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Old 11-08-2011, 04:53 PM   #226
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Re: Who is Crazy Mike? And what's his game?

had him sit in a short handed PLO game at Aria. he announces that if anyone pots it PF, he's going to re-pot blind. he's got a stack of big chips with him. (waiting for seat in a big limit game).
some idiot nitty reg keeps complaining that he wants to 'play real poker'; (whatever that is). CM gets up and leaves the game, but luckily not before he pays off my str8 without ever looking at his cards at any point. I don't know, i love not playing 'real poker.' I love crazy Mike.
but that cute chick who is apparantly an ex-GF of his. what's her deal?
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Old 07-26-2015, 08:33 PM   #227
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Bump, any news on crazy mike? Wheres he been, is he still around and living in arias poker room?
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Old 07-26-2015, 09:01 PM   #228
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Seems to have fallen off the radar. We can all speculate why. Maybe there was a reason they let him pick the mix every time he played.
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Old 07-26-2015, 11:34 PM   #229
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Old 07-27-2015, 02:18 AM   #230
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Bump, any news on crazy mike? Wheres he been, is he still around and living in arias poker room?
Mike basically stopped playing, he is now the manager / investor for a chain of drone stores called Drones Plus.

News stories about Drones Plus featuring Mike:

http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/27553...vegas-break-in

http://www.scrippsmedia.com/ktnv/new...284828101.html



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Seems to have fallen off the radar. We can all speculate why. Maybe there was a reason they let him pick the mix every time he played.
Normally I would not post something like this, but it's no secret - every mixed game player on the west coast knows this story. Mike himself tells everyone within earshot how he is busto and owes some key players a bunch of money that he is paying off thanks to his work at Drones Plus. Mike can still be seen in the 40/80 mix game at Bellagio once every other month or so as far as I know. I believe he was also playing low stakes games online at wsop.com, he is a lot humbler now and less manic - but every once in a while a little bit the old personality comes out. Last I saw him was this past Spring, and I would assume that Mike would want this to be posted - he is a very open person. If I am wrong, my apologies Mike.
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Old 07-27-2015, 02:23 AM   #231
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you know if i played plo with you once and insta remember most of the session after seeing you give a drone pitch you are a legend.
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Old 07-27-2015, 02:50 AM   #232
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Mike basically stopped playing, he is now the manager / investor for a chain of drone stores called Drones Plus.

News stories about Drones Plus featuring Mike:

http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/27553...vegas-break-in

http://www.scrippsmedia.com/ktnv/new...284828101.html





Normally I would not post something like this, but it's no secret - every mixed game player on the west coast knows this story. Mike himself tells everyone within earshot how he is busto and owes some key players a bunch of money that he is paying off thanks to his work at Drones Plus. Mike can still be seen in the 40/80 mix game at Bellagio once every other month or so as far as I know. I believe he was also playing low stakes games online at wsop.com, he is a lot humbler now and less manic - but every once in a while a little bit the old personality comes out. Last I saw him was this past Spring, and I would assume that Mike would want this to be posted - he is a very open person. If I am wrong, my apologies Mike.
he doesn't seem that crazy at all
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Old 07-27-2015, 05:10 AM   #233
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I had my differences with Mike but good to see he's getting things in order and I hope it all works out for him.
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Old 07-27-2015, 01:03 PM   #234
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It's always hard to relate when NL/PLO players discuss the changing poker landscape and how hard it is to compete but when someone like Mike who I can relate too much more can't compete at the levels he used too to the point of going bust it's really eye opening. It's great that he has a business but from the pure poker perspective it's stunning
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Old 07-27-2015, 03:47 PM   #235
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Awesome description. A+.

My Crazy Mike story comes from summer 2006. I spent the summer grinding 2/5nl at Venetian, and would sometimes sweat Crazy Mike's HU matches for a bit after my session.

Anyway, CM is playing his standard 100-200 $10k HU freezeout. Both players are on one side of the table, facing each other (ie 7 seat and 10 seat). Both players start with two racks of green chips ($5k). CM wins every chip from his opponent, who then trades a $5k cash brick to CM for chips. CM slides the chips across the table, breaks open the brick and starts counting...

