“Skull Mike” is a seasoned poker player who resides near the Lodge in Round Rock Texas. Along with frequenting the high stakes games put on at the card club, he is also one of the main commentators on the Lodge livestream, alongside Slick Rick and Mike Brady. His witty banter and strategic mind make him a perfect fit for the role, and he’s often able to predict events and lines before they happen on stream.
You can typically find him at the Lodge doing something, whether coordinating games, commentating the livestream, or playing in high stakes cash games.
Q&A With Skull Mike
What was the first job you ever had?
“I was a ticket attendant at the beach in Long Beach.”
What was the largest pot you’ve ever won?
If you could go back 10 years and talk to a younger version of yourself, what advice would you give?
“I would have told a young Skull Mike to find the Lodge from day 1.”
When did you know you were good at poker?
“I knew I’d fallen in love with poker around high school. I was part of the Moneymaker area, then I had a big $40k score that sparked my poker career.”
How do you like commentating alongside the legendary Slick Rick?
“Working with Slick Rick is awesome. I give him a bunch of shit on stream, but deep down we have a great relationship and he’s one of my best friends.”
Skull Mike Highlights From The Lodge Card Club