Mike Sexton -Team partypoker
partypoker brugernavn: Mike-Sexton
Han er i Poker Hall of Fame og har vundet mere end $6,2 millioner i live turneringer. Mike Sexton er den officielle partypoker formand og er en af verdens mest kendte pokerkommentatorer. Han er også synonym med partypoker. Han hjalp endda med at finde på navnet.
Mike har været med os siden starten og har hjulpet siden med at blive en af de største i pokerbranchen. Han har haft et tæt forhold med partypoker, siden han repræsenterede os i partypoker Millions turneringen i 2002.
Efter 4 årtier i spillet, viser "The Ambassador of Poker" ingen tegn på at stoppe. Så sent som 2016 vandt han sin første WPT titel nogensinde. Efter så mange år som WPT kommentator, var det nærmest poetisk da han selv vandt WPT Montreal main event og mere end CAD $425.000.
Scroll ned for at se en Q&A med Mike og se hans pokerstatistik her.
What has been your toughest game/tournament?
The toughest and most satisfying (because I said before the tournament started that I was donating half of any of my winnings to charity) was the WSOP Tournament of Champions in 2006. When we reached three-handed, it came down to Mike Matusow (the defending champion), Daniel Negreanu (poker's all-time tournament money winner), and me. Daniel and I played heads-up for the title. First place was $1,000,000, second place was $400,000, and neither of us ever mentioned making a deal. It was quite a battle; we played heads-up for over seven! Fortunately, I came out on top to win the title and $1,000,000.
What has been your biggest win so far?
Probably when I won the WSOP Tournament of Champions because it was a $1,000,000 first place prize…but a recent WPT title was nice too!
What would you say the highlight of your poker career has been?
That's easy - getting inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2009.
What is your top poker tip?
I have a few. The first is a bit ironic coming from me as I didn't do it, but play within your bankroll. Never criticize an opponent for how they played a hand. Keep your ego in check as you're probably not as good as you think. And most importantly, enjoy the game!
What else are you known for?
Poker has been my life, but my most important role is to try and be a good dad for my eight-year-old son Ty. As for being known for other things gymnastics, dancing, golf, and a being a sucker sports bettor all my life come to mind.
Are there any players that you look up to?
The player I’ve looked up to most in my life was Chip Reese. He was the youngest living player ever inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame and the best all-round poker player of all time in my opinion.
If you could play a game of poker with anyone, who would it be?
Some very rich guys who can't spell ‘poker’.
Do you have a favourite poker quote?
I'm pretty well known for one I used closing the shows on the World Poker Tour for the first seven seasons (even though WPT Founder Steve Lipscomb created it):
"May all your cards be live and your pots be monsters."