Tom "durrrr" Dwan en Viktor "Isildur1" Blom voegen zich bij Team Full Tilt Poker
Maandagavond rond de klok van 18:00 heeft Full Tilt Poker wereldkundig gemaakt dat Tom Dwan en Viktor Blom zich bij Team Full Tilt Poker voegen. Eerder werd al bekend gemaakt dat Gus Hansen zich bij Full Tilt Poker zou voegen zodra de site zou herlanceren op 6 november van dit jaar. Zowel Hansen als Dwan waren voor de teloorgang van 's wereld op een na grootste site al verbonden aan Team Full Tilt Poker. Viktor Blom is nieuw, nadat hij tot voor kort uit kwam voor Team PokerStars Pro.
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FULL TILT POKER SIGNS TOM ‘durrrr’ DWAN AND VIKTOR ‘Isildur1’ BLOM
Online poker phenoms join poker legend Gus Hansen as Full Tilt Poker ‘Professionals’
DUBLIN – October 15, 2012 – Full Tilt Poker today announced that two of the biggest names in poker – Tom “durrrr” Dwan and Viktor “Isildur1” Blom – are joining Danish poker legend Gus Hansen to form a new team of Full Tilt Poker ambassadors known collectively as “The Professionals.”
Dwan’s return to Full Tilt Poker, combined with the signing of his great online rival Blom, will reignite a fierce competition at the highest stakes tables on the Full Tilt Poker site and creates a formidable team to represent the site at re-launch.
Tom Dwan is one of the most influential and successful players in online poker who became one of the most recognized and competitive high-stakes players on Full Tilt Poker. The 26-year-old American has reached multiple WSOP and WPT final tables and accrued more than $2 million in live tournament winnings. He was also a regular on the highest stakes TV shows including High Stakes Poker, Poker After Dark, and the Million Dollar Cash Game.
Full Tilt Poker’s Head of Marketing Sarne Lightman said: “Tom is one of the most feared and respected players in the world today. His exploits at the Full Tilt Poker tables generated a huge following in the poker community and we are thrilled to bring that action back for our players.”
Dwan said: “I’m very excited that Full Tilt Poker is re-launching. I think it is great for poker and I’m excited to be a part of it.”
Like Dwan, Swedish pro Blom is another online prodigy who has been dominating poker in recent years. Blom is best-known for his hyper-aggressive poker style and the speed with which he first made an impact on the game. He first started playing anonymously as “Isildur1” in 2009 and was soon crushing opponents in the very biggest games.
“I always loved playing on the Full Tilt Poker software, it is where I made my name and enjoyed some of my greatest victories. When they approached me about joining the team I knew this was the right fit for me.”
In early 2011, he revealed his true identity and it emerged that the hard-hitting “Isildur1” was actually a gentle-spoken 20-year old. Soon Blom was making an impact in live poker: winning the $100K Super High Roller at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure in January 2012 for just over $1.25 million and notching up several European Poker Tour side event final tables and WSOP cashes.
“The game of poker is always evolving,” said Lightman. ”Through our continual innovations, Full Tilt Poker is proud to have been at the forefront of that evolution. In choosing our Pros we approached the three poker players whose unique and innovative styles have had the most impact on how modern poker is played.”
Each member of ‘The Professionals’ has helped forge a path for the next generation of players to follow. All three are great ambassadors - influential, entertaining and demonstrating a “take no prisoners” approach that has been emulated by poker players everywhere.