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pax
06-01-2009, 11:48 AM
A little birdy told me that James Obst is making hay in the world of online poker:

http://www.cardplayer.com/online-poker/players/766

Extraordinary stuff for anyone, let alone a kid who is just barely 18.

pax
06-01-2009, 11:03 PM
7th in the cardplayer.com online rankings in 2007. That is, before he could legally play poker :)

http://www.cardplayer.com/online-poker/players/opoy/2007

Sutek
07-01-2009, 07:09 AM
Also info at Pocketfives (http://www.pocketfives.com/profiles/Andy+McLEOD)

Latest big win at Stars (28/12/08) is about 100k !

Trent Parker
11-01-2009, 11:45 AM
Was at Casino last night and picked up a copy of Australasian Bluff Magazine.

Flicking through I had a look at the "top ten ranked online players in Australia.

No 7: Handle: Andy McLeod


James Obst is a teenage online poker superstar who is a PocketFives .com Triple Crown Winner. He has a recent win in the WCOOP (World Series Of Online Poker)$200+15 Pot limit Omaha event for $98300 along with a final table appearance in the PokerStars Sunday Million for nearly $76000

Way to go James!

Just dont forget about chess..... ok?

Kaitlin
11-01-2009, 05:09 PM
is cardplayer.com ..free

Trent Parker
12-01-2009, 09:10 AM
Never heard of Cardplayer.com but you can play with playmoney on a lot of poker sites. I play playmoney on Pokerstars.com and Fulltilt.com

Kerry Stead
13-01-2009, 10:44 AM
is cardplayer.com ..free
Cardplayer is a site ABOUT poker, with information about tournaments going on, player results and rankings, etc ... its not actually a site where you can play poker.

Kerry Stead
13-01-2009, 10:47 AM
Was at Casino last night and picked up a copy of Australasian Bluff Magazine.

Flicking through I had a look at the "top ten ranked online players in Australia.

No 7: Handle: Andy McLeod



Way to go James!

Just dont forget about chess..... ok?
Honestly, and you didn't see my name in there! How rude! :P
P.S. Looks like the Doeberl Cup might be turning into my annual chess event, so chess is not forgotten!

Oepty
14-01-2009, 02:11 AM
He just picked up his first ever live money ($7700) with a 6th place in Event 4, a $1100 limit holdem, at the 2009 Aussie Millions being helf at the Crown Casino in Melbourne.
Scott

Kerry Stead
14-01-2009, 09:39 AM
Third place in the same tourney to another chess alumni Jesse Maguire ...

pax
15-01-2009, 01:16 AM
A certain Kerry Stead appears to have made the final table (sitting 4th in chips) in the $1100 HORSE event! :clap: :clap: :clap:

http://www.pokernews.com/live-reporting/

pax
15-01-2009, 05:57 PM
Three left and Kerry is hanging in there - set for a minimum $15k cash.

pax
15-01-2009, 06:08 PM
Busted in 3rd for $15,190 (final table deals notwithstanding)

Great job, Kerry. We all know that HORSE is the real game of champions.

Perhaps the thread title needs to be adjusted :) [done-mod]

that Caesar guy
15-01-2009, 08:51 PM
Never heard of Cardplayer.com but you can play with playmoney on a lot of poker sites. I play playmoney on Pokerstars.com and Fulltilt.com
Hey, I play on pokerstars.com too for playmoney. So does Hacche. Whats your account? And anyone else who plays, feel free to give me yours. We can organise a game or something.

JM

pax
16-01-2009, 01:50 AM
Surely Hacche isn't playing for play money?

that Caesar guy
16-01-2009, 03:08 PM
Yeah, Hacche does, because he knows he will lose all of his real money :)

Kerry Stead
16-01-2009, 11:11 PM
Surely Hacche isn't playing for play money?
I suspect the combination of Hacche, tilt & money would not be a good combination ... :hmm:

MichaelBaron
18-01-2009, 04:36 PM
Surely Hacche isn't playing for play money?

Hacche has no money :owned:

Kevin Bonham
18-01-2009, 07:42 PM
So is there a tendency for most serious chess players who take up poker seriously to do well out of it? Or is it the case that enough chess players are now playing poker, and the entry fees are sufficiently high, that there are bound to be a number of big wins involving chess players?

