Allen Cunningham Becomes 13th Member of Team Full Tilt
Team Full Tilt continues to be one of the true forces on the tournament poker and online poker scenes. Already boasting a contingent of the finest players in the world (including former World Champion Chris "Jesus" Ferguson, Howard Lederer, Phil Ivey and Jennifer Harman, among others), Tuesday brought the announcement of their official thirteenth member in the form of one of the best young players in the world in Allen Cunningham.
Allen has been competing at the professional level for almost a quarter of his twenty nine years. Since starting out seven years ago, Cunningham has won tournaments around the world and competed on both the World Poker Tour and World Series of Poker stages. In total, Allen stands among the Top Ten in money earnings over his career with well over $8 million in winnings.
His greatest stage has been that at the World Series, however. Cunningham has racked up four bracelet wins, including one each in the past two years of the tournament. His performance at the 2005 World Series (where he won one event, final tabled at three others and cashed in another event) earned him the 2005 World Series of Poker Player of the Year award. His finest moment, though, definitely came this summer, when Allen was able to take another bracelet and also was able to outlast almost the entirety of the Main Event field of 8,773 before succumbing to the onslaught of eventual champion Jamie Gold and finishing fourth.
"Allen Cunningham has simply been the best all-around player at the WSOP over the last two years. Team Full Tilt is honored to welcome such an accomplished player to its ranks," said Howard Lederer, fellow Team Full Tilt member. With Cunningham now on the roster, the "official" members of Team Full Tilt now total thirteen and another three dozen professionals have a loose association with the online site. Of the fifty men and women on the roles of Full Tilt, 67 WSOP bracelets are represented.
Full Tilt is also one of the online sites that those associated with the team can actually be found playing at. They can be playing in the free rooms, the micro and low limit games and the upper echelons of the cash games and always are around for the tournament action that the site offers. With the addition of Allen Cunningham to their roster, those online tables just got a whole lot more difficult.