Isildur1 is the screen name of an anonymous Swedish high stakes online poker player at Full Tilt Poker. He drew the attention of the poker world in late 2009 when he was involved in the largest pots in online poker history.
Isildur1 first appeared on the poker world's radar screen while playing at Full Tilt Poker in late 2009. He began playing professionals players such as Haseeb Qureshi, Tom Dwan, Phil Ivey, and Patrik Antonius in high-stakes games - up to $500/$1000. He reached a peak on November 15 with total winnings of $5 million.
Patrik Antonius, who won the largest online pot ever ($1.4 million) against Isildur1, called him an extremely dangerous player because he constantly makes his opponents make difficult decisions.
By mid-December, however, he was down $2 million net, including an approximate $4 million loss to Brian Hastings on December 8, when the two played heads-up $500/$1,000 Pot-Limit Omaha for five hours. Isildur1 did not appear much on Full Tilt after his collapse in mid-December until his return in February 2010.
It has since been discovered that Hastings received advice on hands from a database of hand histories collected by Brian Townsend. The collection of such a database is a violation of the Full Tilt Poker Terms of Service.
In an interview with Isildur1 in December 2009, in which he refused to reveal his identity, Isildur1 said he had no clue Hastings had been able to study hand histories from matches you had played with others until friends told him about it and felt that something was just wrong when he was playing him.
He thinks that he is going to file a formal complaint with Full Tilt and that he thinks that he deserves to get portion of his money from the session back. For now though, he plans to just lie low.
HPG ADMIN on February 27, 2013