Full Tilt Poker announced today that Tom "durrrr" Dwan and Viktor "Isildur1" Blom have joined Gus Hansen to become members of the new team of ambassadors that Full Tilt Poker has named "The Professionals." According to the PokerStars' press release the poker world can expect to see Blom and Dwan “reignite a fierce competition at the highest stakes tables on the Full Tilt Poker site.”
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.”
“I’m very excited that Full Tilt Poker is relaunching. I think it is great for poker and I’m excited to be a part of it,” Dwan said on rejoining Full Tilt Poker.
Blom left PokerStars in August; his comment on joining Full Tilt Poker was: “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.”
The online high-stakes poker community is ready to rock and roll once again at Full Tilt Poker. Blom and Dwan went to war more than once in the biggest stakes Full Tilt Poker spread ever since Blom first crashed the scene. Estimates are in from HighStakesdb.com that lifetime stats on Full Tilt Poker shows Dwan is up $2,402,039 and Blom is down $2,630,230.
Prepare for the chip wars, the rivalry is back and shows no signs of faltering.
Lightman went on to say, “The game of poker is always evolving. 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.”