|Monday, 16 June 2008 14:41|
A poker biography of Mike Caro.
Mike Caro, known as poker's "The Mad Genius" is an authority on poker playing. He was a pioneer in developing several poker theories, an author of several poker books, and, as an afterthought, a professional player of poker. As a poker player, Mike Caro might not have won much high-stake games, but that does not diminish his stature as one of the biggest names in poker playing. Although he may have not won any World Series Of Poker (WSOP) and World Poker Tour bracelets, Mike Caro has several money finishes that are still impressive. Many poker players and enthusiasts are familiar with him and have great respect for his skills and brilliance. Today, this poker genius continues to push the boundaries of the game, creating new and better strategies and game variations that make more and more people interested in playing.
Most of his significant achievements come from his career as an author. He has authored several books and studies about poker, and he has contributed data and became consultant to different casinos in many parts of the world. Most of his written works deal with the rules and trade secrets of playing poker, discourses on gambling, new poker variants, and even a book on how women poker players can beat men. Mike Caro has also provided various odds and developed the first ever serious PC program in the market -- the Poker Probe. Aside from this, Caro is also known to have founded the first ever poker school in the world -- the Mike Caro University of Poker, Gambling, and Life Strategy. He was also included in the short list of people who believed adamantly in the money-raking potential of online poker with real money.
During the early days of online poker in the 90s, Mike Caro instinctively knew that many people would favor playing online than live-based games. Today, many are now aware that online poker gaming has even surpassed traditional land-based poker as seen in the volume of players joining everyday. Other notable achievements of this "Mad Scientist" include multiple videos of some of his written works. He has also worked formerly as the editor in chief of the Poker Magazine and worked as Senior Editor of the Gambling Times Magazine. In 1984, Mike Caro displayed the product of his long and steady research at the World Series Of Poker (WSOP). He made use of the ORAC, a computer program for poker playing that he created to attempt an Artificial Intelligence (AI) game. Fortunately, many professional poker players gave great reviews about it.
Mike Caro also worked as Bicycle Club Casinos' chief strategist since its reopening in 1984. After that, he became Huntington Park Casino's general manager during 1986. His experiences as a casino executive enabled him to get enough support to organize the 1992 World Poker Finals at the Foxwoods Resort Casino. Mike Caro is also a diligent advocate for the four color deck tournaments in various card rooms today. Most of Mike Caro's poker theories were said to have been developed while conversing with poker masters Art Sathmary and John Fox.