Turning 18: Josh 'JJProdigy' Field, Live from the Aussie Millions
The saga of young California player Josh 'JJProdigy' Field saw another chapter written on Wednesday when Field, who just turned 18 and became eligible for many international poker events, played in his first live event at the Aussie Millions.
Field achieved notoriety of sorts after being exposed as a 16-year-old using at least two accounts following a major online win, and issued a written apology published on major poker-discussion forums a few weeks ago. The apology preceded Field's preparation for what was intended to be his 'live' debut, an appearance at the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure, running concurrently to the Aussie Millions at its Bahamas venue. However, PokerStars announced soon after that Field, already banned from play at that site, would have that ban extended at least through the PCA.
Field promptly switched his plans and flew to the Aussie Millions instead, where he was corralled for a video interview by PokerNews' own Amanda Leatherman. In the interview, Field talks a bit about his multi-accounting past, his reaction to being banned from the PCA, and his initial impressions of live tournament play. Field was bounced from Event #5 at the Aussie Millions, a $1,000 No-Limit Hold'em (w/ rebuys), not far outside the money bubble. Here's the easy link to the PokerNews exclusive video with Field: