RE: I Spy

Mike the Foot … not to be confused with Mike the Mouth

by , Jun 22, 2008 | 11:53 pm

Yeah, here he is … Mike Wilson, from Canada. Funny(ish) guy. Glad to see he’s still kickin’ around the WSOP.


Party Player Profile: The Foot
By: Dan Michalski – August 04, 2006

Mike Wilson from Canada did not make it to Day 3, but he considers his first WSOP a success regardless. As a competitive bridge player, he’s no stranger to big national tourneys. But Texas Hold’em is relatively new to “The Foot.”

He started playing online after leaving a local casino “ticked off” — not just because they wouldn’t accomodate his special needs, but because, he says, they were jerks about it in the process. So he signed up with PartyPoker because he just wanted to play the game like everyone else. After playing online for less than a week, he won a 3,500-player Party freeroll and a seat in the main event at the WSOP.

(Harrah’s, by the way, was accommodating, allowing him to have a friend sit nearby simply to help him push in big stacks of chips when necessary, and restack them when he won a pot.)

As mentioned, Wilson’s been eliminated. But he’s still in Vegas and can likely be found rolling the dice at a nearby craps table.

3 Comments to “RE: I Spy ”

  1. zach

    I dealt to him today and a blind guy in the 2k mixed holdem tournament. I thought it was cool that he could grab his chips and cards with his toes. And the blind guy ofcourse had a chick whisper all the action to him in his ear. I felt pretty bad for dealing the hand that knocked him out. Both were nice folks.

  2. DanM

    Did he stack his own chips, or did he get help with that? Just curious …

  3. zach

    i was there when he got there and the chip runner stacked his chips in 50 stacks. he grabbed his own chips with his toes when he bet. but when he won a pot the player next to him stacked his chips for him into 50 stacks again.