Viktor "Isildur1" Blom's signature SuperStar Showdown series will return to PokerStars this Sunday. Blom's first task will be a rematch with Isaac "ike" Haxton, who is the only player to have beaten him in the series so far.
Fans of Team PokerStars Pro's Viktor "Isildur1" Blom will have something to look forward to this weekend, as the SuperStar Showdown challenge makes a return with a new high profile match.
The series has been put on a hold for several months, but will now see Blom make a comeback in a face-off against Isaac "ike" Haxton on Sunday at 6pm, CET.
Haxton will be no stranger to Blom, who already faced the American once in the series' first match back in December 2010.
Haxton on that occasion won $41,701 from Blom across 2,500 hands of HU NLHE, although he later confessed that Blom had proven to be an exceptionally difficult opponent to play against.
"No one has ever more consistently made me miserable when playing against them," Haxton said according to the PokerStars Blog after the last encounter between the two stars.
"I guess I'd put Ivey in second for that, but it's honestly not that close. Isildur's brand of over the top - but carefully balanced - aggression is unlike anything I've played against and really takes me out of my comfort zone in a lot of situations. As someone who's probably played half a million hands of HUNL, that's saying something."
In fact, Haxton is so far the only player to win against Blom, who has otherwise gone undefeated for the rest of the Showdown series.
The only other player to win a match was Daniel Negreanu, who took one of two bouts against Blom last year. Blom, however, still managed to take more than $100,000 off the Canadian's bankroll during the two encounters.
He will now have his chance for revenge against Haxton, as well as he will likely cash in a lot more than the $41,701 he initially lost if he comes out a winner of the match.
For their first encounter, stakes were set at $50/$100, but for Sunday's battle this have been doubled to four tables of $100/$200 NLHE, promising deeper stacks and more action.
The match will once again last for 2,500 hands or until one of the players goes bust.