Doug Polk is issuing another challenge, but this time around it’s not related to a potential heads-up poker match. The Upswing Poker founder wants Mike Postle to join him for a one-on-one conversation on his YouTube podcast.
Polk was among prominent poker names listed as defendants in Postle’s failed $330 million defamation lawsuit. At the height of the cheating scandal involving Postle, Polk released 12 videos on YouTube, digging into the allegations. It included an interview with whistleblower Veronica Brill.
Polk Wants To Hear From Postle
Polk is among those who believe that Postle indeed cheated during livestreamed cash games at Stones Gambling Hall between 2018 and 2019. Now, the semi-retired poker pro wants to get Postle’s side of the story, and that’s if the alleged poker cheat ultimately accepts Polk’s invitation for an interview.
Polk has embarked on a fresh podcast journey on YouTube, and among his most recent guests was no other than long-time rival Daniel Negreanu. Both have since buried the hatchet following their marathon heads-up grudge match which saw Polk taking home $1.2 million. The match involved 25,000 hands of $200-$400 heads-up no-limit hold’em, and lasted for three months.
A one-on-one conversation with Postle, whom Polk accused of cheating, could potentially convince both players to move forward and let go of their grudges against each other, but would Postle actually show up?
Would Postle Agree?
Polk invited Mike Postle to join him on his YouTube podcast via a recent tweet, saying he wanted to discuss the story behind potentially “the greatest poker cheating of all time”.
Polk also made reference to Postle’s documentary which was assumed to prove his innocence in the cheating controversy. The supposed Netflix film was announced last year by TV producer David Broome, but there has been no update as of yet as to the film’s production progress or when it will be released.
Postle Interview Unlikely
By accepting Polk’s invitation for interview, Postle will get the chance to clear his name even before the release of his Netflix documentary, but the chances of him engaging in a one-on-one conversation with one of his most vocal critics are quite slim.
For one, Postle has remained invisible to the poker world since joining Mike Matusow’s podcast in October 2019, just weeks after the cheating scandal erupted.           The poker player has appeared to be uninterested in doing interviews to tell his side of the story.
While he previously said he would release evidence of his innocence, it never happened. What has transpired instead are a series of legal troubles.
Mike Postle’s Legal Troubles Continue
In April, Postle voluntarily dropped his defamation lawsuit against some of the biggest names in the world of poker, including Joey Ingram, Daniel Negreanu, Todd Witteles, Veronica Brill, and Polk himself. Witteles and Brill fought back by filing separate anti-SLAPP motions which they both won. They’ve been awarded a combined $55,000 in legal fees which Postle have yet to pay.
The alleged poker cheat has also been sued by two banks over unpaid credit card debt.
Now, Witteles and Brill are attempting to force Postle to comply with the anti-SLAPP judgments by recently launching a joint involuntary bankruptcy petition against him. The legal mechanism would allow the pair to chase after Postle’s assets if he remains uncooperative.
It could result in the seizure of Postle’s California home, as well as other properties under his name, including vehicles, collectibles, and other possessions. His hidden assets (if there are any), could also be uncovered and potentially seized.
Considering all of the legal challenges that the embattled poker pro is currently going through, an interview with Polk would be the last thing he’d want to do. He’d much rather focus on finding a way to properly deal with his legal disputes while being out of the limelight. However, you never know as Postle could suddenly show up!

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