Pokercast 439 - Mike Sexton & Mailbag!
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - On this episode of the Pokercast: An impromptu conversation with the legend himself Mike Sexton! First off, Terrence is heading to a tournament in Macau but this time with fists instead of chips. We also chat about All In Or Knocked Out Part 6 and get into the news. This Week: The guys talk about some legislation that might threaten poker in Australia and then we hop on the line with Mike Sexton from his vacation in the Dominican Republic fresh off a WPT title in Montreal! Mike chats with us about taking down a big event after many years since his last big score, his love for the shot clock, the busy schedule he’s got and Adam reminisces about some golf stories. After Mike we’ve got a ton of your mail to get to. Some strategy questions, live poker pet peeves, how much would it take, degen stories and Phil Ivey ruling questions were submitted and we get to all of them! Before we wrap it up we review a few of Ross’ hands as well.
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