Mike Hart (aka Mike Harthcock), hails from California and is a professional poker player who first appeared on the poker tournament circuit in 1984. He ended up winning his first ever World Series of Poker gold bracelet that year by winning the $1000 Seven Card Razz event for which he picked up prize money of $40,000. He was back again two years later and while he did not pick up a WSOP bracelet in 1986, he managed to blow his previous winnings out of the water by placing second in the $10,000 No Limit Hold’em World Championship Main Event for which he netted a huge payout of $228,000.
1987 saw him pick up more prize money at the WSOP with another three high finishes – $1500 Limit Hold’em event (8th), $1000 Ace to Five Draw (10th) and $10,000 No Limit Hold’em World Championship Main Event (22nd). As well as his first gold bracelet at the World Series of Poker, Hart has also picked up another three during his career so far. In 1990 he won the $1500 Limit Hold’em event, in 1991 he won his third bracelet for the $1500 Seven Card Stud Split event and he won his fourth bracelet in the 1994 $1500 Seven Card Razz.
So far in his poker career, Hart has cashed eighteen times in the World Series of Poker for which he has bagged over $800,000. This is out of total tournament winnings which amount to over one and a half million dollars.
Not only has Hart won four WSOP bracelets and cashed in many other events there, but he has also been busy making a name for himself in tournaments around the world.