When we are discussing about Poker and poker players, we are talking about veterans and champions of yesteryear who have left a valuable imprint in the minds of future poker players who worship them. Mickey Appleman is one such legendary and professional poker player as well as a sports bettor which used to compliment each other. He utilized the cash he accumulated from his sports betting days to compensate his participating money and stake for playing poker. Born in 1946, Appleman hailed originally from Long Island, New York and was a fairly well educated gentleman. He also used to teach in his early days although he took seriously to poker since 1975.
The Appleman’s poker champion record is quite remarkable with his claim to four bracelets from the World Series of Poker as well four acclaimed finishes in the top 25 in the final tables of the WSOP Main event. His poker career boasts of his locking horns with very serious world class contenders and his four bracelet win can be categorized year wise, 1987, 1989, 1990 and 2000. Appleman also featured in an NBC season of Poker after Dark shows and finished by securing third place in the tournament. Amassing his entire life’s winning amount, his wealth of poker stands at $ 1,787,000. Appleman’s versatility can be displayed aptly because of his playing stance in almost every game of poker as he believed to experiment with each and every game of poker, be it limits holdem, pot limit, and no limit.
Appleman has been considered an acclaimed veteran in the poker industry for his consistent performance in the games of poker for many years though he prefers to keep a low profile and shed himself as much as he can from the Glitterati of the limelight. Appleman’s winning credit can be given to a Mayfair club which brought him to the limelight. However in the last few years Appleman has reduced his participation significantly and limits himself to a few card games. He might be a professional poker player but he was also a famed sports gambler and actively involved in sports himself apart from his teaching profession. It’s quite interesting to find out that Appleman was successful from his first game only and there was no looking back on his poker career spanning four decades.
His career is vibrant as his win of four bracelets in WSOP came in intervals during his bright career but he had his pitfall losses though much later during his time of retirement from the world of poker. He plays with élan and beautiful strategy which makes his games all the more interesting and he currently lives in Fort Lee, New Jersey. Appleman’s success is contained in his ability to compete with tough competitors in tough games and emerging as the winner of the games. Appleman is best known for his game of 7 stud split which made him famous and earn accolades from the world of Poker during his first try of luck in the 1970s. Moreover he is a decent guy and sober in nature with whom you can play poker with ease.