Kerry Stead
19-01-2009, 12:56 AM
So is there a tendency for most serious chess players who take up poker seriously to do well out of it? Or is it the case that enough chess players are now playing poker, and the entry fees are sufficiently high, that there are bound to be a number of big wins involving chess players?
Its a different kind of challenge for me Kevin. People seem to think its a simple game, but it can be quite complicated. Of course it helps that there's a lot more money involved in it than chess and it also helps that a lot of not-so-good players see things like Joe Hachem's WSOP win and think 'hey, maybe I can do that too' without putting the effort in away from the card table.
Imagine if you said that the Australian Championships had an entry fee of $500 with no divisional prizes, how many players do you think would show up? I doubt your 1400-2000 player would attend thinking they were going do anything more than play some potentially interesting games of chess while on holiday ... however this is not the case with poker.
While I am often :hmm: at the table, many others are simply :doh:

pax
19-01-2009, 04:42 PM
They are quite different games, but I suspect that many chess players have the right brain and temperament to do well in poker. Tournaments especially, where players need to concentrate for six hours sessions or longer.

I imagine many ex-online-chess-junkies (such as myself) are attracted to online poker where they can actually make some real money while engaging in the equivalent of online bullet chess.

Incidentally, James Obst is among the chip leaders after Day 1a of the Aussie Millions main event ($10k buyin, probably over $6m prize fund).

Oepty
20-01-2009, 06:37 PM
Rayan Nathan is another ex chess player and I think that Keiran Olm-Milligan is also playing the Aussie Millions main event, although the spelling I have seen is different. Olm-Milligan survived day 1b, but Nathan has been eliminated from day 1c.
Scott

antichrist
21-01-2009, 10:18 PM
Why Johnny B playing, he loves gambling and certainly needs the money

pax
22-01-2009, 06:10 PM
Why Johnny B playing, he loves gambling and certainly needs the money

Sounds like good reasons not to play poker :owned:

Trent Parker
24-01-2009, 01:29 AM
Real Deal my account name is "Pictonite"

pax
24-01-2009, 11:51 AM
James is crushing the $2000 shorthanded NL event 14. He has a nearly double chiplead, and led for almost the whole of day 1. He is looking very, very good for a first live win.

http://www.pokernews.com/live-reporting/2009-aussie-millions/event-14/chip-counts/day1/

pax
24-01-2009, 07:51 PM
James has suffered a massive reverse. With 16 left, James had a huge 3:1 chip lead over 2nd place. He then lost about 6 big pots in a row to bust out in 11th - the most dramatic crash of a chip leader I have ever seen.

Desmond
28-01-2009, 01:14 PM
Damn. Perhaps there is something to be said for tanking a bit and letting the short stacks fight it out amoungst themselves.

pax
28-01-2009, 05:55 PM
Damn. Perhaps there is something to be said for tanking a bit and letting the short stacks fight it out amoungst themselves.

Maybe, but I suspect that if you want to win it (as opposed to sneak into a cash spot), you need to exploit the advantage you have as a chipleader while everyone *else* is trying to sneak into the cash spots. That's basically how Scott Stewart got into a huge chiplead at the final table of the main event (which he went on to win) - bullying shortstacks who wanted to preserve cashing positions.

Oepty
08-04-2009, 06:22 PM
James Obst today won event 11 of Pokerstars SCOOP with first prize being 184000, although a deal may have been done at the final table.
Scott

Kevin Bonham
08-04-2009, 10:02 PM
James Obst today won event 11 of Pokerstars SCOOP with first prize being 184000, although a deal may have been done at the final table.

What sort of deal? Does one player concede for a share of the prizemoney? (Apologies for my ignorance on what occurs in such tournaments).

Denis_Jessop
08-04-2009, 10:39 PM
What sort of deal? Does one player concede for a share of the prizemoney? (Apologies for my ignorance on what occurs in such tournaments).

184000 sounds impressive as long as they weren't Zimbabwean dollars :)

Perhaps the deal came about because James was being obstinate. :rolleyes:

DJ

Oepty
08-04-2009, 10:51 PM
What sort of deal? Does one player concede for a share of the prizemoney? (Apologies for my ignorance on what occurs in such tournaments).

At a point during the final table the players can, provided they all agree stop the play and them divide the remaining prize money up different (more evenly) in a way they all agree to. Some money is resevered for the winner so that after the deal the players are stilling playing for something. This means that although $184000 (US dollars) was the advertised first prize it is not necessarily what James Obst won.
Scott

Nicholas D-C
13-06-2009, 09:24 AM
Well done James:clap: :clap:

Oepty
29-01-2010, 05:11 PM
James Obst and Kerry Stead have both picked up cashes in the Aussie Millions.
Stead in events 1, 3 (7th), 11 (14th) and Obst event 7 (4th)
Scott

pax
02-02-2010, 12:55 PM
James Obst and Kerry Stead have both picked up cashes in the Aussie Millions.
Stead in events 1, 3 (7th), 11 (14th) and Obst event 7 (4th)
Scott

Three cashes is very impressive indeed, well done Kerry. I suspect James is still looking for his first big live score.

