As a part of the promotion HEADS UP SHOWDOWN, Full Tilt Poker pros Viktor "Isildur1" Blom and Gus Hansen were supposed to play against each other on Sunday, September 14. Many had looked forward to the battle ever since Full Tilt Poker announced the challenge last month, but, unfortunately, many were left disappointed as Gus Hansen never showed up.
"We regret that Hansen was unable to play, and we apologise to his fans. Unfortunately, due to unforeseen circumstances, Gus Hansen did not play the heads-up match against Isildur," a company representative wrote in a statement issued to pokerfuse.
Besides missing the best-of-three heads-up match again Isildur1, Hansen didn't play the $5,000 heads-up against the winner of the "Selfie competition".
However, the HEADS UP SHOWDOWN was never cancelled as Full Tilt Poker quickly found a replacement for Hansen: Triple Crown winner and Team PokerStars Pro Jake Cody.
Cody and Blom played three heads-up Sit and Go's (Stud Hi/Lo, NL Triple Draw and NL Hold'em). At the end of it all, Blom stood tall as the champion after winning all three matches! Blom received $50,000 in prize money.
Orignally the loser of the challenge was supposed to play 1,000 hands of micro stakes ($0.05/$0.10) Razz or record and release a video of themselves singing the winner's national anthem, but Cody probably won't have to to neither of that since he stepped in last minute to help.