Mike Postle Slowrolled After Deep Tournament Run
The alleged cheater Mike Postle faced an unceremonious exit from a $500,000 GTD poker tournament at the Beau Rivage Casino in Biloxi, Mississippi last night.
With a known history in the Mississippi poker scene, Mike Postle has been found to have made a deep run in the Million Dollar Heater poker series, which had a Main Event with a buy-in of $1,200.
Using his first and middle name to register, Mike Postle wore glasses and covered his face with a hood and face mask to conceal his identity, but poker players in the field would not be fooled by his disguise for too long.
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“Unreal just played with Mike Postle he was using an alias floor confirmed it was him”
Postle is in Biloxi. Final table resumes today…he is playing for 200k!@Angry_Polak @Joeingram1 pic.twitter.com/AE4yliakU0
Attention was placed on ‘Mike Lawrence’ or Mike Postle, especially as he made the final ten players from 1,074 runners in the tournament. Poker players in the room still remembered the allegations against Postle, where he was thought to have used a phone with direct access to hole cards in real-time on the Stones Gambling Hall live stream.
After an ensuing legal battle against poker players from Stones, he avoided any charges due to the poor laws in place in California against poker cheating. Despite being hidden from the poker world since 2019, his sighting at this tournament in Mississippi has caused quite a stir in the poker community.
Postle’s deep run in the tournament would eventually see him not get his hands on the $200k top prize, as he would get slow-rolled in brutal fashion.
Found on a video on the GulfCoastPoker Facebook Page, Postle would battle against Brock Gary with seven left on the final table:
With the action going straight to a flop of 6s4h5c and Postle all in for his remaining chips, Gary sat in the tank covering Postle and seemingly in the blender.
After letting out a big sigh, Gary called and flipped over 6c6h for the top set, a delightful slow-roll for those who believe that Postle cheated at Stones, whilst Postle rolled over TsTh for an overpair.
A safe run out of 2d on the turn and Qs on the river made sure the alleged poker cheater was sent on his way, taking his lifetime tournament cashes to over $600k instead of closer to $800k which is what he would have got had he won the tournament.
Postle was heckled by spectators on his way out, as he was denied the ultimate poker villain story from winning the Million Dollar Heater Main Event.
Brock Gary would eventually chop with Kooroush Gahedi and Jeremy Eyer for $144,380 each, with Gahedi taking the title.
Postle’s cheating scandal would encapsulate a run of cheating since 2019, whether it is Ali imsimrovic and his dream machine allegations, which would have him banned by GGPoker and PokerStars Live, or Bryn Kenney’s stable full of frog poison shamans and ghosting.
In most recent times, we saw the allegations from well-known high-stakes cash pro Garrett Adelstein against Robbi Jade Lew, which would be found moot after an external investigation by Hustler Casino.