More excitement on the virtual nosebleed tables
The incredible run of Swedish mystery player Isildur1 on the virtual high stakes tables at Full Tilt Poker received an expensive setback Thursday night when a cool and controlled Phil Ivey stopped him in his tracks, scoring a massive $1.1 million win over the session.
It was the second time in a week that Ivey handed Isildur1 a high-priced lesson, having earlier taken him for almost $900 000 according to statistics from the independent site MarketPulse.
Ivey has proved to be one of the few who have triumphed over the Swedish phenom, who has been savaging some of the top Internet players around for literally millions of dollars since September, attracting a huge amount of interest across the online poker community in the process.
Playing $500/$1 000 Pot-Limit Omaha and No-Limit Hold’em the duo tangled with short breaks over the 3 hour current session, with Ivey ending the night up $1.1 million earned through pots that went as high as $354 000.
Still looking for action, Isildur1 also got it on again with Patrik Antonius in a longer running session that saw at least two gigantic pots not far short of $800 000 at risk – probably the second and third highest in online poker history (the highest ever is currently $878 959). Antonius ended the evening up $100 000, with Isildur1 retiring for the night probably smarting from an overall loss of $1.6 million over the session.