Joined: Apr '11
Age: 33 (M)
"Isildur1 may have got the better of Rui “PepperoniF” Cao in their much publicized Superstar Showdown recently but it has been Cao who has had the better of their everyday encounters, booking a solid $65k win from yesterdays 1547 hand match up.
The game started extremely well for Isildur1 who had much the better of the early play, and within 500 hands of 4 tabling his opponent had established a significant lead of about $100k. It looked like the Swedish PokerStars Team Pro was setting himself up for an epic session but things were soon to change.
PepperoniF slowly but surely started to eat away at Isildur’s profit and it wasn’t too long before he crept into the lead. With the tide turned most certainly in PepperoniF’s favour he went on a late rush, with a combination or running extremely well and some questionable moves from a clearly frustrated Isildur1 enabling him to leave the session a $65k victor (over Viktor)."
Joined: Dec '09
Location: United Kingdom
Age: 40 (M)
i am all for this guy. people shot him down here for saying that he thought in the long run he had an edge over patrik antoinus when he lost $800k to him which was prob just one buy in or a buy in and a half at they crazy stakes. Myself i dont think its that hard to believe as thats whats great about poker, different players come up against others and who are smashing the rest but some people pick up on things that others dont its the exact reason that poker is so great. It so deep and so many different ways to go about things and all the mind games its why there is a saying 10 mins to learn a life time to master(or something like that lol) because there is always someone round the corner that will think different from you and maybe spot weakness where others dont and take advantage of it. Its why great players are great players! PepperoniF is clearly a great player as he is one or the top earner (not %100 sure on that but i know hes up there) for this year in online poker!
i have one question about the pros playing this kind of level of poker, they must be using bankroll management, right?? so do they have at least 3 to 5 million in there account to play at this level muti tabling 4 tables??
Joined: Apr '11
Age: 33 (M)
Okay, round two Pretty much same result... "Once again top pro’s Rui “PepperoniF” Cao and Viktor “Isildur1” Blom faced off across the $50/$100 HU PLO tables over at PokerStars, and once again Cao was able to overturn a big lead and claim a nice $40k win over his Swedish opponent in a relatively short 720 hand session.
In what must be becoming an annoyingly familiar theme for Blom he very much set the early pace, amassing a very impressive $80,000 lead over Cao within an hour of play only to lose it all back with $40,000 interest just 250 hands later.
The whole match lasted just an hour and a half and all seemed to go wrong for Blom after he decided to take a short break then open up four new tables. From the restart it was all one way traffic as Blom appeared to have to reload on one table or another every other hand until it appears there was no more money left for him to reload with.
Despite losing the $150k Superstar Showdown to Isildur1 earlier in the year Rui Cao must feel very confident in his ability to profit from Isildur1 in these match-ups as he has momentum well and truly on his side. Hopefully this fascinating series of matches will continue for some time to come."
Joined: Apr '09
Age: 42 (M)
Making a turnover on a game with Izildur1 shouldnt be an easy task. Now think with me a bit please: If they define a previous number of hands to play before they start, do you think they have this in consideration to build a game strategy? I think they must do, because that is what defines their game, the "type of game" if you want to call it so. It works like a watch in a football match. In the end of the last hand, game will stop and winner will be found, so that defenetly must be something in consideration for a strategy. In this case, if they follow this with atention, looks like Izildur1 "attacked" too early and ended up suffering with that, not being able to handle the advantage of the "first time".
I don't know much about Rui “PepperoniF” Cao... Is he pretty agressive or mostly tight? Playing against Isildur1, I think I would try to have an agressive image at start then tighten my game and hope to run good. But in PLO the momentum can change pretty fast so I guess you have to play every hand as a "unique" situation...
Joined: Mar '09
Age: 45 (F)
We dont have live broadcasts from poker here. We only have some past years WSOP tournies and lately there was a show with high stakes. Ive watched a couple of those. With their buy ins i could be in vacation for like 2 years Its amazing how easily they put so much money in the pot
Joined: May '09
Age: 35 (M)
for some reason only place isildur has consistency is in the HU challenges, otherwise he just keeps on having these swings win 1 day, lose it all next day. i suppose a winning session is next on cards for him.
Joined: Apr '11
Age: 33 (M)
Last night they had another match that i watched live(online lol), at a moment Isildur was 400k up as reported by a tracking site, i wonder why he didn't stopped.....
Report: "Isildur1 finally booked a decent win against his PLO nemesis Rui "PeppernoiF" Cao winning a fantastic $271k in a 1883 hand match of $50/$100 PLO over at PokerStars last night.
In the match which lasted just short of four hours Isildur took control after a fairly even first 1000 hands before piling on the misery for PepperoniF in the closing stages and running away with the match. For once Isildur was able to hold on to his advantage to take back a decent chunk of his recent losses to the French player.
Clearly though Isildur had decided that $271k was not a big enough win for the day so then took on Sauce123 over at the $50/$100 NLHE tables, playing up to 6 tables at a time.
Despite charging into a $100k lead over the first 500 hands of their 1642 hand match Sauce gradually started to wrestle control of the game and soon enough the all too familiar sight of Isildur1 free falling to a spectacular loss was in evidence as he eventually left the tables a $242k loser after just over an hour and a half of play.
Isildur1 can still claim a near $30k profit for the day but it could so easily have been closer to $400k had he left the tables just on hour sooner."