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The Round Table - Q&A’s with your favorite pros - Maciek "Michael" Gracz

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Name: Maciek "Michael" Gracz

Date of birth: 10/23/80

Birth Place: Warsaw, Poland

Currently residing: Raleigh, NC

Favorite song to listen to before tournament that gets you pumped up: Bob Seger's "Against the Wind".

Craziest prop bet: I once bet a 300 pound man to run a hundred meters on a beach in the Cayman Islands for a thousand dollars for under ten seconds and I won.

Favorite places to travel: Aruba, Australia, Greece

What do you do in your spare time: Go to movies, go to NHL hockey games, hang out with family and friends

Any celebrity crushes: Penelope Cruz

If you weren't playing poker what career would you have: Some sort of financial work

What is something no one knows about you: I played the violin for six years. I don't play anymore but I am thinking about picking it up again

Favorite movie: Scarface

Describe yourself in three words: Loud, talkative, fun

What are you most proud of in your life: My family

What is your favorite smell: Fresh baked cookies

Favorite taste: Good Italian food

Favorite sound: Silence

Biggest impulse purchase: $1000 Armani pants

When you aren't in a tournament what are you doing day to day: I'm at home with my family

What do you spend your money on: My family

How many tournaments do you play a year: About 30

How do you celebrate when you make a big score, either tournaments, cash, online or live: I really don't do any thing

What are you up to now: I'm just playing poker and figuring out what else I can do with my life.

Number of World Series of Poker bracelets: One

Number of World Poker Tour titles: One

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