March 09, 2012 07:11 ET

Isaac Haxton Favored Against Isildur in SuperStar Showdown This Weekend Opens Online Poker Match Market With US Pro Favourite Over Swedish Star

LONDON, ENGLAND--(Marketwire - March 9, 2012) - has posted a betting market on the upcoming SuperStar Showdown match between Isaac Haxton and the online phenom Viktor Blom, better known as Isildur.

The match is to take place on Pokerstars' con Sunday, March 11 at noon ET and will feature Haxton and Blom playing four tables of 100-200 No Limit Hold'em until they have played 2500 hands or one player has reached the agreed stop loss.

The match reprises the combatants from the Inaugural SuperStar Showdown match in 2010, when Haxton beat Blom for over $40,000. That match, contested at stakes of 50-100 NLH, led Haxton to comment. "Isildur's brand of over the top - but carefully balanced - aggression is unlike anything I've played against and really takes me out of my comfort zone in a lot of situations." Since then Blom has played ten additional SuperStar Showdown matches, winning nine.

Early bettors have made Haxton a solid favorite. He leads the betting at -145 (1.69) with Isildur available at +125 (2.25).

Both markets have liquidity in the high four figures and can be seen here:

A Matchbook spokesman commented, "Any time you have two of the best players in the world battling it out in a structured format, there will be loads of interest in betting on the match. Given Isildur's form it seems crazy for him to be the underdog in this match. But money talks, and if anyone feels differently they will surely be accommodated."

About Matchbook is a betting exchange which has been in operation since 2004. In early 2011, Matchbook came under new ownership which brought financial backing and human resources which has given it the ability to realize its phenomenal global potential. Matchbook's liquid markets and low commissions offer all punters a competitive advantage over betting with a regular bookmaker or other betting exchange alternatives.

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