The poker community mourns Mike Sica’s death


Mike Sica had one quality that only an insignificant fraction of poker pro possess. He was widely regarded as one of the nicest men in poker and one of the few who knew how to overcome any loss with a big smile on his face. Mike was always the centre of attention when he sat down at the poker tables, as he always had a kind word for those who suffered an untimely elimination.

Young players appreciated him for going out of his way to make them feel comfortable and there was never a shred of doubt that his congeniality was genuine. In a highly competitive environment where players are always at each other’s throats, having Mike Sica at the tables was like a breath of fresh air.



Mike “Little Man” Sica was diagnosed with cancer earlier this year after suffering from pain in his neck and treatment didn’t work. He passed away at age 69 but his memory is very much alive in the minds of poker players who got the chance to interact with him on multiple levels. They’ve expressed their condolences upon hearing the tragic news and the social networks were recently flooded by tweets:


Mike Sica was not only a nice person but also an accomplished poker player who won the $3,000 No-Limit Hold’em event at the WSOP in 2004. He took a prize of $503,160 in addition to the coveted bracelet and over his entire career he won in excess of $1.3 million.