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Old 07-20-2009, 02:17 AM   #1
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BoostedJ aka Justin Smith at Bellagio Cup - INJURED

I just got this txt from *TT* of 2p2 and he told me to post this:

3 remain in the event. Justin now has a chip lead (although slim)

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Justin open shoved on button with A3, alex Gonzolez snap called with 33. Flop paired and then river paired. Justin win w a high, jumps for joy, hugs his family , me and Mike Matusow , when he lands he tears his ACL. He is playing now, with leg on ice. Doug Dalton offered a room for the night if he needs it
This is how WPT is reporting it:

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Hand #151: Justin Smith Doubles Through Alex Gomes

Level 25: 50,000-100,000, 10,000 ante

Justin Smith limps from the button for 100,000, Alex Gomes raises from the big blind to 575,000, and Smith thinks for about a minute before he says, "I'm all in." Gomes immediately calls with 8club8spade, and he'll need it to hold against Smith's KspadeJclub to bust him here.

The board comes Adiamond7diamond3clubQheart10spade -- Justin Smith rivers an ace-high straight to win the pot and double up.

We're not sure exactly what happened, but Justin Smith injured himself during his celebration with his friends on the rail. A seat has been brought over to him near the rail so he can rest for a moment -- we have no clear indication on the nature of his injury at the moment.

Justin puts his arm around Mike Matusow's neck as Matusow carries him back to the final table -- clearly favoring one leg over the other. Justin says he might have torn his ACL, but he will play on. (He tore both of his ACLs when he was younger.) Someone will be bringing ice to him to pack his knee.

Seat 1: Faraz Jaka - 5,905,000
Seat 4: Alex Gomes - 3,580,000
Seat 5: Justin Smith - 6,600,000
*TT* says it's the A3 hand, as the one they have here is before the injury. It's reported wrong on the WPT site.

Justin is now playing, leg up on another chair, with ice on his knee.

I know Justin fairly well, he's a really good guy, and a helluva poker player, I wish him the best. And hope his knee is not all that bad, GOGOGOGOGOGOGO GL!
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Old 07-20-2009, 02:19 AM   #2
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Re: BoostedJ aka Justin Smith at Bellagio Cup - INJURED

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Old 07-20-2009, 02:20 AM   #3
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Re: BoostedJ aka Justin Smith at Bellagio Cup - INJURED

Didn't he have like a severe accident a few years back that they covered over the WSOPE?
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Old 07-20-2009, 02:21 AM   #4
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Old 07-20-2009, 02:22 AM   #5
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Re: BoostedJ aka Justin Smith at Bellagio Cup - INJURED

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Didn't he have like a severe accident a few years back that they covered over the WSOPE?
I believe it was a major motorcycle accident, yes.
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Old 07-20-2009, 02:24 AM   #6
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Re: BoostedJ aka Justin Smith at Bellagio Cup - INJURED

someone else mentioned he tore both his ACL's when he was younger too
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Old 07-20-2009, 02:24 AM   #7
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Re: BoostedJ aka Justin Smith at Bellagio Cup - INJURED

I think he just eclipsed #1...

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Old 07-20-2009, 02:25 AM   #8
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Re: BoostedJ aka Justin Smith at Bellagio Cup - INJURED

this is why celebrating winning hands in poker is retarded
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Old 07-20-2009, 02:25 AM   #9
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Re: BoostedJ aka Justin Smith at Bellagio Cup - INJURED

let us now post clips/pics of people injuring themselves celebrating. Like this one kicker guy and the guy in the bike race who goes no hands double fist pump and crashes
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Old 07-20-2009, 02:27 AM   #10
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And people say poker isnt a sport....
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Old 07-20-2009, 02:27 AM   #11
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Old 07-20-2009, 02:28 AM   #12
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I believe it was a major motorcycle accident, yes.
thank you sir, I thought he was that guy..I hope he wins..mostly cuz I don't know who the other 2 guys are really..
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Old 07-20-2009, 02:28 AM   #13
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100% risk free.

karma comes in many shapes.
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Old 07-20-2009, 02:29 AM   #14
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let us now post clips/pics of people injuring themselves celebrating. Like this one kicker guy and the guy in the bike race who goes no hands double fist pump and crashes
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Old 07-20-2009, 02:29 AM   #15
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I think he just eclipsed #1...

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Diogo, a midfielder, has been playing professional soccer since 1994, but his biggest claim to fame has to be an unfortunate accident in 2004 that cost him the ring finger on his left hand. While playing for Servette FC, a Geneva-based Swiss soccer club, Diogo assisted on a goal late in the game. In celebration, he climbed the fence that separated the pitch from the fans in attendance. However, without his knowing, his wedding ring got caught on the fence, and when Diogo jumped off the fence, most of his finger was ripped off his hand. To add insult to injury, as Diogo lay on the ground writhing in pain, and as match officials frantically searched for the rest of the lost digit, he was given a yellow card for excessive celebration. Sadly, doctors could not reattach it, and were later forced to amputate what remained of the finger.
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Old 07-20-2009, 02:29 AM   #16
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Stick with the classics imo

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Old 07-20-2009, 02:32 AM   #17
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thank you sir, I thought he was that guy..I hope he wins..mostly cuz I don't know who the other 2 guys are really..
Yes, I guess his knee was nearly on its way out anyway. This kind of thing happens. I have had 3 knee surgeries, one ACL, and know its doesnt take much to put your leg out of line and twist a knee up to pop something. Hurts like a b!tch too!
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Old 07-20-2009, 02:32 AM   #18
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Re: BoostedJ aka Justin Smith at Bellagio Cup - INJURED

one of the greatest sporting accomplishments, almost like tiger winning the US open on one leg
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Old 07-20-2009, 02:34 AM   #19
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thanks

don't remember if this was the bike clip, could be another douche crashing while celebrating early

http://www.youtube.com/v/2p6P52q0JrY&rel=1
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Old 07-20-2009, 02:36 AM   #20
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Re: BoostedJ aka Justin Smith at Bellagio Cup - INJURED

there was some dude at our local AAA baseball team a few years back that hit a walk-off HR, rounded the bases, then jumped on home plate while his teammates waited for him, only to snap his ACL in the process... oops
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Old 07-20-2009, 02:37 AM   #21
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GO Boosted!!
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Old 07-20-2009, 02:43 AM   #22
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Yes, I guess his knee was nearly on its way out anyway. This kind of thing happens. I have had 3 knee surgeries, one ACL, and know its doesnt take much to put your leg out of line and twist a knee up to pop something. Hurts like a b!tch too!
So what you're saying is, to be a successful poker player you must tear your ACL?

terribad joke/

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Old 07-20-2009, 02:49 AM   #23
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there was some dude at our local AAA baseball team a few years back that hit a walk-off HR, rounded the bases, then jumped on home plate while his teammates waited for him, only to snap his ACL in the process... oops
Doesnt take much, esp when someones knee is already vulnerable to injury, or you have a slight tear that is undetected.

Since Justin was in that motorcycle accident, I'm sure it was only a matter of time. Too bad that time was now.

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Old 07-20-2009, 02:50 AM   #24
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So what you're saying is, to be a successful poker player you must tear your ACL?
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Old 07-20-2009, 02:53 AM   #25
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Should of done a 100% no risk celebration imo
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