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Old 08-20-2008, 12:41 AM   #51
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Re: Who is Crazy Mike? And what's his game?

kyle, who is your roomate?
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Old 08-20-2008, 12:46 AM   #52
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Re: Who is Crazy Mike? And what's his game?

also mike served our country and bought me dinner once so he pwns. he is a right wing nutbag though.
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Old 08-20-2008, 01:02 AM   #53
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ive seen and talked to him in the venetian poker room quite a few times and id describe him as annoying.. He may be nice and likeable but i wouldnt exactly call him a winner in life. He always looks like he hasnt showered in weeks, makes an ass out of himself, and dresses like a bum (sandals and short socks not a good look imo).

He is the prototypical degen poker player with no life
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Old 08-20-2008, 01:14 AM   #54
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kyle, who is your roomate?
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Old 08-20-2008, 03:09 AM   #55
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...He always looks like he hasnt showered in weeks, makes an ass out of himself, and dresses like a bum (sandals and short socks not a good look imo)...
Last time I saw Mike was at some blind wine tasting party (cheap wine rules!); he was with a nice looking gf (maybe fiancee) and Mike was very clean cut. Then again I think he was still in the Navy which would probably help most youth (past, present and future).

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Old 08-20-2008, 03:11 AM   #56
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Mike and Deanrover/PartyGirlUK got into it because Mike decided that Dean was a bot and then behaved like a damn infant around Dean all over the forums.
Thanks Dids. Now that the forum is over fifty tabs wide old men like me can't even keep up with the major scandles/squabbles; nevermind the little ones.

~ Rick

PS Still, my guess is Mike hates Howard Dean.
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Old 08-20-2008, 03:59 AM   #57
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also mike served our country and bought me dinner once so he pwns. he is a right wing nutbag though.
That alone shows he knows more than most.

I watched him (from the next table) play a 10k LHE at the V a few weeks ago. His HU LHE game impressed me and not much impresses me. He seems to have serious poker talent. I guess time will tell if he can hold it together and make something out of it. As I watched him play, I couldn't help but think Stu Ungar. Maybe i'm over estimating his abilities, but I was impressed.
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Old 08-20-2008, 05:07 AM   #58
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On Tues August 19th, 2008 Crazy Mike was playing at the Venecian he had 20 racks of red being dragged around by the floor people on a table behind him he played 2/5 NL on Table 8 for an hour and a half were he raised 5X blind nearly every hand, (I love it) ... He kept telling us that he has $250,000 more behind so gamble it up.

He then moved to Table 19 a 1/2 NL game where his stick was to move all in for $100 blind every hand and if he won he would let it ride next hand. I followed him to Table 19 .. I love his action.

He then tried playing on the 2/5NL Table 11 and the 1/2 NL on Table 19 at the same time and he tips so heavy the floor people do not say anything except "No Problem" ... then he got bored on Table 19 and quit the 1/2 NL.

I followed him again to Table 11 but by the time I got there he got bored and quit all together. He drinks bunches of Pepsi then He has the waitress bring him 2 6 packs of Corona cartons filled with Fiji water instead of Corona. 12 Bottles of water to 1 person at once. Did I say he tips well? I believe he left about 3 1/2 racks down in about 2.5 hours ... He said that he would rather give the money to poker players instead of the casino in the pits... God Bless his way of thinking. He did take about 8 bottles of water with him when he left. (Is that $700 a bottle? )
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Old 08-20-2008, 05:14 AM   #59
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Re: Who is Crazy Mike? And what's his game?

pretty weird how different people are online and IRL
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Old 08-20-2008, 05:27 AM   #60
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from all that i've read, his antics seem to be in line with the **** teenage girls do, like saying "lol im such a nerd" every time they do something that requires remedial knowledge of technology. except that the angle he's playing up is the crazy gambler.


reminds me of x22 a bit. trying so hard to give off a mad genius vibe.
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Old 08-20-2008, 05:36 AM   #61
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no matter how long I play against him, it's always a hit and run.

except for one time when i did actually hit and run him. but not on purpose.
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Old 08-20-2008, 06:49 AM   #62
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I was playing the 10/20nl game at the bellagio a couple days ago, Mike D. and a few other regs were in the game and up came this kid saying he wanted to challenge anyone to play higher and we kinda just all stared at him lol same kid im sure he was saying that 10/20nl was too low and he wanted to play alot higher, one guy at the table said "why dont you stop telling us stories and tellin us how much money you have and sit down in this game"...he talked to this kid for a bit then walked away a few people at the table were trying to figure out wtf just happened...I know alot of you guys said he wanted to play higher HOLDEM LIMIT but he was asking for NO LIMIT HOLDEM unfortunately for me im not rolled enough to play heads up that high otherwise it sounds like i should of taken him up on that offer haha but as far as talking really fast and trying to play higher stakes he seemed pretty cool.
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Old 08-20-2008, 07:41 AM   #63
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no matter how long I play against him, it's always a hit and run.

