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Capture the Flag: ‘Crazy Mike’ Thorpe

Capture the Flag: ‘Crazy Mike’ Thorpe

by Brian Pempus |  Published: Jul 13, 2011


“Crazy” Mike Thorpe has been a fixture in the high-stakes mixed games in Las Vegas for quite some time. The poker pro has been grinding along in the big games at Aria with the likes of Doyle Brunson, Johnny Chan, Jen Harman, Barry Greenstein, Shaun Deeb, Jean-Robert Bellande, and Eugene Katchalov, day in and day out with limits as high as $1,000-$2,000. According to Thorpe, he was among the group of players who spearheaded the move to Aria from Bellagio. Thorpe is known for his crazy antics at the table, keeping an old nickname even when other famous Mikes in poker, such as “Crazy” Mike Caro and Mike “The Mouth” Matusow, are poker house hold names. Despite the success these days, preceded by hundreds of thousands in profits from online limit hold’em, Thorpe has largely flown under the radar in the poker community. Except, of course, from some occasions when ...

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