Most of the sports world are this evening trying to make sense of Matt Hasselbeck’s return. Was he really cryogenically frozen in 2005? Who knows; the online poker industry has bigger fish to fry though, and for once it doesn’t concern various American States.
PokerStars Caribbean Adventure is taking place in the Bahamas and was the venue for the most anticipated unveiling the poker universe has ever seen.
Since Isildur1 started appearing and winning large amounts of dolla’, rumours have circulated once every tenth of a second as to who Isildur1 is. PokerStars signed the online star to their team late last year, and chose their Caribbean event to unveil his true identity.
There are no prizes for guessing who Isildur 1 is though.
If you were one of the many people on the “Isildur1 is Viktor Blom” bandwagon, or had him in the Isildur1 sweepstake then the beers are on you. His identity was revealed during the dinner break at this evening’s $10,000 Main Event.
Blom didn’t make any comment apart from the pre-prepared answers given by PokerStars, which were as follows:
Is it a relief to finally reveal your identity?
I think a lot of people have known for a long time who I really am, so it doesn’t make a big difference to me. But when I signed for PokerStars I felt like it was the right time to reveal my identity.
What unique qualities will you bring to Team PokerStars Pro?
I think I am the best online heads-up no-limit Hold’em player in the world but I’m looking forward to learning a lot from the other Team Pros and helping them with their games too.
How will this unveiling affect your future action?
I will now be playing lots of EPT events and I really want to focus and win one in 2011. I also think I’ll have some great SuperStar Showdown matches at PokerStars now that people know who I really am.
Who do you respect the most on Team PS Pro?
Daniel Negreanu and Johnny Lodden
What did you do to improve your game?
Nothing – I just lose a lot and that helps me learn (laughing).
There we have it then. Poker’s best kept secret is out, so what will everyone talk about in the poker community from now on? Well there’s always our extensive list of DAFs for your viewing pleasure!