The 21-year old online poker pro Smith finished in the money in five diffrent poker disciplines at this year’s WSOP namely no-limit Hold’em heads-up, limit 2-7 triple draw, no-limit 2-7 single draw, stud 8’s or better plus pot-limit Omaha with an 8th place finish at the $10,000 World Championship Stud 8 or Better event to conclude his World Series of Poker rookie year.
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With the afore mentioned results combined with his 3rd place finish in the recent WPT Bellagio Cup V ($464,870) makes Justin Smith a well deserving candidate for Full Tilt sponsorship.
About Justin Smith
Justin was born on 8th January 1988 in Hartford, Connecticut but grew up in Kissimmee, Florida. Justin in well known as an online player who plays high-stakes mixed games at FullTiltPoker using the nickname BoostedJ. In February 2007, Smith finished the FTOPS III Omaha 8 or better event in 5th place, and then five days later he chopped the FTOPS NLHE Main Event for a $232,000 win earning FTOPS Player of the Series honours.
Smith became the very first player in WPT history to sustain a serious injury when he tore several ligaments in his left knee at a televised final table while celebrating a hand he won at the Bellagio Cup V against Alex Gomes, Smith held A 3 and Gomes pocket 3’s the board was J-4-4-5 and as the river showed another J Smith leapt up into the air causing the injury leaving him to complete the final table with an ice pack on his knee to dull the pain.
September 2008 saw Smith finish in 14th position during the WSOPE £5,000 buy in Pot-Limit Omaha event followed shortly after by a 16th place win in the £10,000 Main Event where he picked up a severe bout of the flu with 102 degree fever coupled with fatigue that saw Smith napping between hands.
Smith is an instructor for Daniel Negreanu’s PokerVT training site.
Lifetime tournament earnings: $690,399
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