November 25th, 2007

jimm frickeWith this title you are probably assuming this article has something to do with Greg Raymer. Unfortunately this isn’t the case, but it involves two other players with similar attributes.

Gobboboy is a dedicated 2+2 poster who has racked up over 4,800 posts since joining 2+2 forums in late 2006. Although all this excerise has yet to pay off. Gobboboy’s real name is Jimmy Fricke, who is only known for a 2nd place prize in the 2007 Aussie Millions main event, which landed him $800,000. After this impressive donkament place and some TV time, Fricke deserves some love right. Well, not according to Howard Lederer.

Here is an email Jimmy Fricke sent Full Tilt Poker:

Hi, I’m Jimmy Fricke, and I took 2nd in the Aussie Millions tournament last year and received a large amount of television coverage. I’m coming back for all the tournaments this year, and was curious if Full Tilt would be interested in sponsoring me in some of the events or maybe the main event in exchange for wearing full tilt gear and maybe some other things. I’m unaffiliated with all sites right now and I have a bunch of friends coming to the tournament who are strong online tournament players who also have no affiliation. Let me know if you’re interested in doing business.
Take care,

Ok, seems like a reasonable request, might as well milk everything you can for winning a tournament. This could be something Jerry Yang could learn. Hours later Fricke was nicely declined by the Full Tilt Staff, which read:

howard ledererThank you for your interest in becoming a member of Full Tilt Poker.
Unfortunately FTP does not take open solicitations from players wishing to
join the team. It is an invite only process that does not have set
standards or qualifications. In the future, if we are interested in
adding you as a FTP representative we will contact you directly. We wish
you the best of luck and we hope to see you at a final table soon.


I’m sure Fricke thought it might be somewhat of a long shot of Full Tilt sponsoring him, since he is only 18. After Fricke accepted that he wasn’t going to be apart of the Full Tilt Team, he found out that he was only being slow rolled by this JD guy. JD accidentally forwarded Howard Lederer’s thoughts on hooking up Fricke, which read:

The guy’s a freak and a very weird dude. He is also quite young. I think we should stay away.

howard lederer saladOuch, eh? Getting by owned by Howard Lederer is like getting made fun of by your own mother, it just shouldn’t happen. Well to conclude this awkward event, Howard sent Fricke an apology via email and asked Fricke not to post it anywhere. Kudos to Gobby for having the balls to make this public.

To read the infamous thread visit 2+2Full Tilt Poker Review

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