The fabulous tale of Isildur1 continues to unravel over at Full Tilt Poker. His refusal to adhere to any form of common sense keeps his bankroll fluctuating wildly and the railbirds entranced. After sustaining some heavy losses late last week, he returned to the fray early this week to book a few big wins. However, the whole edifice would begin to collapse around him less than 24 hours later.
Over $2 million into the red, Isildur1 gathered up his last few thousands of dollars and returned to the nosebleed tables on Full Tilt. A series of Sunday and Monday night clashes included facing off against Brian Townsend. The Cardrunners co-owner (who players as ‘sbrugby’ on Full Tilt) shipped around $1 million to the mystery Swede. Tom Dwan also paid out to Isildur, continuing the torrid time he has endured against the unknown player. Over $5 million has entered Isildur’s bankroll courtesy of Mr. Dwan.
PLO master Patrik Antonius arrived to redress the balance a little, adding $368,000 to the $2 million he has already won from Isildur. As revenge, Isildur1 then went on to take $2 million from Patrik’s fellow countryman Illari “Ziigmund” Sahamies. For any other newcomer, taking on this dizzying array of top talent in such a short space of time would be a story in itself, but days like this have become the norm for Isildur1. All in all, over two nights the Swede won over $3.1 million and pushed his bankroll back into positive figures.
Tuesday evening began as the previous had ended. The little-known jungleman12 was in place to donate his very last $471,000 to Isildur, playing $100/$200 Pot Limit Omaha. Brian Townsend then returned for some revenge, playing around 2,500 hands against Isildur on four tables of $500/$1000 PLO. However, he still could not get the better of his opponent and shipped a further $471,000 in his direction.
It was then that a man named Brian Hastings took the stage. The 19 year old is another Cardrunners instructor and can usually be found raking in pots at the $25/$50 cash tables. He stepped up to the very highest level to take on Isildur1 and the gamble paid off in spectacular fashion. The pair squared off across 4 tables of $500/$1,000 Pot Limit Omaha and played 2,858 hands in 5 hours. When all was said and done, Hastings had won around $4.2 million from his opponent. This obliterated all of Isildur’s recent winnings, leaving him as low as when he started on Sunday.
There were a number of huge pots, including a few worth over $700,000. The vast majority went to Hastings, who was playing well and hitting some great hands. After booking this enormous win, PokerNews reported a post on 2+2 in which Brian apparently thanked those players who had previously backed him to play at $500/$1,000, before announcing that he would no longer be utilizing their generosity.
Isildur1 is not completely down and out, but this is the second time within a week were he has come very close to completely busting his Full Tilt account. Last time he managed to dig his way back to profit and it seems likely that he’ll return to try again. If his downswing continues then it could be the end of the Isildur1 saga, but if he wins big then we could have even more ridiculously huge Full Tilt Poker cash games to report. If he wants to succeed he’ll need to recover from the obvious tilt he was experiencing at the end of his contest with Hastings. In a now well publicized chat log, the Swede responded poorly to Brian Hastings saying that he might call it a day after 4 hours of play:
Dealer: Brian Hastings has 5 seconds left to act
Brian Hastings: getting very tired…
Dealer: Hand #16648979788 has been canceled
Brian Hastings: i feel bad quitting tho
Brian Hastings: would be be cool w/ playing someone else?
Isildur1: just f off
Isildur1: GFE4¨ÅN,K N,KN,KN,KN,KN,KN,KN,KN,KN,KN,KN,KN,KN,K3
Isildur1: u know how lucky u are ?
Brian Hastings: yes i know
Isildur1: i can promise this is the worst
Brian Hastings: ill give you 30 more min if you want
Isildur1: luck anyone had
Brian Hastings: but im rly tired
Isildur1: k 30 mins more
Isildur1: take my last $$
Isildur1: i dont want it