Mike Caro

Mike " Mad Genius " Caro ( born May 16, 1944) is a professional poker player, pioneer poker theory and author of several poker books.


In 1978 he contributed to Doyle Brunson's 50 statistical tables Super / System, and wrote the chapter on draw poker. He is a frequent consultant to casinos and has in the development of poker sample, the first commercial computer program for the analysis of poker situations helped. He is the founder of " Mike Caro University of Poker, Gambling and Life Strategy", the world's first full-time poker school. In the 1990s he was one of the few people who believed that online poker would not only be successful for real money, but would surpass the " Live Game " in casinos.

Caro is the author of several poker books:

  • The Body Language of Poker
  • Bobby Baldwin's Winning Poker Secrets
  • Caro on Gambling - collection of various columns from the Gambling Times Magazine
  • Mike Caro 's Book of Poker Tells - There is also a video / DVD edition of the book.
  • Caro's Fundamental Secrets of Winning Poker
  • Gambling Times Official Rules of Poker
  • Gambling Times Quiz Book
  • Master Hold'em and Omaha Poker
  • New Poker Games - Notes to newer poker
  • Odds Quick and Simple
  • Professional Hold'em Play by Play

In addition, he has produced several videos, of which have inspired some of his books. He is a former editor of Poker Player magazine and "Senior Editor" of Gambling Times magazine.

In 1984, he has presented at the World Series of Poker Orac ( Caro backwards), a poker -playing computer program that he had developed. Orac was the world's first serious attempt to program an AI poker players and most poker pros were surprised at how well played the program.

Responsible casino and poker player

Caro was the chief strategist of the Bicycle Club casino when it opened in 1984. In 1986 he became director of the Huntington Park Casino. In 1992, he helped with the "World Poker Finals ", the first company- sponsored poker tournaments to organize at Foxwoods Resort Casino.

In addition, he has worked tirelessly advocated for the use of four -color card games in casinos and in tournaments. Much of his poker theories Caro has developed in discussions with John Fox and type Sathmary.