The relaunch of the Full Tilt Poker brand continues to gather steam. Just two weeks ago Gus Hansen became the first player to sign with the new company as an ambassador. Monday morning the company announced that former Team Full Tilt member Tom “durrrr” Dwan and former PokerStars Pro Viktor “isildur1″ Blom have become the second and third players to become Full Tilt Poker Professionals.
“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,” said Sarne Lightman, head of marketing for Full Tilt Poker. “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.”
Dwan first joined Full Tilt Poker in November 2009 and was one of the regulars on the site’s nosebleed stakes. Dwan’s time as a member of Team Full Tilt was highlighted by the Durrrr Challenge, a series of high stakes matches with Patrik Antonius and Dan “Jungleman12″ Cates. Neither challenge, which saw Dwan playing a set number of hands with each opponent, reached their conclusion before Black Friday. For Dwan the chance to return to the site where he made a name for himself was an easy one.
“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,” said Dwan.
Blom also saw his star rise thanks to his exploits at the high stakes cash games on Full Tilt Poker. Blom, playing under the screenname “isildur1″, played the highest stakes on Full Tilt Poker against the likes of Dwan, Cates, Patrik Antonius and Brian Hastings. In January 2011 Blom revealed his identity and was unveiled as the newest member of Team PokerStars Pro. In August Blom and PokerStars parted ways leading some to speculate that Blom would be a part of the Full Tilt Poker relaunch.
“I always loved playing on the Full Tilt Poker software, it is where I made my name and enjoyed some of my greatest victories,” said Blom, 23. “When they approached me about joining the team I knew this was the right fit for me.”
Full Tilt Poker is set to relaunch on November 1 with most players outside the United States able to play on the relaunched site.