A while ago, Tony G offered to stake the mysterious swede Isildur1 in Party Poker Big game IV in London. However, not many believed that Isildur1 would accept the offer -- even though he didn't have to reveal his identity. Now, Tony G writes in his latest blog post that Isildur1 has accepted his offer and that he's even thinking of playing without a mask.
"I have some brilliant news. Isildur1 has accepted my offer to play in the PartyPoker.com Big Game IV in London. I spoke to him this morning and he has confirmed he will accept my offer to fully stake him for the event. I am delighted but I am going to crush him!
The question you all want the answer too is will he reveal his identity? This is what I am discussing with him at the moment, he is seriously thinking about just revealing himself to the world but the mask offer still stands! I will update you on this soon."; Tony G writes in his blog.
"Ah, ok, you are saying if he does wear a mask you could just put some random person in it as Isildur1 could be anybody? Let me reassure you this is not the case - there are only three people who have seen the email from Isildur1 himself confirming his attendance. I am hardly going to publish it now am I? Trust me, this is the real Isildur1 whether he is in a mask or not and if he decides he does want to keep his identity secret I will provide evidence to prove that it is the man behind the avatar.
"How much is this going to cost me? In all honesty, I don't really know at the moment and I don't care. I will destroy him even though I am staking him with have my own money. Why would a multi-millionaire like Isildur1 need staking by me? Good question, I get the point - he could be on a downswing by then but look at it this way - would you turn down a complete freeroll? I have got to know Isildur1 over the past few months - I count him as a friend. I really cannot wait...this will be the biggest poker event in history. I would like to thank Eddie Hearn from Matchroom Sport and my sponsors at PartyPoker for their help with this. The PartyPoker.com Big Game IV is going to be immense. Isildur1's presence and adding evictions and walk-on's to music is going to take the game to a new level! The countdown is on...and I will be bringing my bike"