Full Tilt Poker has always been known to have the most amazing roster of poker pros, better than even PokerStars. But now they seem to have upped the ante and improved their team yet again with the addition of Peter Jetten, one of the most respected newcomers to the industry today. Since the moment he first came out, it became pretty clear that Jetten would have a brilliant future ahead of him, and now that future is tied in with Full Tilt.
Jetten and Full Tilt
Everyone was pretty happy for Peter Jetten when he announced that he signed a deal with Full Tilt Poker. He would not yet be a full-fledged Full Tilt Team Member, but he would be considered as one of the Full Tilt Red Pros. That means he’s ranked with Matthew Jarvis and Michael Mizrachi. What this means, of course, for Jetten is that he is likely to get more exposure through Full Tilt. Jetten has appeared on the PokerStars Big Game, but now that Full Tilt has decided to skimp on their pros, he’s likely to stop appearing there. He will still probably appear on Poker After Dark – and let’s admit it, with Ivey, Dwan, and Antonius there, Full Tilt’s Cash Games are certainly eons more interesting that PokerStars’.
Jetten seems to be Full Tilt’s answer to PokerStars’ Blom and UB’s Prahlad. Still, there has been news about Hellmuth meeting with Full Tilt officials – so we never know if a bomb will be dropped on us.
Jetten first appeared around the poker scene in 2004. He built his bankroll through freerolls and small cash games and was overall doing pretty decently for himself – but it was nothing remarkable. It was only on 2006 that Jetten started making waves. He cashed at the WSOP three times and has consistently cashed at every WSOP since then. He also had some pretty deep finishes at the Aussie Millions as well as the EPT. Overall, he has tournament winnings of over $1.8 million. He’s also a pretty talented cash game player. What’s pretty special about Jetten, though, is that he’s generally well-liked by the public. Unlike Blom, whose unveiling caused much of the poker community to dislike him for his underhanded tactics on tax evasion and whose sponsorship with PokerStars has been pretty much frowned upon.
Unlike Prahlad whose sponsorship deal with UB was tainted by the fact that he swore never to ‘sell out’ before, Jetten’s sponsorship with Full Tilt pretty much solicited only hearty congratulations and pats on the back. Indeed, this is another genius move for Full Tilt, and a great step forward for Jetten.
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