One of poker’s top commentators, Mike Sexton loves bringing poker to the masses. Though he has a history as a paratrooper and a salesman, Mike began pursuing his own professional poker career at Ohio State University where he attended on a gymnastics scholarship. His travels soon made him a poker champion in Europe where he started the “Tournament of Champions of Poker.” Steve Lipscomb filmed that tournament and Mike provided his own commentary to the broadcasts. Later when Steve started work on the WPT, he invited Mike to be a commentator. He jumped at the chance. But does anyone furnish his lines to him? “No—they just turn Vince and me loose and tell us to keep talking,” he says. Though he admits the commentary is edited to keep the WPT “educational and entertaining for players of all levels.”
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Mike Sexton Fun Facts and Finishes
- In 2006, he won the WSOP Tournament of Champions besting the field of poker's elite players and took home $1 million then promptly made good on his promise to donate half to charities!
- On February 15, 2006, Sexton was recognized as the top poker ambassador at the Card Player Magazine Player of the Year Awards Gala.