But as he's counting the cash, he's going slower and slower and slower with each bill. $4400....$4500........$4600................$4700.. ...................$4800.......................... ........$4900..................................... ..........$5000.

And with that, he takes the wad and tosses it across the table, and the cash just splays out across the felt. CM then stands up and does his trademark yell at the top of his lungs. "YAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAYAY."

His opponent stands up, points at him, and yells "DON'T YOU EVER FU**ING DO THAT EVER AGAIN!!."

To this day, I have never seen someone more on tilt.
I just spat my drink out.
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Old 07-27-2015, 06:05 PM   #236
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Normally I would not post something like this, but it's no secret - every mixed game player on the west coast knows this story. Mike himself tells everyone within earshot how he is busto and owes some key players a bunch of money that he is paying off thanks to his work at Drones Plus. Mike can still be seen in the 40/80 mix game at Bellagio once every other month or so as far as I know. I believe he was also playing low stakes games online at wsop.com, he is a lot humbler now and less manic - but every once in a while a little bit the old personality comes out. Last I saw him was this past Spring, and I would assume that Mike would want this to be posted - he is a very open person. If I am wrong, my apologies Mike.
I cannot let this drivel go even though its probably against my own best interest but I basically feel there is zero chance crazy mike the scumbag will ever pay me a penny of what I am owed so whatever.

Mike is a real open person until he is lying to your face begging you for $ and swearing on everything he can think of that you will be paid back. He owes 7 figures, you think he is gonna pay every one back working at his store while randomly dumping off $ in 40/80 whenever he can afford a buyin? You are as delusional about him as I used to be.

Mike if you read this I'm still waiting for a penny of my $ you scumbag thief.
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Old 07-27-2015, 06:13 PM   #237
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It's always hard to relate when NL/PLO players discuss the changing poker landscape and how hard it is to compete but when someone like Mike who I can relate too much more can't compete at the levels he used too to the point of going bust it's really eye opening. It's great that he has a business but from the pure poker perspective it's stunning
Compete?

Mike was always a very anoying loser in Vegas cash games- a big loser.

He was considered a losing player in every type of poker he played.

Where his money came from is a mystery to me.

Mike often bragged he had won a fortune online. A few of the online accounts he claimed were his did show small winnings at heads up limit Hold em; however, he is well over seven figure loser in Vegas poker.

Others who claimed to know Mike well tell stories about him getting a large sum from his parents and how he worked very hard setting fire to the money with his crazy and horrible poker play.

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Old 07-27-2015, 08:52 PM   #238
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I thought he was a reg at Aria?
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Old 07-27-2015, 09:12 PM   #239
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Well since this thread is about me I might need to clarify some things about myself..

- I was in Navy for 6 years, discharged honorably (Kinda surprising I know)

- I am an ultra right wing conservative.

- I do not drink alcohol. I do drink Pepsi and Gatorade.

- I am unreasonable about my view of what a "hit and run is" but I believe and I am probably the only one that believes this but if I am down money and my opponent decides to quit then I consider it a hit and run even after 12 hours of play. I am Crazy remember.

- I do not have a trust fund. I wish I did but I have no other sources of income then poker.

- I do destroy bots and bring attention to the issue as I believe poker bots will destroy online poker as we know it today unless major actions are taken to protect the integrity and human aspect of poker in an online form.

- I do like to go all in every hand for fun and mostly the psychological effects of my surroundings and reactions from people is what I get the most joy for pissing away my money. I do not do non poker degan things like craps, sports betting or slots simply I think because I think they are boring and I know I cant beat them so whats the point?

- It is also true I will play anyone in the world a LIVE HU freezeout for 10,15 or 20K. I have never denied action LIVE to anyone for those amounts ever. I will not play higher at this point because I like Bank roll management and do not have the roll for the ridiculous stipulations Hoss TBF and others have set to play LIVE which I understand. Why would you want to play me a 50 big bet freezeout for 20K when you play 1k-2k online. Then tells me "just get a backer" and I am like who the hell will back anyone agasint you? I am not super baller like him but maybe someday.

- I do have super horrible game selection. How else am I going to be the best in the world? Money is not everything.

- I have never played keanu reeves in poker in any way or form.

