Budding Poker Pro 'MicahJ' Sees Bankroll Expand By $500k In MarchApril 14, 2010 6:48 am
Despite having a relatively quiet start to the year, online poker player MicahJ is currently in the middle of an upswing which has seen his bankroll increase by around $580,000 over the last month.
From the beginning of 2010 up to March, MicahJ managed to grind his online bankroll up to $40k before hitting a major upswing which sent his profits soaring by over half a million dollars.
MicahJ, believed to be Micah Smith (23) from West Palm Beach, FL, USA, hit his incredible run while primarily playing heads-up PLO at Full Tilt Poker’s cash tables. MicahJ has been known to compete at various levels from $1/$2 to $300/$600, but with $10/$20 and $25/$50 stakes being his mainstay.
Yesterday, MicahJ’s run continued unabashed and by the end of the day he had added $303,912 to his roll to take it to its present level. The major contributor to his incredible session was NEKOTYAN, who might have regretted his decision to mix it up with his formidable opponent after dropping $310,228 at $100/$200 PLO over 931 hands.
As well as being a talented cash player, Micah Smith is no slouch at MTT’s either and originally got into online poker as an 18 year-old college student, after he started playing small stakes SNGs and MTTs. He hit form early on and was able to boost his bankroll enabling him to enter higher buy-in MTTs and cash games.
To date Micah Smith’s best MTT result came November last year when he won $81,030 for a fourth place finish at FTOPS Event #17 on FullTiltPoker. In 2009, he also won a $150 buy-in event on Full Tilt for $17,606.11 and placed second in another for $13,934.88.
As the young star continues his meteoric rise up the poker ranks, it will be interesting to see just how far towards his goals his latest upswing may propel him.