Event 8: The “Hobbs” Flops the Nuts

$350 Deep Stack NLH (Re-Entry)
Level 6: Blinds 200/400/50 ante
490 Entries

Michael Hobbs
Hobbs & Clifford

“People around here know about it,” says Michael Hobbs (Melbourne, FL),  “they call it the Hobbs.”

This is in response to Chris Lindh (Goshen, NY) and his tweet about Hobbs playing 6-4 that we featured here.

Hobbs says he called a preflop raise of 7k when blinds were 50/100 and flopped a straight to knockout his opponent.

“If it’s for my tournament life I won’t play it,” says Hobbs, who has 6-4 tattooed on his arm. “Anything else I’m pretty much going with it.”

Hobbs is also known for his “Clifford” the dog card protector which he first started using 13 years ago when he “borrowed” it from his son.

“He was mad I took it and snapped the head off,” laughed Hobbs who’s son Justin was 3-years-old at the time.

Hobb’s is currently on his seventh version of the toy and says he’s had to order them from China and Russia.

Hobbs was formerly in the real estate business and has been grinding poker full time the last six years which includes a 2013 win in the Seminole Hard Rock 2013 Poker Open ($21,000) .

Hobbs and Clifford playing 6-4 every chance he gets.

Hobbs & Clifford
Flopping the Nuts with 6-4