Hard work, dedication and loyalty has paid off for British pro, Marc “PlayinWitDreams” Kennedy after Full Tilt signed him as its Player Ambassador.
Kennedy has played poker professionally for several years and claims to have earned more than a million dollars in his career thus far. Kennedy’s main game is no limit Hold’em 6-max, with the vast majority of his hands being played in fast-fold poker pools such as Full Tilt’s Rush Poker tables.
Full Tilt introduced its Black Card sponsorship program in the second half of 2013, which gave players the chance to become a sponsored pro if the site. Players competed across 12 leader boards – representing a number of formats and stakes – with the top points earner in each category receiving 100% rakeback (for six months) and either $20,000 in FTOPS or Mini-FTOPS buy-ins or a $20,000 bonus.
Kennedy won the Rush Ring Games High leader board and has since won it on four more consecutive occasions, showing he is one of Full Tilt’s most-dedicated grinders.
Speaking of Kennedy’s appointment as a Player Ambassador, Dominic Mansour, the Full Tilt Managing Director, said in a press release:
“We are delighted to announce the signing of Full Tilt player Marc Kennedy as our Player Ambassador. Marc’s addition to the team is a vital one, as we realise the importance of having ‘a man on the ground’ while we reshape online poker to better meet the needs of recreational players.
“Marc will help us improve the online poker experience by sharing his love for the game, passion for our product and understanding of customer issues with the entire team. We look forward to working with Marc to help make Full Tilt a better place for everyone to play, and players will be able to keep in touch with Marc through his articles on the Full Tilt blog and his Twitch broadcasts.”
The same press release also quoted Kennedy as saying: “My new role at Full Tilt is not to be a sponsored pro in the traditional sense; my job is to act as a Player Ambassador, working with the team on any changes to the product that may have an impact on players. “I’m here to be their voice, and want to hear from all players, whether currently playing at Full Tilt or not, if they’ve any concerns they want me to raise with Full Tilt or with any ideas they have. Let’s take this opportunity to contribute to an online poker room that we, as poker players who love the game, want to play at.”
Kennedy won the Rush Ring Games High leader board and has since won it on four consecutive occasions, showing he is one of Full Tilt’s most-dedicated grinders.
Shortly after the deal was announced on Wednesday afternoon, Kennedy took to Twitter to thank the poker community for their continued support.
I want to say a massive thank-you to the poker community who have shown me so much respect and support over the last couple of years 1/2Follow @PlayinWitDreams
if it wasn't for that this deal with @FullTiltPoker would never have happened. I owe you guys a lot and hope I can do this role justice 2/2Follow @PlayinWitDreams
As a number of professional poker players are these days, Kennedy can be found streaming his play on Twitch. While Kennedy has his own personal Twitch stream, he is also set to appear on the Full Tilt channel as part of his new deal.