- Poker Girl Z, Greggo777, Mad Haddie, Bernie Fife or if you play Cake someone from "Toulca Lake" is in my opinion one of the most unethical women I have ever known in a virtual form. It is true she threatened to kill me several times. She now stalks me wherever I go but is not willing to play me at all and pretends to want 3 way or 4 way action but then when that happens she leaves. Kinda pathetic in my opinion.

- Sublime and Joe tall have both "pwnd" me and both have open invitations to have a rematch at anytime with me. They both decline. So I guess it is a true hit and run with no chance at getting my 5K and 18K back respectively.

- I don't think I look like a bum. I do wear socks with sandals but find it comfortable. I shower daily and after soccer practice sometimes twice. Why I have to even explain this is sad but I am clearing up misconseptions.

- I do not like Dean/PartyGirlUK for many reasons but do not wish to expand beyond that. I also have nothing against British people. =)


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Old 07-27-2015, 09:24 PM   #240
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I've played with Mike twice (and been within earshot a few other times) and he's pretty much the most unpleasant person to be at a table with that I've ever encountered. He's just non-stop abusive to everyone, especially older recreational players who just want to be left alone. He does this thing where he asks people stupid questions, like what their favorite food is or how many siblings they have or whatever over and over again and won't let them not answer. He forces people to talk to him then interrupts them to ask new questions or tell them how much he loves Pepsi. It sounds sorta innocuous but after a couple hours of this **** in his too-loud crazy person strident monotone, it gets pretty intolerable.

He was doing this to some poor 50-something guy in a Doyle's Room hat at a table with me in a 1500 mixed LHE/NLHE WSOP event when the guy broke down and started crying, said something about how he'd just found out on the last break that his brother had died, and begged Mike to stfu. Mike did not stfu.

He seems like such a lunatic that its almost hard to hold it against him, but at the same time I've never seen someone more deserving of being barred from a live poker room, with the exception of actual cheaters. I'm sure he drives people away and costs the casino money every time he shows up.

To be fair, a bunch of people I'm acquainted with and like, seem to like him. So maybe I just caught him on a bad day, or maybe he's a different guy away from the table.
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Old 07-27-2015, 11:09 PM   #241
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I cannot let this drivel go even though its probably against my own best interest but I basically feel there is zero chance crazy mike the scumbag will ever pay me a penny of what I am owed so whatever.

Mike is a real open person until he is lying to your face begging you for $ and swearing on everything he can think of that you will be paid back. He owes 7 figures, you think he is gonna pay every one back working at his store while randomly dumping off $ in 40/80 whenever he can afford a buyin? You are as delusional about him as I used to be.

Mike if you read this I'm still waiting for a penny of my $ you scumbag thief.
Doesn't surprise me in the least. If memory serves me correctly he was a 1 trick pony online who would only play heads up limit and was a winner. Then I heard stories of him playing some of the worst poker possible in mixed games at some decent stakes.
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Old 07-28-2015, 02:20 AM   #242
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I cannot let this drivel go even though its probably against my own best interest but I basically feel there is zero chance crazy mike the scumbag will ever pay me a penny of what I am owed so whatever.

Mike is a real open person until he is lying to your face begging you for $ and swearing on everything he can think of that you will be paid back. He owes 7 figures, you think he is gonna pay every one back working at his store while randomly dumping off $ in 40/80 whenever he can afford a buyin? You are as delusional about him as I used to be.

Mike if you read this I'm still waiting for a penny of my $ you scumbag thief.
Amazing you let this Caitlyn Jenner wanna be beat you out of a bunch of money. Maybe if you tell him where you live he'll have a drone drop off 20 bucks a week till you're paid off?
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Did justice occur in poker?
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Old 07-28-2015, 04:37 AM   #244
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Every Crazy Mike game I've played in has been epic.
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Old 07-28-2015, 04:57 AM   #245
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he doesn't seem that crazy at all
He isn't really crazy... but he is a bit manic. He pretended to be crazy to tilt his opponents and to help inflate his own ego, in reality this as known to backfire on him.

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I cannot let this drivel go even though its probably against my own best interest but I basically feel there is zero chance crazy mike the scumbag will ever pay me a penny of what I am owed so whatever.

