Jeremy Gaubert, aka “thechemist83” Strikes Gold At TunicaAugust 21, 2009 8:59 am
Jeremy Gaubert, aka “thechemist83”, overcame being one of the short stacks at the final table of the Gold Strike World Poker Open, to lift the title of the $5,150 buy-in tournament and walk away with the $192,000 first prize.
During the tournament held in Tunica, Mississippi, Gaubert was part of a 126 player field, and managed to knock out several members of Team PokerStars including Vanessa Rousso on Day 1 and Moneymaker and Chad Brown at the final table, on his way to eventual glory.
As play at the final table began, Gaubert was in 7th place with Chris Moneymaker, the local hero, holding over 40% of the table chips but undaunted by his position Gaubert announced: “I’m going to play my game regardless of how many chips everyone else has and no matter who they are. My chip stack dictates what I’m able to do based on the blinds at the time.”
Gaubert eliminated Brown in 4th spot, after his push on the river with a busted straight draw was called by Gaubert’s paired king on the flop. Moneymaker was then dispatched in 3rd when, following a raise and reraise all in on the flop, his top pair got cracked by Gaubert making his flush on the river.
Gaubert was very complimentary of Chris Moneymaker and said: “I respect Chris greatly. He was down to Earth and funny. Money didn’t change him and he played very well considering the heat he takes sometimes. Without him, I may not be here today, so I was grateful to play with him.”
A heads up battle with Steve Hamontree lasted an hour before Steve Hamontree went all in with T 8 after hitting a T high flop, but did not count on Gaubert’s pocket rockets.
Gaubert’s latest win goes alongside an impressive list of victories which include placing 58th at the 2008 WSOP $10,000 buy-in contest for a $115,800 payout, collecting $233,000 at the Sunday Million on PokerStars after a last table deal was struck, and winning the Full Tilt Poker Sunday Mulligan for $52,000.
Gaubert is the co-founder of MTTbacking.com, which identifies and stakes budding poker players in exchange for a percentage of their winnings whilst preparing them for the higher stakes. When asked what differentiates a winning player from a great player he offered this insight:
“A great player knows when and how to pick his spots and exploit his opponents, and reads a table well. That’s the biggest key, knowing when to play a certain style based on how your table is playing. You could run over one table, and at a different table, you might have to sit tight and wait for cards. The very best know how to adjust constantly.”