Meet Full Tilt Poker's Tour Ambassador Sinem MelinApril 28, 2014 1:22 pm
In July 2013, Full Tilt Poker announced its team of Tour Ambassadors that would represent the site at the UK & Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT), with Sinem ‘Sin’ Melin counted amongst their numbers. At the time FTP’s Senior Manager of Pro, Celebrity & VIP Marketing, Dustin Iannotti, commented:
“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.”
Sin originally placed herself on poker’s radar after finishing the 2011 UKIPT £550 event in 5th for £14,900 ($23,662), and the 2013 GUKPT £1,070 London Main Event in 9th for £7,150 ($10,841).
Since becoming a FTP pro Sinem Melin has tirelessly been competing at various tournaments across the UK and has managed to add a further $31,953 to her winnings, including last year making the final table of the GUKP £1,070 Luton Main Event, eventually finishing in 7th place for £8,900 ($14,192). In total Sinem Melin now boasts $85,165 in live tournament winnings since cashing in at her first live event in 2010.
Sinem Melin also subsidizes her income playing online NLH MTTs and cash games. Nevertheless, having a sponsorship deal with one of the biggest poker rooms in the world also affords Sinem an extra security, and talking about what it means for her to be sponsored by FTP, the 25 year old Londoner replied: “Representing a brand such as Full Tilt Poker as an ambassador is a big responsibility and an honour. I feel so blessed and smile each time I put my patch on.”
In addition to her impressive results, Sinem’s outgoing personality was also originally instrumental in bringing her to the attention of Full Tilt Poker, and talking about her experiences on the live circuit, explained:
“I think utilizing my personality at the table gives me an edge. Being friendly, always serving up a good dose of table banter, and getting involved in the table conversations are my specialty. I think it definitely helps with gaining players’ trust, which means you can get away with the odd bluff.”
Overall, Sinem Melin has proven to be one of Full Tilt’s most popular representatives on the UK circuit, and we wish her the best of luck for the future.