the Million dollar heater The main event took place in Biloxi, Mississippi this weekend with 1,074 participants in the $1,200 entry fee tournament.
However, one unwelcome entry belonged to abused Mike Postel, who was accused again in 2019 of cheating in a cash game that was broadcast live at Stones Gambling Hall in California.
Although Judge Postel was acquitted of the charges, it didn’t help him much in the court of public opinion. Most of those who have seen the evidence overwhelmingly believe Postle is guilty, making him a pariah in the poker community.
As a result, Postle stayed away from public poker games for three years. Or at least it is not recognized.
On a Sunday evening at the Beau Rivage Resort & Casino, some players noticed that a player named Michael Lawrence looked so much like Mike Postel, he was even wearing a face mask. As it turns out, Lawrence is Bustle’s middle name.
Postle was competing for the top prize of $208,400, but eventually came out in seventh place for $32,703. While many of his fellow players were upset to see him score big, his exit was satisfying to watch.
For those who didn’t get to see Postle Bust outside of the action…
Bye Mike… You should have used your superpowers to know you’re up against the first group… Should only work at Stones Live. pic.twitter.com/GJZ9lKGD48
– faction | May God protect you for me (@ nwafs111) January 17, 2023
Postle moved everything on flop 6 5 4 He carries a pocket score, only for his opponent Brock Gary to go into the tank. However, Gary had no real decision, as he fumbled the first set.
He finally made the call, revealing slow motion. There were no ten at the bend or river, and Postle was eliminated, prompting some comments from table and rail.
Someone said “It’s because of all the cheating I’ve done”.
Postle was alleged to have made in excess of $300,000 through nefarious means. Various theories have been proposed, including electronic aids to help him figure out his opponent’s hole cards or the outcome of the hand before it’s over.
Despite the statistically improbable win rate Postle displayed, definitive cheating could not be proven. In September of 2020, 60 of the 88 plaintiffs in a lawsuit agreed to an undisclosed settlement from the casino.
Stones Gambling Hall tournament director Justin Koraetis, who officiated the live broadcast, was also accused of collusion with Postle. Stones Live Poker has not been broadcast since.
Slow drummer Brock Gary was rewarded with a chop Million dollar heater The event is for $144,380 with Jeremy Eyre and Kourosh Gahidi, who receive credit for the win.
*Recent Postle photo by Max Young