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This photo of Justin was taken at a Halloween party...wonder why he didn't dress up? (Ha! And wonder when he will notice that this is being used on the poker profile page...)

What's his story?
Justin joined the group via invite from MrBigStacks in early 2004, however due to class conflicts and the inability to shift the night to Wednesdays (fricken Lost), he had to take about 6 months "off." He hasn't gone on a trip yet, as he is very poor.

What does he do when he's not playing poker?
He is a grad student and a golf fanatic. If he is not in school, he is typically on the golf course. He was recently married and has no kids (although they are getting a dog, does that count?).

Casino Poker Games of Choice
Justin doesn't trust himself enough to play any other poker game in the casino other than hold'em.

Poker Leaks
Playing too weak early in strong hands. It seems that everytime he thinks he's trying to get someone to put more chips into the pot, it is him that ends up waving goodbye to chips. This phenomenon only happens with this poker group however...Justin says, "you guys are good."

Poker Pet Peeves
Calling stations.

Online Poker
He plays online at empire poker. He really thinks online poker makes him a worse poker player in live events. Lets face it, people online are idiots. He doesn't know if it is the anonymity factor or what, but they play SO loose. So it is like playing two totally different games from playing online to live games.

Greatest Poker Moment
Winning a bracelet at this years world series has to be at the top of his list. Justin says, "I told you guys about that, right?"

Memorable Bad Beats
There have been so many. Q 3, perhaps because of its recency combined with who it was against, sticks out in his mind.

Favorite Casino
Has to be Turning Stone in NY. It is full of a bunch of country boys who just got paid and are ready to hand over their paychecks at the poker tables.

Poker Group Tournament Finishes
  • The 8th Annual Nothing Says the Holidays Like Uppin' the Stakes Tournament (Dec 3, 2011) - 2nd out of 18
  • The 6th Annual Nothin' Says the Holidays Like Uppin' the Stakes Tournament (Dec 12, 2009) - 1st out of 16
  • Weekly Game (Feb 13, 2008) - 1st out of 9
  • Weekly Game (Jan 23, 2008) - 1st out of 9
  • Weekly Game (Jan 16, 2008) - 1st out of 14
  • Weekly Game (Oct 2, 2007) - 2nd out of 9
  • The 3rd Annual Nothing Says the Holidays Like Uppin' the Stakes Tournament (Dec 12, 2006) - 3rd out of 12
  • Weekly Game (Mar 28, 2006) - 2nd out of 8
  • Weekly Game (Feb 28, 2006) - 1st out of 8
  • Weekly Game (Nov 1, 2005) - 1st out of 7
  • Weekly Game (Oct 4, 2005) - 1st out of 12