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.
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.
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.
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.