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Full Tilt signs Justin "BoostedJ" Smith
Earlier this morning, Justin "BoostedJ" Smith confirmed on poker forum 2+2 that he is officially a red team pro on Full Tilt Poker.
A very well-respected poker player, Smith recently made the final table of WPT Bellagio Cup V and ended up finishing third for a score of $464,870.
In a surprising turn of events, Smith injured his knee while celebrating a hand he won and became the first player in WPT history to sustain a serious injury at the televised final table.
Prior to his Bellagio Cup V performance Smith had a successful WSOP, cashing a total of five times for over $100,000 in tournament winnings. His highest finish was eighth in the $10,000 World Championship Seven-Card Stud Hi-Lo event.
Smith was born in Hartford, Connecticut, but currently resides in Orlando, Florida. Known primarily as an online player, Smith has been known to dominate the high-stakes mixed games on Full Tilt.
In 2007 Smith chopped first place at the FTOPS III Main Event for $232,000. Smith is also an instructor for Daniel Negreanu's PokerVT training site.
Perhaps the only downside of Smith's deal is that he will give up the BoostedJ moniker and instead receive his own name in red. Several pros including Brian Townsend and Patrik Antonius went on huge downswings after becoming Full Tilt pros and getting their names in red.