Poker Prodigy James "Flushy" Dempsey Signs With Full Tilt PokerJuly 27, 2010 9:18 am
The UK’s 27 year-old poker prodigy, known as James “Flushy” Dempsey, has just signed a sponsorship deal with Full Tilt Poker to become the latest member of their ever expanding ‘Red Pros’ troupe.
The young tournament and MTT specialist from Brighton in East Sussex has been earning a very nice living playing online poker over the past few years. A quick glance at his stats on ‘PocketFives’ shows that he is already up $630,286 at PokerStars and a further $373,866 at Full Tilt Poker alone.
His biggest online score to date was during PokerStars 2009 SCOOP $320 No-Limit Hold’em event, where he finished second for a $211,000 pay-day.
However, it is his most recent success at the 2010 WSOP which attracted the interest of the online poker site leading to his being offered the new sponsorship deal.
James Dempsey has won over $735,000 from live tournament cashes since 2005. However, $511,867 of that amount came from his remarkable performance at this year’s WSOP, which included a WSOP bracelet win at the $1,500 Omaha and a 2nd place finish at the $10,000 Omaha Hi/Lo event.
Commenting on his joining Full Tilt Poker’s Red Pros, Dempsey said:
“I couldn’t be more excited. This is a such a dream of mine. I’ve worked very hard for this over the years and to have won a bracelet and now this – it’s just fantastic.”
He now joins fellow British WSOP winners Praz Bansi and Richard Ashby at Full Tilt, and will be privy to a whole host of perks, which include being payed $35 an hour to play on the site, and 100% rakeback.