Pokercast Episode 283 – Mike Sexton and Gareth Chantler
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - This week Mike and Adam welcome Mike Sexton to the show to talk about the passing of one of poker's icons, Bobby Hoff. Mike also talks about the WPT Alpha 8 series of events and touches on the pace of play issues that plague the game of poker. Also joining the Pokercast this week is Cardrunners low-limit coach Gareth Chantler. Gareth tells some of his stories from traveling the globe while grinding online cash games. Lots of poker news topics are discussed this week, including the recently announced Full Tilt remission process, Justin Smith's legal troubles and the ongoing challenges that face Atlantic City and it's casinos. Lots of tournament coverage to cover including the Seminole Hard Rock Main Event and WPT Cyprus. The round of 32 is almost complete in Music Madness and the guys break down the winners and losers in the search for 2+2’s favorite modern band. As always, the guys deliver the password for the September 1st Poker Stars Invitational for PokerCast listeners.
Gareth Chantler is a poker nomad. A fascinating young man who travels the world paying his way playing low stakes live and online cash games. He is an experienced poker coach working as a video instructor with Cardrunners as well as offering private coaching. When not playing or coaching he provides tournament coverage and writes the popular Borderline Gambling blog for Pokerstars and is a regular contributor to the Thinking Poker website. Since leaving his home near Toronto Canada in 2010, Gareth has played poker in upwards of 20 countries around the world. Learn more about Gareth Chantler
Mike Sexton, born September 22, 1947, is a professional poker player and commentator from Shelby, IN. Sexton attended Ohio State University where he was a gymnast and earned a degree in public recreation after switching from a business major. Sexton served as a paratrooper in the 82nd Airborne Division in 1970, followed by a short career as a salesman, which he end when he realized he was making more playing poker. He has concentrated fulltime on poker since 1977.
Sexton is most visible as the host of the World Poker Tour. He has a founding role and works as a spokesperson for PartyPoker.com. He’s commonly referred to as the “ambassador of poker” for his contributions to poker and for raising the profile of the game.
Sexton earned a WSOP bracelet in 1989 at the 7-Card Stud Split event, has 46 WSOP final tables, and finished 12th in the WSOP Main Event in 2000. Hendon Mob lists $3.8 million in live tournament earnings for Sexton. Learn more about Mike Sexton