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Lost a $100,000 HU Sit-n-Go

by Lee Watkinson |  Published: Jul 19, '10

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This weekend I lost $100,000 in a single heads up sit-n-go. The good news is that it wasn’t my money. Full Tilt runs a promotion called the Ironman Challenge where people who play regularly on the site play in a freeroll where the winner plays three heads up matches against three different FTP pros. If they win all three they get $100,000. Well, I was the third to play him and he had already won his first two. I have played these a few times but this is the first time I have played a player with two wins going for the $100,000. After losing to him I accidently closed the tournament lobby before I could congratulate him, so I want to make sure he and those watching don’t think I was a bad loser. In fact I have mixed emotions playing those things on one hand I definitely am trying my best to win for FTP, but on the other I hate to see the player come that far and get crushed.
Other than that I got totally hooked on Rush tournaments during FTP’s Rush Week. I really enjoyed playing them and hope that FTP spreads more and more of them.
Also, this weekend, it was good to see Grinder make the WSOP final table, very nice guy who really loves the game.

Lee Watkinson has accumulated nearly $4 million in tournament winnings over his career. His accomplishments include a World Series bracelet in the 2006 $10,000 pot-limit Omaha event and an eighth-place finish in the 2007 WSOP main event. Lee is a Full Tilt Pro and uses his poker winnings to help a chimpanzee rescue charity. Learn more about Lee at his website, www.leewatkinson.com.

 
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Kind_Bud
over 10 years ago

Your always a class act Lee, KUDOS to you sir.

 
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rigac27
over 10 years ago

please, he wouldn't even play a real live donkey for 100k, and of course he lost. a drunk monkey would beat him in the long run. lee end your blog, i will buy you the bullet,lol.

 
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VoiceOfReason
over 10 years ago

"This weekend I lost $100,000 in a single heads up sit-n-go. The good news is that it wasn’t my money....."

The bad news is that as you lost again - your FTP puppet master is not gonna be best pleased with you are they? Doubly so when they read this.

I suggest you enjoy being sponsored while it lasts, which will not be for much longer ......

 
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VENICESTU
over 10 years ago

I have always thought of you as a level headed, respectful, good poker player. I have read some articles about you, saw your home profiled, animal lover etc. I just read some of your blogs and I am shocked by your views. You are the part of America I have come to despise. A real life scum bag. Since you believe it's OK to cheat I know that bad things will come your way. I'd like to help you go broke with daily prayer and a web site: watch-lee-go-broke.com perfect. When your losing streak starts you won't be able to stop it.Why is it OK to cheat Lee??? Please explain yourself. If everybody is to follow the same rules why is it OK with you to Cheat, Why?? Please explain. You seemed to be so level headed, but it was me who misunderstood you. If you were standing in the very long line at the WSOP, to pay your main event entrance fee and Doyle walks up to the front of the line and pays next, that's OK because he is older, needs a cane to help walk etc, then Ivey walks to the front of the line and pays next, that's OK with you because he's a superstar, people are starting to get pissed because there waiting to get served, but it's OK with you. If you cared about your country, cared about your freedom, cared about your rights, YOU WOULD CARE ABOUT THE CHEATERS. Why should we as citizens of this beautiful country allow people to sneak in the back door instead of coming through the front door. When you open the front door of your home, it's your choice who you let in. While your out playing poker at Bobby's Room if some one sneaks in the back door of your home it's called breaking & entering, but that's OK with you?????? Really? You have a poker blog and discuss your political views. I'll be praying for you to go broke and when that happens I'll close down the website. I'm hoping you keep your Anti-American views to your self (I mean why would you want every body to know your an *ss)??

 
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LeeW
over 10 years ago

I am guessing you are takling to my objection to Arizona wanting every american citizen of hispanic heritage to present papers to any city cop showing they are citizens?
Sounds like you probably also probably believe Obama's papers aren't good enough and he should be removed from office?

 
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VENICESTU
over 10 years ago

I'm guessing you never read the Arizona law. That's very typical of people with Anti-American views. You don't want to take a few precious moments out of your day to be informed, you just want to repeat the sound bite you heard on the news or what you read in the liberal newspapers. The Arizona law says NOTHING about American citizens of Hispanic heritage must present papers. That's just Lee Watkins repeating Lies. I really don't know anything about Obama's papers, Ive never seen them, but just on what he's done so far in office I hope he doesn't get a second term. As a small business owner I really don't like the fact that he orders Government Officials to take over business's that he see's fit. Anyway, getting back to my original question Lee, why is it OK to cheat. I noticed you didn't answer that, because why? That's part of the Anti-American liberal way. Just don't answer the question and deflect with another lie. I ordered the website Lee. It's "www.watchleegobroke.com" I'll keep tabs on your losses and blog about your views, sell T-Shirts & donate any money to border patrol family members who's spouses have been murdered protecting our country. I should have it up and running in a month or two. Then it will be fun to rail against you at the various tournaments. I'm praying all your cards are bad.

 
 

TheOwl
over 10 years ago

Why such anger? all because some people cut the line in registering at WSOP?!!.....It is a little extreme....Obviously nobody cut in front of you to register for the main event....LOL..,I think your problem is that you don't agree with Lee's political views...

By the way, your retarded hero, Sarah (I can see Russia from Alaska) Palin would never make it anywhere. Even the hard core Republicans know that she is too dumb to be of any use. So if you are frustrated that America would never elect a dumb white trash like Sarah Palin, you better consult a psychiatrist and get medication.....

 
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y00h00180
over 10 years ago

www.watchleegobroke.com is through Godaddy, an Arizona company. Ha! They are one of the most deserving of the Arizona Boycott. They have donated heavily to ultra conservatives.

Serious websites have been jumping ship in droves. I doubt the rise in fringe xenophobe sites will make up for that lost revenue.

I wouldn't care if Arizona plummeted itself into a culture of ignorance and intolerance if it wasn't for that it is an ancestral home to both Native Americans AND Native Mexicans.

White Trash America: You cannot have Arizona!

 
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