except for one time when i did actually hit and run him. but not on purpose.
Haha, yeah, I forgot about that. You can play him for 6 hours and if you quit winner, it's a hit and run.
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Old 08-20-2008, 10:12 AM   #64
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I believe an hour long hit and run was one of the reasons why Dean was a bot.
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Old 08-21-2008, 05:41 AM   #65
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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. =)


-Crazy Mike
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Old 08-21-2008, 05:55 AM   #66
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why is it unreasonable that hoss didnt want to play anything smaller than 200/400? you wanted him to play 50/1?


if some no name small stakes player demanded you put aside several hours to play him heads up 5/10 limit, what would YOU say? you still think you have an edge, but it just isnt worth your time.
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Old 08-21-2008, 06:02 AM   #67
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Crazy Mike vs for world championship let us gogogo
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Old 08-21-2008, 07:32 AM   #68
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I have never met you. You sound like a nice guy, but this is not forgiveable:

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- I don't think I look like a bum. I do wear socks with sandals but find it comfortable.

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Old 08-21-2008, 10:41 AM   #69
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I have never met you. You sound like a nice guy, but this is not forgiveable:
As usual, NickStam nailed the key issue. I was with this guy all the way until he got to the socks and sandals part. You can overcome this. They have support groups and twelve step programs for people who wear socks with sandals. Look it up in the Las Vegas newspaper. The first step is doing just what you did, admitting it to the world.
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Old 08-22-2008, 07:02 AM   #70
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i am under the impression that socks and sandals is acceptable when one is driving to the golf course for their morning tee time - if i am incorrect i will drive with my spikes on from this point forward
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Old 08-22-2008, 03:38 PM   #71
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- 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.
same offer as always i play you your best game you play me my best game so it will be 10k lhe freezeout then 10k freezeout in ORSEBTQA, omaha hi limit, mikes crazy pineapple, 2-7 razz, pot limit omaha, no limit holdem, nl 2-7 single draw, pot limit badugi, pot limit 2-7 triple draw, pot limit omaha 8. plz confirm 17x 10k freezeout plz i will fly out today. its only fair to just play every game instead of cherry picking your 1 best game right? this is sean btw. and seriously i will play you limit holdem as long as we can play omaha 8 and then 1 other limit game of my choice. 3 separate freezeouts preferably.
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Old 08-23-2008, 09:42 AM   #72
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why is it unreasonable that hoss didnt want to play anything smaller than 200/400? you wanted him to play 50/1?


if some no name small stakes player demanded you put aside several hours to play him heads up 5/10 limit, what would YOU say? you still think you have an edge, but it just isnt worth your time.
You can't read. Mike said he completely understands, and that it's a reasonable argument.
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Old 08-26-2008, 02:52 PM   #73
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Re: Who is Crazy Mike? And what's his game?

Not drinking alcohol - socks with sandals - navy - too much coke - nigthmares of bots killing online poker ... posting the nicknames on 5 different pokersites of someone ... killing is pretty much in the norm here, I would say, at the end you're not the only crazy person out there, are you?

Although if sillysal is following you everywhere, I would say she might just wants to f- you, not kill you.

OK, the all-in on every hand I find cool. Although I can't really understand the joy behind watching the reactions of the people. I mean if you enjoy to look stupid, you can just walk around with the sandals, no need to spew money.
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Old 08-26-2008, 07:54 PM   #74
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I've played w/ Crazy Mike when he is pushing all in blind at a $1/2 table and some of the reactions he gets are pretty funny.

The other day, we were playing 8 handed at the Venetian late at night with no list, CM taking up two seats with multiple racks of chips ready on the other chair after he gets felted. He would open raise every hand and flat if it was already opened to him, then usually push the flop, get felted, and reach for a couple of stacks in the racks next to him. They broke a table next to us at 3am and sent a player to our game. Crazy Mike tells the floor that he will not play 9 handed and to send the player to a different game.

Floor says no, half the players are already on tilt from somehow playing badly enough to be stuck in this game and desperately collect funds to pay the new player to leave and keep the seat open. Players round up $100 thinking they will keep CM happy and in the game, new player takes the money and jets outta there. Floor comes and yells at us, CM laughs at us and leaves anyway to sit at a $4/8 LHE game $1k deep, and the rest of the table tilts and immediately breaks.
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Old 08-26-2008, 08:11 PM   #75
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His exact words were "ridiculous stipulations".

But thanks for coming out.
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