Daniel Negreanu stunned those looking on last night, as he won his Superstar Showdown rematch with Viktor “Isildur1” Blom.
After playing, by his own admission, a “disgusting” game of poker in his first encounter with Blom, Negreanu came out fighting to deliver a victory against the stunned Swede.
The Canadian was handed his ass in last week’s first leg as Blom showed why he’s widely consider the best player in online poker but yesterday’s match up was a lot different.
Much like last week’s first leg, the two players spent the first 1,500 hands feeling each other out until the real action played out over the remaining 1,000 hands.
After working his way back from an early hole, Negreanu eventually finished up $26,500 to take the rematch and be only the second player to inflict defeat on the Swede on his own game show.
Next up for Blom is another epic 5,000-hand two-leg match, this time against Scott “URnotINdangr2” Palmer in next week’s Superstar Showdown.
The weekend also saw the conclusion of the EPT Snowfest in Austria, which was won on Saturday night by Russian Vladimir Geshkenbein.
Starting the day fourth in the chip count, the supremely confident Russian quickly put himself in a commanding position as he constantly tracked the leader at the start of the final day Kevin Vandersmissen.
When it got to heads-up you only felt there was going to be one winner, and Geshkenbein made sure the contest lasted little over half an hour as he took home the title, a seat at the Champion of Champions event, and a cool €390,000.