Isildur a No-show at PartyPoker’s Big Game IV

TonyGAs mentioned in a recent blog post, the world has been waiting for Isildur1’s live poker debut with nothing less than bated breath. To the many eager eyes, however, Mr. Isildur1 has backed out of his scheduled appearance at PartyPoker’s Big Game IV in London, which is to take place today at Les Ambassadeurs hotel. Despite the best efforts of the event’s promoter, Tony G., which reportedly included an offer to let Isildur1 remain masked during poker play, Isildur1 apparently didn’t want to expose his face to the public (talk about a tight image!).

So the “big game” just got a bit smaller, but still features plenty of big names, like Tony G., Justin Bonomo, and Academy Award winning actress (and former WSOP Ladies champ) Jennifer Tilly. Nonetheless, I’m positive many thousands of people who had originally planned on watching the event later this year (yours truly included) will now be finding another way to spend their time…

Though the poker world and “real world” do seem like separate entities sometimes, one can’t help but wonder if the erupting volcano in Iceland, currently wreaking havoc on travel throughout Europe, might affect the turnout at the big game. That being duly noted, perhaps even if Isildur1 didn’t change his mind, he wouldn’t have been able to make it to London anyhow…

Oh well – here’s hoping for better weather and better poker news to report…

Written By.

Robbie Strazynski

Robbie founded in 2009. A veteran poker writer and presenter, Robbie hosts The Orbit, a first-of-its-kind roundtable discussion live broadcast on featuring poker’s biggest names and personalities, as well as the CardsChat Podcast. In 2019, Robbie translated the autobiography of poker legend Eli Elezra (Pulling the Trigger) from Hebrew into English. Robbie’s “Running […]


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