Battle Isildur1 or Gus Hansen for $50k in Full Tilt Poker's New “Bust a Pro”

Viktor Blom
Take on one of the biggest names in poker for $50,000.

Full Tilt Poker will give players the chance to battle Viktor “Isildur1” Blom or Gus Hansen in an innovative new heads-up poker challenge this January.

Through a series of freerolls, four players will earn the right to challenge one of the Full Tilt Professionals for a chance at up to $50,000.

The heads-up matches will play out January 5th and will feature a structure familiar to those who watch TV game shows.

In Round 1 the challenger will battle the pro to win $5,000. If he wins he will keep the $5k regardless of what happens next.

In Round 2 the challenger will have the chance to win an additional $15,000, and the decision to put that money at risk to continue to Round 3.

Should the challenger choose to take on the pro in Round 3 he stands to win a grand total of $50,000, but if he loses the third match he will lose the $15,000 and walk away with just $5k.

Gus Hansen
Would you rather play Gus or Viktor?

“Bust a Pro is a really exciting opportunity for our players to test their skills against the biggest names in poker,” said Sarne Lightman, Head of Marketing at Full Tilt Poker.

“Not only do they have the chance to take on one of The Professionals, but they can win up to $50,000 in the process!”

All Bust a Pro matches will have Turbo No-Limit Hold'em structures.

How to Qualify

Players on Full Tilt Poker will have two chances to qualify for a chance at taking on a poker legend heads-up.

Starting December 15 all you have to do is deposit $20, earn at least 25 FTPs and choose whether you want to take on Gus Hansen or Viktor Blom. You'll also have the chance to increase your starting stack in the freeroll by earning additional FTPs.

After you've qualified you'll be entered in a freeroll with $10,000 in guaranteed prizes, plus a seat in the final challenge for the winner.

Players that qualify during week one can choose from:

  • Gus Hansen Bust a Pro Freeroll – Sunday, December 22nd at 12:00 ET
  • Isildur1 Bust a Pro Freeroll – Sunday, December 22nd at 12:00 ET

Players that qualify during week two can choose from:

  • Gus Hansen Bust a Pro Freeroll – Sunday, December 29th at 12:00 ET
  • Isildur1 Bust a Pro Freeroll – Sunday, December 29th at 12:00 ET

If you don't have an account on Full Tilt Poker check out our comprehensive review and world's-best sign-up bonus.

For the full explanation of Full Tilt Poker's Bust a Pro head over to the FTP site.


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