Full Tilt Poker Adds Four New Red Pros

Full Tilt Poker Adds Four New Red Pros Full Tilt Poker has just announced the appointment of four new Red Pros who in addition to their online duties, will also be representing the site at each of the upcoming UK & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) Main Events. The players have been named as Martins Adeniya, Sinem Melin, Dermot Blain and Ben Jenkins, and as Full Tilt Poker’s Senior Manager of Pro, Celebrity & VIP Marketing, Dustin Iannotti, explains:
“These Tour Ambassadors will help redefine what it means to represent a poker site. These players are working with us to create exciting new live experiences that will leave UKIPT players with memories that extend well beyond the felt.”
The players’ are set to undertake their first Full Tilt Poker ambassador duties at the Full Tilt Poker Galway Festival, which takes place between July 27th and August 12th with the 60 tournament series also including the €1 million guaranteed UKIPT Galway Main Event, the €2,000 UKIPT High Roller, and the €10,000 UKIPT Super High Roller.
Here’s a closer look at Full Tilt Poker’s new ambassadors:
Martins Adeniya is an English business graduate and city trader who left his former job to concentrate on playing poker and has since carved out a lucrative career for himself multi-tabling at $10/$20 NL online cash games. Adeniya also boasts $487,965 in live tournament earnings, including a 7th place finish at the 2011 London UKIPT £5k event for £86,350 ($134,964).
Dermot Blain is a poker pro from Dublin, who shot to celebrity in August, 2009, after taking down the APPT Macau Main Event for $541,100. In 2011, Blain also finished at the €10k WSOP Europe Main Event in 5th for €275,000 ($367,362), and now has $1,359,192 in live earnings.
Ben Jenkins is an English pro who by the time he finished university was making more money as a poker player than he would have at most jobs. Up until now Jenkins has won an impressive $1,175,988 playing online under the screen name “onGs08bjohnson,” to go with his $231,435 he has won from live tournaments.
Sinem Melin is one of England’s most promising female poker players, having already made final tables in 2011 at the £500 UKIPT Brighton Main Event and in 2013 at the £1k GUKPT London Main Event. Sinem Melin’s live tournament earnings so far total $45,382, but that figure is set to rise considerably after having been signed by Full Tilt.

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