Josh Filed aka JJProdigy has finally earned his first cash at the WSOP. He achieved this fete by finishing in the ninth position at $1,000 No-limit Hold’em event. Event 21 had 2,799 players. For his effort, he earned himself $32,748. Josh it seems does not want to bring too much attention to himself as he declined an interview after winning the event.
Josh Field is a name that you have probably heard, not for winning tournaments and big cash prices, but for the wrong reasons. If you have not heard this name, he is the player who has been caught cheating three times. In online poker, it is a grave sin to have more than one account. Having more than one account is obviously an illegal way of having an advantage over other players. Players caught doing this are usually banned. His actions first became known when he was playing with party poker at just sixteen years of age. Party poker froze his account, and he was banned from the site. After his exposure, he sought an apology from the TwoPlusTwo poker and sought for an apology for playing under the legal age and having multiple accounts.
Josh was to post another apology at in 2008 after being caught using false names, and having multiple accounts. This time he chose PocketFives Forum. He also acknowledged that he was yet to come clean despite his earlier apologies. Josh is not the only player to have been greedy; other prominent players who have open up to cheating include Justin Bonomo, Dan Cates, and Sorel Mizzi among others.
Only time will tell whether, the 22-year-old Californian native has buried his shady past. Hopefully, Josh has reformed his character for good for the good of the poker community. His first WSOP cash win should act as a motivation to him that indeed success can be realized in an honest manner.