For those that love to see a bit of heads up action between the top players in the game are going to be in for a little treat this September. The two Full Tilt pros in Gus Hansen and Viktor “Isildur1” Blom are set to go head to head in a challenge called the “Heads Up Showdown”.
It will all begin at 2.15pm ET on the 14th of September with both players squaring up in a best of three heads up challenge with $50k on offer for the winner and a forfeit on offer for the loser.
Each of the three matches will employ a different variation of poker in order to really test both players all round game. First up will be the variation of Stud 8 which was chosen by Hansen, then comes Bloms’ choice of 2-7 Triple Draw. Once those two games are out of the way, they will have to play a third variation that is going to be chosen via a public vote over at Full Tilt blog.
Whilst there is $50k on the line for the winner, the players will probably not want to lose more due to the forfeit options that they will have. The loser will have a choice of spending their time playing a total of 1,000 hands at the micro stakes on the site or sing their countries national anthem whilst being recorded.
How You Can Win Some Money From This Duel
All of you can get involved in the action two, with players able to take home a share of $50k and even win a ticket worth $635 into the FTOPS Main Event. All that needs to be done is for players to make a $20 deposit on the site between the 28th of August and 7th of September and play enough to have earned at least 50 Full Tilt Points between that time period.
Once you have done both you will be given a free ticket into a freeroll of the player that they think will win the showdown. So you have to choose between the $10k Gus Supporters freeroll or the $10k Viktor Supporters freeroll. Both events will play out at 2.15pm on the 13th of September and will give players a chance at a good slice of the $10k prize pool on offer.
It does not end their either as those that selected the right winner will get an additional ticket into a $30 Heads Up Showdown Flip freeroll on the 15th of September at 2.15pm.
Prize Draw Too
Just when you thought the prizes stopped coming there is also a chance for a player to win a $635 ticket into the FTOPS Main Event. This will be awarded to one lucky player that logs into Full Tilt Poker and rails the challenge between both Viktor Blom and Gus Hansen.