Gus Hansen, Tom “durrrr” Dwan and Viktor “Isildur1” Blom join The Professionals at Full Tilt

Three of the most exciting players on the planet, Gus Hansen, Tom “durrrr” Dwan and Viktor “Isildur1” Blom, have been unveiled as founding members of The Professionals, Full Tilt’s team of brand ambassadors.

Gus Hansen, also known as “The Great Dane”, burst onto the scene in the early 2000s and wowed the world of poker with his exciting and unorthodox play en route to multiple WPT titles, a WSOP bracelet and an Aussie Millions Main Event crown.

Tom "durrrr" Dwan is one of the most respected heads-up players on the planet, with a uniquely dynamic style. In addition to his ring game ability, Tom is recognized as a top tournament player and boasts more than $2 million in career tournament earnings.

Viktor "Isildur1" Blom is a true poker phenomenon. His relentlessly aggressive play has inspired many to copy his high-octane style. Viktor has shown no fear in taking on some of the biggest names in poker, and will look to reignite competitive action at Full Tilt’s highest stakes tables.

Gus, Tom and Viktor play online exclusively at Full Tilt

Escalator Tournaments, 5-Card Stud and Irish now offered by Full Tilt

Full Tilt now features a variety of new poker game and tournament types.

Escalator Tournaments are an exciting take on the traditional tournament format, with the duration of the blind levels gradually increasing in length as the game progresses. For example, an Escalator Tournament might begin with blinds set at 15/30 for five minutes, with the 20/40 level lasting for six minutes, the 25/50 level lasting for seven minutes, and each subsequent blind level lasting for one minute longer than its predecessor.

Players can now sit down at 5-Card Stud or Irish tables, two new poker varieties added to Full Tilt's game offering. One of the oldest poker games, 5-Card Stud plays similarly to Stud Hi (7-Card Stud), with players receiving a total of five cards during the hand. Irish is a variant of Hold'em in which players are dealt four hole cards instead of two pre-flop, two of which must be discarded after the flop round of betting.

All of the above game and tournament types are now available in the poker software.