Player Profile: Michael Lind, Winner of the $10,000 High Roller Event

Last night, Michael Lind took down the first of two High Rollers here to end the 2018 LAPC. Lind defeated a tough final table that included Rainer Kempe at second place and Alex Foxen at third. It was Lind’s biggest live score, and he was ecstatic after the win.

“I’m feeling great. I’ve been trying to do this for a while now. The WPT is the best poker event around we travel around alot and I don’t get to play full time because I own a business but I like playing the WPT. As little as the money is it’s a big one for me so I think it’s the start of something big.”

Lind has been playing more poker recently, and he told us that he was picking up steam leading up to this big victory.


“I played the WPT a couple months ago at Maryland Live I got 35th in that I think. Cashed a couple recently at the Borgata. If you look it seems like I’m going further and further. This is my biggest live score.”

On the money bubble with five left, Lind and Paul Domb were leading the charge to try and pay the bubble boy $10,000, so that they would be getting their buy-in back. Multiple requests were shot down by other players at the table, and it ended up being Tomer Daniel as the bubble boy. After he busted out, Lind and Domb showed an incredible gesture, each giving Daniel $5,000 out of their pockets even though they had no obligation to do so.

“I felt we were playing for a long time I was looking at the numbers. It was a good table and I felt that the way the cash was that we each give the gentlemen $2,500. One guy didn’t want to do it and the funny thing is the guy we wanted to give the money too took alot of my chips,” he said with a laugh.

When asked if Lind would roll these winnings right over to the $25,000 high Roller today, Lind had a laugh, but said he was considering it.

“I was invited to play the WPT cash game on Friday the $100-$200 with a $50,000 buy-in but I might change my mind and play the $25,000. It’s a good possibility.”

Congratulations again to Michael Lind on his incredible victory. We hope to see you at the $25,000 today!