Although primarily known as an online poker pro, Justin Pechie has posted impressive scores both online and in the live game. Hailing from Connecticut, he has been playing professionally since turning 21 and is now a promising member of Team Ivey.
|06-24-2011||$1,500 - WSOP Shootout - No Limit Hold'em||1||$167,060|
|04-30-2007||$5,000 - WSOP Circuit Main Event - No Limit Hold'em||2||$260,736|
|02-02-2007||$1,000 - L.A. Poker Classic - Limit Hold'em||1||$74,285|
|07-07-2006||$2,500 - WSOP - No Limit Hold'em||3||$206,207|
Justin Pechie's Biography
Justin Pechie first began his poker career at the cash game tables of Foxwoods primarily playing low stakes Limit Texas Hold’em. He slowly moved up in limits and also continued to work on his tournament game online. In time, he would find major success both live and online.
Justin is primarily known online as “looshle” and has posted over $1.72 Million in online winnings. His best score online was in the PokerStars Sunday Warm-Up in 2010 where he finished in 2nd and received $112k in prize money. A look at his profile on PocketFives will show that he has posted five figure scores on a majority of the major online sites.
While wildly successful online, he has also shown the skill necessary to conquer live tournament poker. Justin’s first live cash also happened to be his first major final table. He finished 3rd in the $2,500 NL Hold’em Event at the 2006 World Series of Poker and took home $206,207.
In 2007, Justin took down a preliminary event at Legends of Poker and finished runner up in the WSOP Circuit Championship at Caesars Palace. He also made his 2nd WSOP final table at the 2008 WSOP where he finished 4th in a $2k NL Event.
Justin continued to post solid scores over the next few years but he did not earn his first major title until 2011. At the 2011 WSOP, he won his first bracelet after taking down the $1,500 Limit Hold’em Shootout Event.
Ironically, Justin had not intended to play the 2011 WSOP as he was contemplating a move to Canada to continue his online poker career. He changed his mind and took down the his first major poker title.
Justin has $1.15 Million in live earnings to give him over $2.8 Million in combined earnings.