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Mickey Appleman

Mickey Appleman
Mickey Appleman in the 2006 World Series of Poker
Residence Fort Lee, New Jersey
Born 1945/1946 (age 70–71)
Brooklyn, New York
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 4
Money finish(es) 47
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
8th, 1987

Mickey Appleman 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.


  • Early life 1
  • Career 2
    • Education career 2.1
    • Poker 2.2
    • World Series of Poker Bracelets 2.3
  • Notes 3
  • External links 4

Early life

Appleman 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.


Education career

He later moved to Washington, D.C., working as a coordinator in a drug rehabilitation clinic. He also taught math in public schools.


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 over 30-year 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.

As of 2015, his total live tournament winnings exceed $1,787,000.[1] His 47 cashes at the WSOP account for $1,185,861 of those winnings.[1][2]

World Series of Poker Bracelets

Year Tournament Prize (US$)
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


  1. ^ a b "Mickey Appleman - Stats". Retrieved 2010-09-12. 
  2. ^ World Series of Poker Earnings,

External links

  • Interview by Nolan Dalla
  • Hendon Mob tournament results
  • The Jesus of Handicapping by Michael Kaplan
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