APPT Sydney: Out of Africa
By James Potter
Mike Comer is one of the more interesting personalities in the poker world. He was involved in the creation of the first Australian poker room many years ago in Adelaide but now calls Africa home. He has set up casinos and card rooms in Sierra Leone and Liberia and is currently setting up shop in Ghana.
“Sydney is still technically home, I suppose but poker is really the only thing I ever come back for. I like it in Africa,” he said.
Mike’s brother Martin is also one of Australia’s most successful poker players but he busted out on the first hand of play on day 1A. “I can’t comment on that, I wasn’t here and it’s too close to home,” Mike joked.
Joseph Moussa doesn’t boast the glamourous travel lifestyle of Mike Comer, but Sydney’s own could be keeping his travel agent should he continue the start he’s made today.
Moussa only entered the event at the last minute and has already run his stack up to 50,000. He’ has been playing poker for two years and describes it as his passion, along with supporting his much loved rugby league team St George Dragons.
“I travelled to Macau earlier this year and didn’t really like it as much. I love Sydney, it’s home and everyone is really friendly and the food is more to my liking,” Moussa said.