Most people don't judge when we make mistakes at times in life, but you just have to hope that the consequences are too dire to bear. Unfortunately, for this particular poker player who goes by the name Armenian Mike, he made a mistake so ridiculous that he very swiftly regretted it the moment the cards were revealed.
A $160 buy-in $1 millon guaranteed event at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles (Event #25: Mega Milions XVIII Quantum) attracted a massive field of 6,087 players to more than double the initial guarantee!
It's a fact that David "Viffer" Peat and Shawn "Sheikh" Sheikhan (both well-known from GSN's High Stakes Poker) don't like each other. About 2 years ago the two created headlines when they started fighting during a tournament in Las Vegas. Now history has repeated itself...
On Wednesday, Barry "the Robin Hood of poker" Greenstein posted a blog on traveling to find the best games in poker. Barry wrote that he hasn't been traveling much as of late and as a result of that he has missed out on many good games.
"One of the things that I haven't done recently as much as I should have is travel to play in good games. When I was younger and single, if there was a good poker situation I found out where it was and went there, because I was free to travel. I just hopped on a plane, had some contacts, and got in the game.
Mesbah Khaffaji got so angry after losing a hand in poker that he spitted in the dealers face. Now, he's arrested for assault. It all occurred at the Bicycle Casino in Los Angeles a while ago. Mesbah Khaffaji was eating at the poker table while playing No Limit Texas Holdem against some other people. After losing a hand where lots of money was up for grabs, he got so frustrated and angry that he couldn't control his feelings and spitted out some of his food - straight in the dealers face.
The casino's security guards intervened straight away and handed over Mesbah Khaffaji to the police. He was arrested, suspected on reasonable grounds, for assault but was released shortly after, in the wait for court proceedings, when he paid the bail of $20,000