Isildur1 and Haxton ready for re-start in SuperStar Showdown
Isaac Haxton can see clearly now. And while the rain may be gone, the pain may not be. Tuesday he'll get a chance to change that.
As you might have heard, Haxton was more than 600 hands deep into a big SuperStar Showdown with Viktor "Isildur1" Blom yesterday when his internet went wonky. At the time, Haxton was down nearly $100,000 to Blom.
As it turned out, Haxton now lives in Malta and had suffered some fairly serious thunderstorms that messed up the connectivity. The storm was no laughing matter. It was deadly. Killing one person and destroying homes, the gale force winds and record rains uprooted power poles and generally ran roughshod over the island. As you might expect, the internet was a lesser concern to the authorities there.
Now a few days later, Malta has largely recovered and the internet is working again. While poker isn't the most important things on the mind of the Maltese people, the recovery will allow for Haxton to go back to work against Blom.
As Kirstin Bihr pointed out last night, Haxton still had 1,800 hands to go against Blom when the internet went dark.
Today, PokerStars announced the rematch will resume at 2pm EST (18:00 GMT) Tuesday. We'll have full coverage of the proceedings when the time comes.
Among the people we expect to be watching with us is Alexander "Kanu7" Millar. Millar will be Blom's next SuperStar Showdown opponent March 18 at 12pm ET.