MicahJ Busting up the Ranks


Relatively unknown player Micah "MicahJ" Smith has began making waves in the high-stakes community lately, having collected over $580k in profits since February.

Starting just before February, Smith ground his 2010 profit up to $40k, staying there until just before March, before going on a violent upswing.

From March to now, he has worked $40k into over $580,000 on Full Tilt, playing everything from $25/$50 Pot-Limit Omaha to $300/$600 PLO and Hold'em.

His session yesterday began with a heads-up $100/$200 PLO session against luckexpress10. Despite winning the largest pot of the day, worth $88,590, Smith was only able to make $1,638 from the 353-hand session.

Online high-stakes regular NEKOTYAN would be next to take on the up-and-comer, playing 931 hands of $100/$200 PLO in a split heads-up session. Without playing a single pot worth more than $85k, Smith managed to win $310,228 before the two called it quits.

In between the two halves of the $100/$200 session, the two also played 247 hands of $50/$100 PLO, NEKOTYAN making back just $16,635 of his losses.

After adding in half a dozen smaller matches to this total session, Smith had earned, at the time of publication, a total $303,912, ending the day as the 14th most profitable player in the high stakes games in 2010.

Perhaps this upswing is just a blip on radar. If not, a new high-stakes star may have been born over the past few months.

Below are the three largest pots from the day, to see more head to our online poker stats page.


Good old aces.



The set alone would have been good.



NEKOTYAN held all of MicahJ's best outs.

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