Jimmy “Gobboboy” Fricke Gets More Than a No from Full Tilt

Now, one would think that in order to be someone of authority in a online poker gaming operation, and one who makes decisions on who they should and should not bring aboard or sponsor, would have to be educated, smooth, and able to not make tiny mistakes that could end up costing their company credibility. Well, like I said, one would think.But with gaming communities making so many little mistakes that make a world of difference in the way they are viewed, as a company recently, is it happening on purpose?

We all would assume that everyone knows to not hit the “forward” on an email if you don’t want another person seeing the contact within the message. And we all make mistakes but when representing such a huge company like Full Tilt Poker.

But what happened apparently that a player by the name of Jimmy “Gobboboy” Fricke contacted Full Tilt Poker in hopes that they may want to sponsor him after taking second at the Aussie Millions last year.

Fricke proposed that in exchange for wearing Full Tilt gear they would sponsor him in main events. I am sure that he was prepared for a simple yes or no answer but what he got was so much more.

As it turns out, Jimmy got back bad news stating that Full Tilt Poker doesn’t currently taken solicitations for sponsorships. They continued that if they were interested in him at some point in the future, they would contact him.

Sounds polite enough and sort of generic right? Wrong. There is more to it then just that as at the bottom of the email is the emailed response of other Full Tilt employee who was explaining their reasons for why Jimmy should not be given a chance.

“The guy’s a freak and a very weird dude. He is also quite young. I think we should stay away.


Well, that certainly sounds more like water cooler gossip then something that should be included in a formal email. Could it be that more and more gaming operations aren’t being careful about mistakes, or are these mistakes being made on purpose in an attempt to get a bigger message across?

2 thoughts on “Jimmy “Gobboboy” Fricke Gets More Than a No from Full Tilt

  1. ryan

    Jimmy Fricke is a freak… He doesnt do himself any favors in the looks or clothes department either, how does he expect it to be easy to get sponsorship looking like a world of warcraft addict?

    Plus he hasnt done well in any other major events since the aussie millions, ft dont wanna sponsor someone who could have just got lucky, they even said in basic terms that if he shows promise they would contact him in the future. But in my opinion he is just a midstakes player who got lucky, his performance in the final heads up was something to be embarassed about

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