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Blom Crushes Dwan in Heads-Up Match

After a three-year hiatus partly due to the shutdown of Full Tilt in 2011, Viktor “Isuldur1” Blom and Tom “durrrr” Dwan played a heads-up no-limit hold’em match on Full Tilt Sunday. Blom scored the victory and $200,000 in the winner-take-all format.

Upping the amount wagered over four tables to $200,000 each after advertising the match at $100,000 a piece, the young Swede disposed of his American colleague in 1,381 hands and slightly less than three hours, reported. Dwan and Blom are two-thirds of the resurrected Full Tilt’s stable of pros, with Gus Hansen rounding out “The Professionals” triumvirate.

Dwan took an early lead when K-K in the hole was good for $45,198 against Blom’s pocket 10’s. However, Dwan’s poor choices at bluff attempts later in the match allowed Blom to continue where he left off in 2009, getting the best of his rival once again. A turning point in the contest came when Dwan bet big with Ace-high into a flopped set. Blom took several million from Dwan three years ago and he can now add $200,000 to that total.

Full Tilt’s cash game traffic has been steadily faltering since the site’s relaunch on Nov. 6. The Dwan-Blom “rematch” was seen by many as a way for FullTilt to generate a bit of excitement at the cash tables. However, on Full Tilt’s tournament tables, the FTOPS XXI series has been tremendously popular. As of this writing 18 of the scheduled 35 events are in the books with over $5.5 million already paid out in prize money.

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Charles Rettmuller

Charles has been an avid poker player for a number of years, both live and online. He holds a degree in journalism and previously worked as a reporter for a Chicago-based newspaper. Charles joined the PokerUpdate team in early 2012 and writes daily news articles for the site.