Mickey Appleman in the 2006 World Series of Poker
|Residence||Fort Lee, New Jersey|
|Born||July 15, 1945 (age 74)|
Brooklyn, New York
|World Series of Poker|
Main Event finish
Mark "Mickey" Appleman (born July 15, 1945) is an American professional poker player, sports bettor, and sports handicapper now living in Fort Lee, New Jersey. His poker accomplishments include winning four WSOP bracelets, all in different variations of poker and four top 25 finishes in the WSOP Main Event.
Appleman was born on July 15, 1945 in Brooklyn, New York to parents of Ashkenazi Jewish descent. He grew up in Long Island, where he was strong in both athletics and academics. He received his undergraduate degree in Mathematics from Ohio State University where he was a member of Alpha Epsilon Pi. He also earned an MBA in statistics from Case Western University.
Appleman used money he had made from sports betting to fund his early poker career, and he began playing at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) in 1975. He was a regular player at the Mayfair Club in New York City where he played against some of the now very famous and successful poker players like Dan Harrington, Howard Lederer, and Erik Seidel.
In his long career as a professional poker player, he has won four bracelets and has finished in the money of the $10,000 no limit hold'em main event in 1987 (8th), 1989 (22nd), 1990 (20th), and 2000 (9th).
In 2008, Appleman appeared on NBC's Poker After Dark show in the episode "Mayfair Club." The other players were the former owner of the club, Mike Shictman, and professional poker players Howard Lederer, Dan Harrington, Steve Zolotow, and Jay Heimowitz who won the tournament and the $120,000 cash prize. Appleman finished the tournament in third place.
World Series of Poker Bracelets
|1980||$1,000 Seven Card Stud Split||$30,800|
|1992||$5,000 Deuce to Seven Draw||$119,250|
|1995||$5,000 Limit Hold'em||$234,000|
|2003||$2,000 Pot Limit Hold'em||$147,280|
Mickey has a son, Alexander, who was born in 1987.
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- Interview by Nolan Dalla
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- Personal Website