands into the durrrr Callenge II, has decided to take on Viktor “Isildur1” Blom in the third edition of PokerStars SuperStar Showdown on Jan. 30.

As per the usual rules of the challenge, Cates will play 2,500 hands of $50/$100 over four tables on PokerStars.

Both players will bring a $150k bankroll to the tables and the winner will be the one who survives with more of his bankroll intact.

In the first edition of the SuperStar Showdown Blom lost $40,000 to Isaac Haxton but then beat Tony G out of $44,000 in the second contest.

For his part Cates, who plays on PokerStars as w00ki3z, should prove to be a formidable opponent as he was the biggest online poker winner last year with more than $5 million.

He’s also currently thrashing Tom Dwan in the durrrr Challenge II by more than $800k.

It won’t be the first time the pair have played each other as just last week Cates won over $60k from Blom. This prompted some incendiary trash talk from Blom who felt Cates had gotten lucky in a few key hands.

The Cates vs. Blom match will take place this Sunday starting at 5:30 p.m. ET on PokerStars. We’ll have complete results from the contest the following day.

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