Tom Dwan was van 2009 tot 2011 een van de gezichten van team Full Tilt Poker, gisteren werd bekend dat hij Full Tilt Poker opnieuw zal gaan vertegenwoordigen na de herlancering. Hij krijgt daarbij assistentie van niemand minder dan Viktor ‘Isildur1’ Blom, die tot voor kort uitkwam voor team Pokerstars.
Uit de persverklaring van Full Tilt:
|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.
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.
Tom Dwan reageerde uiteraard enthousiast over zijn vernieuwde contract: “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.” Viktor Blom, roemde op zijn beurt de superieure software van Full Tilt Poker: “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.”
Sarne Lightman, hoofd marketing van Full Tilt Poker voegde er aan toe: “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.”
Eerder deze maand werd bekend dat Gus Hansen weer uit zal komen voor Full Tilt Poker. De teller staat met de toevoeging van Dwan en Blom dus op drie.