Four New British Red “Professionals” At Full Tilt Poker

FTP Ambassadors

It has just been revealed by Full Tilt Poker that they have enlisted four new Red “Professionals” from the United Kingdom who will represent the site during the fourth season of the UK & Ireland Poker Tour.

Their first stop will be at the Full Tilt Poker Galway Festival on the 27th of July in Ireland. This festival will harbour a massive amount of events totalling 60 with the biggest being the Main Event which has a €1 million guarantee.

Below we have taken a closer look at each new Red Pro and can already see that each of them are well deserving of their ambassadorship.

Martins Adeniya

Adeniya is a fairly new player on the scene whose poker roots began online. He took the game like a duck to water after learning how to play it whilst attending University, so much so that before long he was grinding away at the $10/$20 No Limit Holdem tables and doing well.

However it was a big score of $180k in the Full Tilt Online Poker Series (FTOPS) Main Event that finally convinced him to take up the game professionally. He now regularly travels the world to take part in major events and has since made big scores in both the World Series of Poker and in European Poker Tour events.

Sinem Melin

Melin is one of the UK’s most promising female poker talents and is a regular on both the UKIPT and GUKPT tours around Britain. In fact she has made final tables on both tours over the past couple of years in the UKIPT Brighton in 2011 and GUKPT London this year.

Dermot Blain

Blain is probably the most familiar of the new names to be both Red Pros and ambassadors for the upcoming fourth season in the UK & Ireland Poker Tour. The Irishman first burst on to the scene when he took down a $540k score by winning the 2009 Asia Pacific Poker Tour Main Event in Macau.

He also secured another $365k from a final table and fifth place finish in the World Series of Poker Europe Main Event in 2011. In total he has notched up more than $1.3 million in career earnings from live tournaments alone.

Ben Jenkins

Jenkins has very little live game experience but is a prominent online cash and tournament player on both PokerStars and Full Tilt Poker. Tournaments are his favourite format though and he once came close to winning the PokerStars Sunday Warm-up. Ben has been a professional online player for the last four years and is certainly one of those players that are on the rise in this country.