Mike is a real open person until he is lying to your face begging you for $ and swearing on everything he can think of that you will be paid back. He owes 7 figures, you think he is gonna pay every one back working at his store while randomly dumping off $ in 40/80 whenever he can afford a buyin? You are as delusional about him as I used to be.

Mike if you read this I'm still waiting for a penny of my $ you scumbag thief.
Ironically it was you who introduced me to Mike a decade ago, I was never close/trusted him much. I mostly kept my distance, in turn Mike usually avoided bothering me like he did with most other people. My post was relaying Mike's story - I never once said I believed he would pay everyone back. For what it's worth, I support you in this situation.

As for 40/80 mix, he told me the main person he owes allows him to play this game once in a rare while - who that person is or if it is true I don't know. Mike appears to have conned lots of live mix players into loaning/backing him including yourself... its no secret he has many enemies now because of this as well as due to his past behavior. As far as I am concerned, he is on his own - but I tend to take the middle ground whoever I post in NVG so I can avoid the drama as much as possible.

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Compete?

Mike was always a very anoying loser in Vegas cash games- a big loser.

He was considered a losing player in every type of poker he played.

Where his money came from is a mystery to me.

Mike often bragged he had won a fortune online. A few of the online accounts he claimed were his did show small winnings at heads up limit Hold em; however, he is well over seven figure loser in Vegas poker.

Others who claimed to know Mike well tell stories about him getting a large sum from his parents and how he worked very hard setting fire to the money with his crazy and horrible poker play.
yep... but there were quite a few Vegas high stakes players who would spew off like a tilting rocketship while playing him. That doesn't make him a good player, but it did make him good at tilting others.

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I thought he was a reg at Aria?
Most regs in Vegas are actually break even to losing players long term if the game is tough. Most regs survive on weaker players, in the higher stakes mix games being a reg could actually mean your the game's big fish in some situations.
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He isn't really crazy... but he is a bit manic. He pretended to be crazy to tilt his opponents and to help inflate his own ego, in reality this as known to backfire on him. .


Many would argue that Mike is a disturbed person pretending to be a normal person who is pretending to be a crazy person. Perhaps this thread should have been called: Just How Disturbed and Obnoxious Is Crazy Mike?

How "together in the head" is it to spend years trying to drive large groups of people up the wall with obnoxious and insulting behaviors. And doing this knowing you will get extra leeway because you are considered a compulsive sucker with serious money to lose?

Mike used to announce how much money he had left to lose before being totally broke, and he would do this on a regular basis. Players used to sit around and guess how long before the end.

How "together in the head" is it to go broke and super-smooth talk loans from fellow gamblers with false promises and flush that money down the toilet at the Aria and Bellagio? Mike used to tell everyone who would listen how honorable he was and he would do this on a regular basis.

No wonder Mike is trying his hand in the world of drone sales now.

.. more than one losing player got so disgusted with Mike that they quit the game. Mike would brag that if management barred him they would be saving him from losing all his money.

.. cap the betting in triple draw without looking at his cards and then on the next deal look at his starting cards, again cap the betting and draw 4 cards; buying in small no limit games and raising his entire stack blind, rebuy, repeat over and over.. But basically his non-crazy game was a big losing game.

The continuous darn right horrendous play spliced with rude behavior and was continuous. His act appears to have been real!

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Degenerate gambler who owes a million+ has his expensive goods store broken in to four times in a year. I've no information this isn't kosher but it's certainly suspicious.

http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/29223...h-time-in-year
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well this took an expected turn
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Amazing you let this Caitlyn Jenner wanna be beat you out of a bunch of money. Maybe if you tell him where you live he'll have a drone drop off 20 bucks a week till you're paid off?
LOL for your lack of reading comprehension.
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Degenerate gambler who owes a million+ has his expensive goods store broken in to four times in a year. I've no information this isn't kosher but it's certainly suspicious.



http://www.fox5vegas.com/story/29223...h-time-in-year

Certainly looks suspicious cause it happened 4x in a year and Mike is promoting his drone products in the news reports about the robbery (which is in poor taste IMO), but you must have missed this part of the article Dean:

"Police caught those suspected of breaking into Drone Plus last time."
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