Players Will Serve as Tour Ambassadors on UKIPT TourPublished on July 24th, 2013 3:26 pm EST
According to Pokernews.com (link below), Full Tilt Poker has signed sponsorship deals with four new players.
Martins Adeniya, Dermot Blain, Ben Jenkins and Sinem Melin are the four players who will now be wearing the Full Tilt Poker patch and playing as "red pros" on the site. Full Tilt Poker revealed that the players will also serve as "Tour Ambassadors" on the UKIPT (UK and Ireland Poker Tour). The foursome will reportedly be making their first appearance as Full Tilt Poker Tour Ambassadors at the Full Tilt Poker Galway Festival that runs from July 27th to August 12th.
Martins Adeniya was a trader after graduating from business school, but elected to forego a potentially lucrative career to become a professional poker player. At the time that he decided to leave his business career, Adeniya had this to say:
"Ultimately it is a gamble, but it is just a far better lifestyle. I had a good job but I was trying to juggle it with playing poker, which was impossible."
The move seems to have paid off for Adeniya, as he has been able to parlay his success at the poker table into a sponsorship deal with Full Tilt Poker.
Of the four players, Dermot Blain has enjoyed the most success in "live" poker tournaments, accumulating over $1.35 million in total cashes. Blain's biggest score came in the 2009 APPT main event in Macau, which he ended up taking down for over $540,000.
These four sponsorship deals are Full Tilt Poker's first since signing Tom "durrrr" Dwan, Viktor "Isildur1" Blom and Gus Hansen in the fall of 2012.
Source: Pokernews.com - Full Tilt Poker Reveals Four New Red Pros and UKIPT Ambassadors Ahead of Galway Series
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