Months after the epic drama surrounding Isildur1, a similar storm is now gathering on the horizon.
Another mysterious Swedish player has been frequenting the high stakes tables at Full Tilt in recent days, most notably tangling with Dan “Jungleman12″ Cates over matches of $25/$50 Pot Limit Omaha. Known as “Lindqvro”, the player took his adversary for a sizable sum of nearly $300,000, playing four games simultaneously.
The first manon everyone suspect list is, of course, the newly camera-friendly Viktor Blom, who just weeks ago crypto gambling himself as the man behind the Isildur1 mask. Now signed with PokerStars, Blom’s notorious style of play has been monitored and emulated by countless others. But the latest, Linqvro, has shown markedly similar tendencies.
Much of the buzz surrounding the newest mystery is centralized at the 2+2 forums. Many of the users there have come to believe that Linqvro, Isildur1, and Blom are in fact one and the same person. Most have cited the play style, nationality, and massive bankroll as compelling evidence to their claim. Others, however, have noticed subtle differences. Among these are the table options, bet sizing, and methods of expression used in the chat box.
Blom himself responded to the rumors on 2+2:
“Hi, it’s not me that guy. I only play on PokerStars and I get every game I want there.”
Linqvro, to date, has made only the one appearance. He vanished as quickly as he appeared, and has not returned to the tables. Stay tuned for more info on this mysterious high stakes player.
Max and Danny Steinberg are probably the most successful identical twins in poker today, if not ever. They both have a slew of achievements and poker earnings under their name and have been playing poker professionally for the past 4 years.
Max Steinberg plays under the name RunItTrim on Full Tilt Poker and redgrape on PokerStars. Danny Steinberg is known as Mirttnur on Full Tilt and heybude on PokerStars. Both are known and feared for their relentless aggression.
Although the Steinbergs mainly play online, they are known for their live tournament accomplishments as well. In 2008, Max finished 2nd for $144,773 in the LAPT Cost Rica main event. He also was one away from an WSOP bracelet in 2010, finishing 2nd in event 8 for $352,916. Most recently, Danny finished 6th in the WSOP Europe Main Event and earned $254,935 for his efforts. He also has other cashes in the WSOP.
Recently, Max, who is known as Numbr2intheWorld and moderator of the heads up section on the FTR forums, posted a thread titled Ask me anything about headsup. This is a great opportunity to learn from one of the top heads up players online today, so make sure to pick his brain! Who knows how long this thread will last and be open for discussion, so make sure to act fast.
If you want to hear more from the Steinbergs, make sure to check out their blog at suited-aces.com! They post all of their poker updates here, talk poker strategy, and discuss interesting hands.