Oepty
02-02-2010, 04:10 PM
Three cashes is very impressive indeed, well done Kerry. I suspect James is still looking for his first big live score.

I think he has about 5 live cashes, with this last one being his biggest and highest placing as far as I know.
Scott

Garrett
02-02-2010, 07:20 PM
James Obst and Kerry Stead have both picked up cashes in the Aussie Millions.
Stead in events 1, 3 (7th), 11 (14th) and Obst event 7 (4th)
Scott

for someone who knows very little about poker how much would they have actually won ?

cheers
Garrett.

Oepty
02-02-2010, 10:34 PM
for someone who knows very little about poker how much would they have actually won ?

cheers
Garrett.

Off the top of my head - Obst got about 40k from his one cash - Stead cashes were much smaller probably about 15k in total. Obst also picked up 20k US for finishing in the money at a poker tournament in London last year, but he has won over 1.6 million US in online tournaments over the last 3 or so years. He was banned from major sites for some of that time because he was playing underage.
Scott

KingPrawn
18-06-2010, 02:32 PM
I'm not a chess player but I thought that you guys might want to root for one of your own in Vegas ... you can follow Kerry Stead's progress here. He is doing very well for an Aussie.

http://www.wsop.com/tournaments/chipcounts.asp?rr=5&grid=764&tid=10852&dayof=1535

FWIW - H.O.R.S.E is like the decthalon of poker. Go Kerry!

Trent Parker
21-07-2014, 08:46 AM
It appears that James Obst went quite well in this years WSOP!
http://www.pokerasiapacific.com/obst-and-suchanek-reach-world-series-poker-final-tables41513.html

Desmond
21-07-2014, 09:14 PM
It appears that James Obst went quite well in this years WSOP!
http://www.pokerasiapacific.com/obst-and-suchanek-reach-world-series-poker-final-tables41513.htmlNice one, knocking out Phil Hellmuth would be worth it in itself. :)

Redmond Barry
22-07-2014, 07:02 PM
Nice result against Hellmuth.

Out of interest, wasnt Oepty the guy who was against betting in chess ?

Or was that another Oepty ?

Kevin Bonham
22-07-2014, 08:08 PM
Nice result against Hellmuth.

Out of interest, wasnt Oepty the guy who was against betting in chess ?

Or was that another Oepty ?

Same guy. The post is an old one so it seems he only developed those concerns later.

Redmond Barry
22-07-2014, 08:43 PM
Same guy. The post is an old one so it seems he only developed those concerns later.

Thanks.

BTW, was Oepty the "born again variety" of christian like "[himselfcuban] fan" ?

I kept getting "recent convert vibe" from him and his former interest in gambling may well support this theory as he does appear to be straddling two extremes.

Kevin Bonham
23-07-2014, 01:44 AM
Thanks.

BTW, was Oepty the "born again variety" of christian like "[himselfcuban] fan" ?

I think he's been a Christian of some sort for as long as I've known him on this board (several years.)

Capablanca-Fan
30-07-2014, 05:11 AM
I think he's been a Christian of some sort for as long as I've known him on this board (several years.)

Well, a Christadelphian anyway.

Adamski
30-07-2014, 08:02 AM
It appears that James Obst went quite well in this years WSOP!
http://www.pokerasiapacific.com/obst-and-suchanek-reach-world-series-poker-final-tables41513.htmlI see that another big money earner from poker Suchanek is a Kiwi.

Desmond
30-07-2014, 08:10 AM
Well, a Christadelphian anyway.He always seemed Christian to me.

In any case I don't see a problem with following poker even if you don't gamble (for religious or other reasons). I follow poker and I don't gamble.

Rincewind
30-07-2014, 12:09 PM
He always seemed Christian to me.

Christadelphians are Christians in the broad sense but differ on a of number of fundamental issues with conventional Christianity. Issues like nature of the soul, relationship between God and Christ, beliefs regarding heaven and hell, etc.

aroniyang
06-08-2014, 10:55 PM
James Obst aka "AndyMcLEOD" just took down the $1050 Super Tuesday tournament on Pokerstars for $110k-

2656

pax
08-08-2014, 06:06 PM
Nice one, knocking out Phil Hellmuth would be worth it in itself. :)

Apparrently Hellmuth was talking up James' skills at the table (quite unusual for him, since he normally trash talks young online pros). Not sure if this is a good thing for James or not :-D

RiverHollow
29-01-2016, 05:13 PM
James obst is 4th in chip with 17th left in the Aussie Millions main event. 1.6 million AUD for first.