The tournament director who is announcing the action at our featured table was prompted to ask Mickey Appleman, "Have you won more money playing poker or lost more money betting sports over the years?" which elicited a chuckle from Appleman who replied that the answer was "too complicated an equation for him."
Appleman currently has four WSOP gold bracelets, and although he has never won the Main Event, he is certainly no stranger to it. He made the final table of the Main Event in 1987 (8th place) and 2000 (9th place). Appleman has also cashed in over 40 WSOP events total so while less informed eyes may be focused on his tablemate Doyle Brunson, Appleman will certainly be a threat to the other players at the featured table as well.