As the NFC were tearing the AFC a new asshole in last night’s Pro Bowl, the biggest draw in the online poker industry was strutting his stuff and improving his record to 2-1 in his own back yard.
Isildur1 walked into SuperStar Showdown III in confident mood to take on Dan “w00ki3z.” Cates and it showed as he came out the winner when it was all said and done. Unlike the second match-up, which lasted a considerable amount of time, this encounter took little over four hours to reach 2500 hands, with aggression on the mind of both players.
There were lead changes throughout the match-up, but Blom’s late run, which included taking down a massive $28,400 pot meant he banked around $51,196 in the match. The rumour mill stagecoach, which is driven by Blom’s personal chauffeur, will be in overdrive until the next opponent is announced, Daniel Negreanu favoured by many.
In tournament news, the winner of the Aussie Millions, David Gorr, has decided that his feet are well and truly on the ground – despite the fact that he’s now worth a whopping $2million. The computer-analyst programmer was back at work in Melbourne this morning, where he arrived to a standing ovation.
The 68-year-old was more interested in the fruit he’s having for lunch, and when asked how he’ll spend the money he said: I would not let it control my life. I’m happy the way I am, really. An extra few tournaments would give me a lot of joy because I love playing poker.”