Well-known poker player accused of cheating in live-streamed games
Mike Postle gets called out for questionable activity on a long-running game
There’s nothing wrong with winning $250,000 in poker – most players would love to have that kind of action. However, if the winnings were picked up through cheating, that would be a different story. That’s where poker pro Mike Postle sits now, having to defend himself against accusations of cheating following a long winning streak on a live-streamed poker game.
Veronica Brill is the former host of the Stones Live Poker series at Stones Gambling Hall and is also the host of a regular $1-$3 NLHE game called Veronica and Friends. She has accused Postle of cheating after winning for more than a year with odd calls. She tweeted about the questionable activity, including a video compilation of hands Postle had won over time to support her claim.
In one video, Postle four-bets to $5,000 on a deep-stacked hand. He’s holding A-2 on a board showing Q-Q-4-5, and the raise is questionable by any standards. In another hand, he check-called a river bet with 8-8 while his opponent was looking at 10-10 on a board that was 9-9-3-10-8. At the very least, looking at a full house, anyone would have raised at that point.
Other examples have been found by those who watched the video, causing some poker pros to get involved, as well. Joey Ingram spoke up and said that he would review every hand to determine if Postle cheated. He’s already weighed in, saying that some hands are “suspect,” but not willing to conclusively say whether or not he thought Postle had cheated.
Postle has spoken up, as well, blaming certain incidents on technology that reads hole cards at the casino. That technology, RFID, was faulty, he said, and showed hands that weren’t actually the real cards he had. However, this has been debated by more than a few players.
For now, until something more conclusive surfaces, viewers will just have to reach their own conclusions. However, Postle’s going to have a difficult time finding people willing to sit against him at the tables.