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Tom Dwan issues live challenge to Isildur1
The identity of recent online dominator Isildur1 will come to light next week if Tom "durrrr" Dwan has anything to say about it.
Dwan recently invited Isildur1 to play the live Full Tilt Poker Durrrr Million Dollar Challenge, which is scheduled to take place Nov. 17-19, 2009, in London.
The event, which is being organized by Matchroom Sport, will play out at the Les Ambassadeurs club in Mayfair.
"We have had some tough games over the last few days and the action just keeps on coming," said Dwan, who recently became a member of Team Full Tilt.
"I hope he can make it to London for the challenge so we can play some high stakes live games as well."
Isildur1 and Dwan have been battling at the highest stakes available online all week long and Isildur1 has proven to be a formidable opponent. As of Friday, Dwan was down over $3 million to the unknown online pro, who is rumored to be Swedish.
"The poker community seems to have stood still over the past few days to watch this epic online match-up between Tom and Isildur1," said Eddie Hearn, managing director of Matchroom Sport. "We are hoping he can come out from behind his avatar to be part of TV history in London."
The rules of the heads-up match are simple: blinds are $500/$1,000 and each player buys in for $500,000. Neither player can leave until they are broke or 500 hands are complete. Dwan's opponents will have the option to choose No-Limit Hold'em or Pot-Limit Hold'em.
There are already three players confirmed for the challenge. Aggressive Finn Ilari "Ziigmund" Sahamies will buy in, as will UK businessman Sammy "any two" George and online cash game whiz Marcello "Luckexpress" Marigiano.
"This is poker in its most raw form - two players battling it out for $1 million, mano-a-mano," said Hearn. "It doesn't get any bigger than this."