12/07/2012 : CLASH OF THE MERCURIALS
Dwan and Blom scheduled to slug it out on Full Tilt Poker
Full Tilt Poker.com, which was acquired earlier this year by online poker industry leader Pokerstars, has some exciting high stakes poker in store for internet railbirds, setting the scene for a clash between arguably two of internet poker's most audacious and mercurial professionals – Tom Dwan and Viktor Blom.
On Sunday December 9 at 15h00 EST "durrrr" and "Isildur1′ will confront one another on the Full Tilt site, each laying down $100,000 across four tables in a winner-takes-all heads-up match.
Announcing the clash Thursday on his Twitter account, Blom tweeted:
"@TomDwan has accepted my challenge and wants to play this Sunday. Me and @TomDwan will play @FullTiltPoker for $100k a side to start, 4 tables, nlhe. this is years in the making and will be so fun!”
Renowned for the often roller-coaster nature of their nosebleed brand of online poker, both players have won and lost many millions of dollars over the years, in many cases developing record pots. Blom reportedly has the statistical edge on Dwan in terms of winnings, and Dwan will be out to redress that situation.