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Full Tilt adds a sports star to its "Friends of Full Tilt" list

Tags: full tilt poker, james blake, poker, tennis.
Posted on 15 October 2010 by "T".

Full Tilt Poker has just announced on its website that it has signed tennis star James Blake to its "Friends of Full Tilt" list. Blake turned pro back in 1999 and since then he has played against the top tennis players in the world and won 15 titles. He was also voted the the world's sexiest athlete in the People's 2002 Sexiest Man Alive issue.

As you already might have figured out, James Blake is pretty good at playing poker as well and his top result so far is a second place in the 2nd season of Bravo's Celebrity Poker Showdown. I will be interesting to see if he can achieve even greater results now when he's playing for Full Tilt Poker! Good luck on the tennis court and at the poker tables, James Blake!


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9 comments on "Full Tilt adds a sports star to its "Friends of Full Tilt" list"

 AbuDhabi15/10/2010 12:03:24 GMT
Blake is vey sympatic player Smile Go and play poker and earn even more than in tenis Big Smile
 HsH8015/10/2010 12:09:28 GMT
oh not a bad decision but at first i thought that they would have finally added "Dennis Rodman"
 lomax15/10/2010 13:44:50 GMT
yes i agree, i don't like a lot tennis, i prefer football but James Blake is very sympatic. i think that this is a very good idea.
 BMan9815/10/2010 13:57:35 GMT
What's the point? Is this supposed to encourage tennis players to play poker cause James Blake does? I guess it works, cause if it didn't FTP wouldn't bring him on. When do the poker sites start sponsoring NASCAR? I hear there are a couple of teams looking for sponsors for next year
 SuperNoob16/10/2010 15:01:13 GMT
good deal for both of them, it will atleast generate some publicity for them and if he plays well thats a bonus Blink anyways good luck to him, lets see what can he do against the pros
 racpxt17/10/2010 11:54:24 GMT
Psychologycally both tennis and poker are high tension games. In both aggressive play is risky but is also the way to go if you want to win. Having 3 match points or 90% of the chips means you are almost certain to win, but you need to have it all to really win, it can be quick or take a very long time, and losing is never impossible. Serving in tennis is the poker equivalent to play in position. etc...
Probably this "similarities" are the reason why so many tennis players are coming to poker.
 whamboozeled17/10/2010 11:57:17 GMT
lol @ racpxt

Poker is just a bad ass game, nothing more nothing less.
 jpoblong14/11/2010 11:10:00 GMT
james blake is a good tennis player.. i hope full tilt will sign other sports personalaties like manny pacquiao as one of their endorsers to attract more of my countrymen.. filipinos
 123loweman15/11/2010 03:07:27 GMT
yes sports stars help make poker bigger and its booming all around the world everyone wants a piece of the pot

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