Isildur1 Signs Sponsorship Deal With Poker Room?

Isildur1Isildur1, the famous online poker screen name which most people in the poker industry believe to be Swedish poker sensation Viktor Blom, is rumoured to have signed a poker sponsorship deal with an online poker site. The news is currently unconfirmed and was reported by avid poker blogger Sohello “BankTheMan” Shah on his blog, and many poker fans are now discussing which site Isildur1 has joined, if the rumours are even true, and if it means that Isildur1’s identity will now be revealed.

Sohello “BankTheMan” Shah was one of the people involved in the infamous ‘I am Isildur1’ song which you can find below, and in his blog post he did not name the Swedish player who signed the sponsorship deal however from the information he has provided all clues point to Isildur1.

In his blog post Shah stated the following:

“A famous Swedish high stakes player, according to my sources, has now made a sponsorship deal with a well known poker site. This news is not official yet, so unfortunately I can not go out with his name or nickname.

But the person is 20 years old, and during late 2009 and throughout 2010 he became poker’s biggest hot topic. Many have said, that he is the world’s best HU player and that will soon take Ivey’s place.”

I’m sure you will agree that this can only mean Isildur1 and now the question on everyone’s lips is which poker site will he be joining, well Full Tilt Poker seems like the most obvious however there are a few others strongly linked with the signing. Here is a breakdown of the sites he is most strongly rumoured to have signed for:

Full Tilt Poker – Well this seems like the most obvious choice. Isildur1 made his name here playing against the best players in the world, winning and losing millions daily and the site certainly has the budget to negotiate a massive sponsorship deal hence the reason so many of the best poker players in the world are sponsored by Full Tilt.

PartyPoker – TonyG, who is now part of Team PartyPoker, was in contact with Isildur1 and invited him to London to participate in the PartyPoker Big Game. However Isildur1 backed out and let TonyG down, even though TonyG was willing to pay for flights, accomodation and even buy-in. Since then TonyG announced he would have nothing to o with Isildur1, but perhaps PartyPoker have gotten in touch with the Swedish sensation – something which would be an added attraction to PartyPoker when poker is finally legalized in the US again.

PowerPoker – Several rumours are flying around that the site where Ilari ‘Ziigmund’ Sahamies plays at is the site Isildur1 has signed for. Ziigmund was of course an opponent for Isildur1 at the high-stakes tables on Full Tilt but perhaps PowerPoker are looking to create their own high stakes action by signing the Swede, and PowerPoker accept US players which is an advantage!

Here is the ‘I Am Isildur1’ music video, and for the latest Isildur1 poker news just stay tuned.

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