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March 31, 2010 14:17 ET

Isildur1 Confirmed for PartyPoker.com Big Game IV

MYSTERIOUS HIGH STAKES LEGEND SET FOR TV DEBUT IN LONDON

GIBRALTAR, GIBRALTAR--(Marketwire - March 31, 2010) - www.partypoker.com and Matchroom Sport are delighted to announce the huge news that mysterious high stakes poker legend Isildur1 will be making his tv debut at the PartyPoker.com Big Game IV at Les Ambassadeurs club in Mayfair, London on April 11-13. The legendary cash game will take place at the prestigious venue for 48 hours straight!

Isildur1's appearance will be funded by Tony G, following his promise on the PartyPoker blog. Tony writes about Isildur1 accepting his offer at:

http://blog.partypoker.com/tony-g/isildur1-to-play-in-the-partypoker-big-game-iv.html

Eddie Hearn: Managing Director of Matchroom Sport said: "It was important to me that Isildur1 made his first major TV appearance on one of our shows. Tony and I have worked hard to ensure this happened and we are delighted to welcome him to The PartyPoker.com Big Game IV. Even without an identity, Isildur1 has become the biggest name in poker within six months of high stakes online action. Quite simply, this will be the most hotly anticipated poker show of all time."

A PartyPoker.com spokesman said: "Please note this is not an April fool, Isildur1 has joined the line-up!"

The PartyPoker.com Big Game IV has a new presenting sponsor in the form of http://www.pokernews.com/. As part of the deal, PokerNews.com will have branding at the event and the bonus PartyPot offered to players every hour will now be the PokerNews pot. PokerNews.com is also offering two freeroll seats to play in the game. A 'weakest link style' eviction process will take place during the game where one player can evicted from the table and for the very first time the players will be coming to the tables with walk-on music! PokerNews.com will be hosting a forum where players get to decide what record they want the players to walk in to. For example, Tony G could be 'Back in the USSR,' by The Beatles, Isildur1 could be 'Sweet Little Mystery' by Wet, Wet, Wet - Luke 'FullFlush' Schwartz could be 'Teenage Dirtbag,' by Wheatus. How about Neil Channing? 'I am a Rock' by Simon and Garfunkel? The debate and decision making starts soon on PokerNews.com.

Isildur1 joins a line-up that includes Team PartyPoker.com's Tony G, Premier League IV runner-up Luke "Full Flush" Schwartz, World Open V champion and Premier League hotshot Phil Laak, serial WSOP casher Isaac Haxton, Neil Channing, Laurence Grondin and Jennifer Tilly. There are more big names to follow, with the action to be screened first on Five in the UK later in the year and then distributed internationally.

The third edition of the tournament saw Andrew Feldman and Robert Williamson III walk away as the biggest winners in a field that included Roland De Wolfe, Ian Frazer, Juha Helppi and Barny Boatman, while the first two editions of the tournament included WSOP main event champion Jamie Gold, Brian Townsend, Tony G, Phil Hellmuth Chris Ferguson, Kenna James and Dave 'Devilfish' Ulliott.

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