As Full Tilt Poker is now up and running again and Viktor Blom and Tom Dwan are part of the team, it was only a matter of time until the two poker pros met each other at the high stacks tables like in the old days. Three years ago, when Full Tilt Poker was in its prime, weekend nights were reserved for some of the biggest names in the poker industry as they would play for nose bleeding amounts. Many gambling enthusiasts took a break from their chosen casino options to login at Full Tilt Poker and watch the action live.
Last week, Viktor “Isildur1” Blom challenged Tom “durrrr” Dwan via Twitter to a heads up match online, each putting in $100,000 and playing on four tables. Dwan didn’t take long to respond and the match was scheduled for Sunday night on Full Tilt Poker. Before the match started, the two agreed to double the amounts so that they would both put $200,000 across four tables of $100/$200 No Limit Hold’em.
Given the large amounts of money that were up for grabs, it looked like the heads up match will last a pretty long time but it only took around three hours for Blom to take it all. This reminds poker enthusiasts of the matches three years ago when Dwan lost almost three million dollars while playing online against Blom.
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Dwan started pretty well on Sunday and got a nice lead with pocket Kings against Blom who was holding pocket Tens but some bad bluff attempts turned the tables in favor of Blom. After a few hours of grinding, Dwan was down to $3,500 and he went all in with pocket Tens which didn’t hold up and Blom cleaned him out.
Of course, this is just the first of what most people expect to be a series of heads up matches between the two representatives of Full Tilt Poker. Maybe the other ambassador, Gus Hansen, will join in on the fun and try to set a new record for the highest pot in online poker history. He and Isildur1 made this happen in 2009 on the Full Tilt tables.
Since Full Tilt Poker is back and has remained pretty much the same except from some large changes with the reward system, it is important to point out that the turbo poker games that have become very popular in the last couple of years. Full Tilt Poker was actually the first online poker room to start this trend when it introduced Rush Poker, a version of Texas Hold’em where players are moved to a new table once they fold their hand; this makes it a lot faster since you don’t have to wait for the other players to play their hand while you just watch.
Online turbo poker sites are now very popular and PokerStars’ Zoom Poker is the number one choice for a large number of players every day. While various online poker rooms offer their unique versions of the fast-folding poker game, the concept remains the same.
By having the option to simply get a new hand as soon as you fold and change the table in the process, poker players can experience something new and special. They no longer have to analyze patterns from their opponents since they change every hand but there is always the option to fold and still stick around to see how the hand plays out.