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Online Poker Rooms Sign Big Names

Pursuant to announcing Gus Hansen as their brand ambassador, the resurrected online poker room Full Tilt Poker (FTP) has signed up two of the biggest online players. They are Tom “Durrrr” Dwan (in picture with girlfriend) and Viktor “Isildur1”. They will welcome players when FTP goes live in the first week in November. Dwan was with FTP earlier, while Blom was with PokerStars, which bought out FTP to the joy of millions of poker fans around the globe.
Following Black Friday, Dwan had announced that he would pay a million dollars from his own pocket to players who are owed money by FTP if the online poker room failed to pay. Now Dwan can heave a sigh of relief because all players outside the US are being paid by PokerStars, whereas American players are being paid by the US Attorney’s Office in the Southern District of New York. Dwan said, “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.” Blom revealed that he had always loved playing at FTP. It was where he made his name and enjoyed some of his greatest victories. Blom said, “When they approached me about joining the team I knew this was the right fit for me.” FTP sources indicate that more big name signings are anticipated in the coming weeks.
PokerStars has also added to its own team of professional poker players. The latest to be signed on is Isaac “philivey2694” Haxton, who has been described as one of the poker world’s smartest, most successful and fearless young talents. Haxton said that he is no longer just playing for himself. “I’m representing a team and a brand. That brings new opportunities and new responsibilities.” Since finishing second in the 2007 PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event, Haxton has over $4 million in live tournament winnings to his name. In the high stakes online cash tables Haxton has more than held his own against big names like Isildur1, Jason Mercier, Barry Greenstein and Phil Hellmuth. Haxton will be found on PokerStars under the User ID “Ike Haxton”.

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