Round 2: Blom v. Negreanu PokerStars SuperStar Showdown

March 30, 2011

After the beat down suffered by Daniel “KidPoker” Negreanu in the first round of the SuperStar Showdown between him and Viktor “Isildur1” Blom of only 1,439 hands, Blom had pocketed $150K of Negreanu’s bankroll. Negreanu promised to return a week later better prepared. The rematch held the same rules: four tables of $50/$100 heads up NLH for up to 2,500 hands. It wasn’t long before spectators saw a repeat of the first round. Blom dominated for the first half of the session taking $120K of Negreanu’s bankroll in just about 1,300 hands.

But that wasn’t the end of the story this time, Negreanu managed to turn it around, coming back and finishing $26,500 in the positive direction and ending the five-game winning streak by Blom.

At the end of the session at PokerStars, the chat window read:

Isildur1: gg, nice comeback!
KidPoker: I won? wow sick! gg man thanks
KidPoker: I broke so much stuff in this room the first half
KidPoker: my assistant has lots of cleaning to do lol jkjk

Negreanu’s final words were “Isildur is incredible. I hope to do a training lesson with him one day. He’s the best.”
Negreanu may have walked away with his pride mended, but across the two sessions, he still lost $123,500 to Blom. However, according to match rules, Round One was one match in itself that Blom did in fact win. Round Two was in fact won by Negreanu, so technically they are even.


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