Isildur1 to reveal himself?

Confirmed for appearance at London cash game

by , Mar 31, 2010 | 10:33 am

The mystery of who Isildur1 is may finally be revealed in a televised cash game in London next month. PokerNews, Tony G (who will stake Isildur1) and Matchroom Sport have each announced that the high-stakes online phenom will appear at the Les Ambassadeurs club in London for PartyPoker’s “Big Game IV”, a 48-hour cash game taped April 11-13th. Negotiations are still underway as to whether Isildur1 will wear a mask to continue hiding his identity or if he’ll choose to finally reveal himself to the public.

Names already announced for the cash game include Phil Laak, Jennifer Tilly, Isaac Haxton, Luke “Full Flush” Schwartz, Neil Channing with several other players to be announced over the next few days. Previous “Big Game” broadcasts filmed by Matchroom Sport have been 25-50 NL holdem, with the possibility of the blinds increasing during the session. The final product will first air on Channel Five in the UK, and eventually appear on networks around the world.

Here’s a promo previewing last year’s “Big Game” broadcast, picture this action in a much nicer location:

3 Comments to “Isildur1 to reveal himself? ”

  1. Mean Gene

    Isildur should hire someone to play him, to throw everyone (especially Swedish tax officials) off the scent. Seriously, what sort of reaction would there be if, say, Phil Hellmuth walked in and claimed to be Isildur? And was being staked by the G? We’d be talking about some WWE-caliber stuff there, and I mean that as a compliment.

  2. _tizzle

    I am willing to bet that this is all just a publicity stunt, Victor cannot out himself publicly because it would be devastating for his tax bill. If he does show up, he might wear a disguise.

  3. DanM

    I think it would work. I hope he doesn’t reveal himself totally — am thinking a Mexican wrestling mask would work well … you know, like a Racer X of poker. (At the table in a Mexican wrestling mask!)

    I do think it’s funny that conventional wisdom in poker says, plenty publicly … no, he CAN’T reveal himself … because our little hero is an avowed tax evader! You know … the guy who’s been playing on Full Tilt, where all his activity has been very well tracked …