In an effort to regain its reputation in the poker world, Full Tilt Poker is taking great lengths to ensure that they associate themselves with some of the best – and straight arrow – professional poker players in the world. A few weeks ago, they announced the signing of Gus Hansen as their official ambassador.
On Monday, the revamped online poker site dropped their second bombshell, announcing the addition of two more pros to its “The Professionals” roster: Tom Dwan and Viktor Blom.
The man affectionately known by his online poker handle “durrrr”, Dwan was actually a sponsored pro of the old regime at Full Tilt Poker before the site closed down after Black Friday. In addition to being one of the best online players in the world, Dwan also made a name for himself in the world of live tournaments, finishing 4th in the 2007 WPT World Poker Finals, 2nd in the $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em event at the WPT Borgata Winter Open, and finishing as runner-up in the $1,500 NLHE event at the 2010 World Series of Poker.
Just like Dwan, Viktor “Isildur1” Blom is considered by many as an online poker legend. Back when nobody knew his real identity, Blom routinely became a water cooler conversation piece after routinely involving himself on some of the old FTP’s high stakes table. Although he won as many as he lost, the manner by which he played – loose in every definition – Blom was a true attraction, having gained a following for his online exploits. According to PokerTableRatings.com, Blom figured in the ten largest pots in online poker history, bowing out in six of those hands while taking down four and winning a total of $3.5 million.
With Dwan and Blom now joining Hansen as members of “The Professionals”, Full Tilt Poker is definitely doing the best it can to make a splash when it returns to the online poker scene on November 6.