Not two years ago, Mike Postle’s antics at the poker table on the Stones Gambling Hall Live stream caused a major stir in the poker world. Postle was accused of cheating, investigated by Joey Ingram, Doug Polk, the authorities and Stones themselves, before being labelled a pariah of the poker world.

Damages were sought against him, then by him, before the allegations seemed to drift away with Postle himself. With his reputation in tatters and his name synonymous with the allegations of cheating on a live stream, Postle disappeared. The world wondered whether he might ever surface, and if so, where. Last night we got our answer.

Mike Lawrence Pitches Up in Biloxi

Playing in the Beau Rivage Casino, the poker player Mike Lawrence reached the final table in great shape to win a decent live score. Except, as it was eventually figured out, that wasn’t Mike Lawrence. To give the man his full name, Michael Lawrence… Postle. The infamous player accused of receiving information via either his baseball cap or his crotch depending on who you believe – if anyone – from the ‘Stones’ case, was back in action.

Final Table in Biloxi
The final table of the Beau Rivage Casino Main Event in Biloxi saw a $200,000 top prize.

Pitching up in Biloxi takes some… ahem, stones, from the disgraced Postle, but serious questions surely need to be asked about the venue, who we contacted and who did not reply to our attempts to reach out to their social media team. Why was Mike Postle allowed to play, and if the moral question isn’t one they feel they could answer when they didn’t know who he was (disguise above) why couldn’t they intervene before the final day took place?

The poker player Angela Jordison shared the news she “woke up to” which alerted poker fans to the presence of Postle.

Postle’s Final Table Experience

With the disgraced Postle having made the final table in the $1,200-entry Beau Rivage Casino tournament, the poker community, including the initial 2020 whistleblower Veronica Brill, reacted angrily to the news. Postle came back to the action sixth in chips with around 4.3 million of them, some way behind the chip leader Brock Gary from Lafayette with 8 million, with everyone chasing a $208,400 top prize.

The 46-year-old Postle took on the popular poker player Kyle Cartwright in one hand where the two men exchanged a few words. And we mean only a few, as Postle-supporting account Rounder Life – which many saw as Postle via proxy last year – sharing the following video.

Unfortunately for Postle’s fans – however many of them remain – their man did not go on to win the event, as Brock Gary, by then well aware of exactly who his quarry was – taking him out in a dramatic hand. With seven players remaining, Postle was all-in with pocket tens, but Gary held pocket sixes that had hit the 6-5-4 flop full in the face. All the chips were in… and Gary went into the tank.

Postle Given the Needle

With Gary in the tank, Postle was given the needle by the tanking going on. The slowroll went on for a good 30 seconds, and as someone on the rail said, “That’s for all the cheating that you do!” the cards were revealed and Postle couldn’t hit on turn and river to bust.

On Twitter, it was asked if the man who busted him deserved a pat on the back from the poker community.

“Why would I buy him a beer when he was shaking his hand and laughing with him?” replied Veronica Brill. Most were entirely forgiving of Gary’s slowroll, with professional Terrence Chan saying: “That slowroll was like five minutes too short.”

Eventually, the tournament closed out with Gary chopping it three ways with Kooroush Gahedi and Jeremy Eyer, with each player taking home $144,380 with Gahedi officially announced as the winner. Postle – or perhaps ‘Mike Lawrence’ – by then was on his way home, six figures in his pocket, no-one who allegedly lost money to him by foul means expecting to see a cent of it.

Joe Ellison

Joseph is a dedicated journalist and horse racing fanatic who has been writing about sports and casinos for over a decade. He has worked with some of the UK's top bookmakers and provides Premier League soccer tips on a regular basis. You'll likely find him watching horse racing or rugby when he isn't writing about sport.

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