FCP Name: TheJest
Name: Justin Lester
Age: 30
Hometown: Venice, CA (Originally from Lexington, KY)
Occupation: Feature Film Creative Development
Years Playing Poker: Learned at age 5, started playing seriously eight years ago.

Favorite Poker Game: HORSE
Favorite Poker Hand: The hand that captures me the FCP protégé title.
Favorite Poker Players: Daniel Negreanu, Ted Forrest

1. What makes you think you'll make a good Protege?
I’m a shameless sycophant and an excellent valet.

2. What limits and/or game do you normally play at FCP?
tournaments and sit ‘n goes

3. If you could meet one person, dead or alive, who would that person be and why?
Competitive eater Takeru “the Tsunami” Kobayashi. That guy can eat!

4. What do you like to do when you aren't playing poker?
Assaulting my senses by watching an endless stream of movies, going deaf at local music stores and concert venues, and scouring the city for the best cheap eats.

5. What is your favorite sport (sports team if applicable)?
Basketball (Duke Blue Devils – college, LA Clippers – NBA)

6. Which pro poker player gets on your last nerve the most?
All of the pro players are fun to watch, but when Jon Vorhaus is doing commentary, I hit the mute button.

7. What pro poker player do you feel that your game best resembles and WHY?
Howard Lederer or Phil Hellmuth…I play a solid but aggressive game.

8. If you become the protege and win millions, what is the first thing
you'll buy?


The FCP Charter Members are poker players and Negreanu fans who have been involved with the site since its inception. They have kept up with Daniel, read his popular blog, contributed to the FCP Forum and made the FCP Community what it is today.

As a show of thanks for their contribution, Seat #1 will be awarded through a Charter Member freeroll.

To be eligible, you must be an FCP Charter Member and have created an account at before December 31, 2005.

You will receive an entry into one of ten Round 1 freeroll tournaments, that will award the top 40 players in each tournament an entry into the Round 2 freeroll tournament. Tournament tickets will be automatically deposited into your account prior to the tournament.

The 400 qualifiers from Round 1 will battle it out in the Round 2 freeroll, that will award the top 40 finishers an entry into the Seat #1 Final tournament.

The first place finisher in the Seat #1 Final Tournament will be awarded Seat #1 and will proceed to the live Protégé Final Table. As well, the top 10 finishers in the Seat #1 Final Tournament will win a custom FCP Hockey Jersey with their username on the back

Good Luck!