MIKE POSTLE. Who could have guessed just a week ago that the story of this alleged small stakes thief would catch the attention of both the poker world and mainstream media alike? But, it sure has. And this weekend, Mike Postle went on Mike Matusow’s podcast to defend himself. The poker world’s response was you can imagine. We have those stories plus all the updates on Day 2 action across the country. This is the weekend Hit and Run.
Mike Postle Goes On Matusow’s Podcast
No doubt, several poker media outlets (ours included) attempted to get Mike Postle to discuss with them his version of events. In the end however, Postle surprisingly went on “The Mouthpiece” podcast, hosted by Mike Matusow. The podcast was released in two parts, Friday night and Saturday night. And it was… interesting. Matusow, who is far from a journalist, seems to side with Postle on every issue without ever asking him any tough questions or how he was able to make some of his plays.
Postle is holding fast to the fact that he never cheated, but simply plays super optimal poker. Of course the poker world did not react too kindly to Postle. Here’s just a handful of the Tweets:
It’s so fascinating listening to the Mike Matusow and Mike Postle interview. To me, he sounds so guilty.
But then I realized, whether or not he is guilty, a man that actually can tell/believe these fantastical stories is scary.
— Kristy Arnett (@KristyArnett) October 5, 2019
Lol @themouthmatusow did you really tell postle hes going through the same injustice as trump. Real neutral interview “idk anything about case but doug/joey suck. You are innocent and i wont question a single thing.” That was…so boring
— Joseph Cheong (@subiime) October 5, 2019
Laughable things The Mouth/Postle agreed upon aside from everything:
-Postle didn’t cheat. Also %s > 100 are a thing
-Playing micro stakes is optimal for elite players
-Any hand PF that has an irrelevant story behind it must be played for any $
-Garrett Adelson is a great player
— Garrett Adelstein (@GmanPoker) October 5, 2019
You can listen to the podcast, both Parts 1 and 2 here:
Day Twos Across the Country
Oh, also there was some good poker played this weekend. So let’s get you caught up on the action.
-The HPT Meadows is down to its final 9 players. Frank Bonacci leads the way with over 2.2 million in chips and all are fighting for a respectable 61k first place prize. Greg Raymer is the big name at the final table. He’ll be coming into Day 3 in 3rd place.
-The Parx Big Stax is underway as well, and late on Day Two it’s Travis Banks leading the way with 3.2 million in chips. This $500 tournament was able to generate 927 entries and create a delicious first place prize of $87,000 smakers. Tune in to PartTimePoker tomorrow to see who made Day 3.
-The WSOP Circuit Main is currently rockin and rollin in Southern Indiana. The $1700 Main Event recruited 357 entries and at press time only 15 remain. First place in this bad mama jama is a cool $117,322. Who will win? Come back here tomorrow to find out.
-And finally the RunGood Poker Series has headed to Bossier City this weekend for one of their popular $500 events. 48k awaits the winner of this one. At press time Mykel Comroe is leading the final table, which should finish up tonight.
-Our good pal Robbie Strazynksi has mostly stayed out of the Mike Postle swamp, but he’s still posting quality content on the reg over at cardplayerlifestyle.com. One article you will want to check out discusses events for tournament poker players toward the end of the year. ‘5 Buzzworthy Poker Festivals for Q4 2019’ covers exactly that and will tell you where all around the world you can find the best action.
-Over at PokerCentral.com, there’s an article on Dan Bilzerian. And sure, it’s a little click-baity, but what’s the harm in that? The article by Paul Seaton throws out ten surprising facts about the King of Instagram that you may not know. Guns, bombs, heart attacks, scantily clad women, you know the drill. It’s all here in Paul’s article.
-Pokerfuse has the full story on yet another new PokerStars innovation. This one is called Spin&Go Flash. Finally, a new format to play poker. But check it out! Maybe it’s for you.
-Meanwhile over on CardPlayer.com, we’ve decided to highlight one of the more popular, and long-standing articles “The Poker Hand Match-Up.” Each week CP takes a recently played televised hand and breaks in down in depth to see which players played it best and what the optimal strategies are. This week it was Ben Farrell and Jerry Robinson. See who outplayed whom.
-And over on the WolrdPokerTour’s website, the team really cannot wait for the Montreal event. And in this article they take a look at all the reasons the WPT Montreal is such a big hit.
-And finally the good folks at BonusCodePoker.com keep putting out the funniest content on the internet. Here’s another instant classic!
Best Poker Videos on the Internet
While many are deeply upset about what Mike Postle did (if proven guilty of course), the event has allowed and created an ocean of poker content. And of course who’s leading the way? Joe Ingram and Doug Polk! In Doug’s latest hand he makes fun of Postle for only calling with the nut flush when he’s beat:
And not to be outdone, Joey Ingram has a ton of great content out himself. His latest video goes in depth breaking down the interview Postle had with Mike Matusow:
And OK here’s one more, Jeff Boski breaks down more alleged Postle cheating here:
And that’s all for this week! Keep coming back every day to PartTimePoker for your daily updates on all the action in the poker world.
Keith Woernle is a writer, comedian, and semi-pro poker player based out of New Jersey. He was a producer for season 10 of the World Poker Tour. Keith won a WSOP circuit ring in 2011. He likes poker a lot. Follow or contact him on Twitter @WoernlePoker.