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Do Pro Players Realize What It Means to Be Professional?

19 April 2012 , By: compncards
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WPT Host and Hall of Famer Mike Sexton recently posted a blog entitled *Poker Pros - Wake Up and Smell the Coffee!* If you haven't read it yet, quit reading this blog, read his, and come back and finish this one. I've been fortunate enough to play with Mike on a couple of occasions in Vegas and he quickly earned my respect for his professionalism. Mike's sentiments almost echo mine in regards to how poker players should act when they are playing the game and how they should act as professionals. Some of you are going to read his blog, and this one, and still say to yourself that "poker players are not that bad.
Categories: Acting Like a Pro, Acting Professional, Mike Sexton, Poker Pros, Professionalism in Poker

2011 WSOP November Nine Final Three Coverage

8 November 2011 , By: compncards
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***Scroll down for updates!!*** The final three of the 2011 WSOP November Nine kicks off tonight at 9 p. m. EST on ESPN. Pius Heinz has a huge chip lead over Ben Lamb and Martin Staszko.
Categories: 2011 WSOP, 2011 WSOP November Nine, Barry Greenstein, Ben Lamb, Doyle Brunson, Linda Johnson, Martin Staszko, Mike Sexton, November Nine, Pius Heinz, Poker Hall of Fame

Mike Sexton Replaced as WPT Host

20 March 2011 , By: compncards
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Mike Sexton had to give up his final table announcing duties at the Bay 101 World Poker Tour event on Friday. The reason was that he actually made the final table. He wound up finishing in 6th place. Mike Matusow also made the final table and ultimately finished in 3rd place.
Categories: Bay 101, Mike Matusow, Mike Sexton, World Poker Tour, WPT

The World Poker Tour - Hosted By Poker Hall of Famer Mike Sexton

16 October 2009 , By: compncards
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Mike Sexton has been officially announced as the next inductee into the Poker Hall of Fame. Sexton was the only man to receive the needed number of votes necessary to guarantee enshrinement. I could go on about what Mike has done for the game of poker and how deserving he was, but instead, I thought I would share my own Mike Sexton story and some observations that I have picked over the last few years. I first met Mike Sexton at the 2006 World Series of Poker.
Categories: Mike Sexton, Poker Hall of Fame, World Poker Tour, World Series of Poker, WPT

Poker Hall of Fame Thoughts

16 September 2009 , By: compncards
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I listened to an interview earlier this evening where Barry Greenstein discussed the Poker Hall of Fame and who deserved to make it in. He stated that he would vote Phil Ivey and Mike Sexton into the Hall of Fame. Greenstein also stated his case for Sexton's induction. His case was great, but I thought I would give some of my thoughts on the nine candidates up for election: Barry Greenstein - Barry is a phenomenal player both in cash games and in tournaments.
Categories: Barry Greenstein, Dan Harrington, Daniel Negreanu, Erik Seidel, Men Nguyen, Mike Sexton, Phil Ivey, Poker Hall of Fame