The Bernard Lee Poker Show (9/8/20): Tribute to Mike Sexton

By Bernard Lee
September 11, 2020

Mike Sexton

In this episode of The Bernard Lee Poker Show on the Cardplayer Lifestyle Podcast Family, Bernard Lee honors Mike Sexton as he passed away from prostate cancer on September 6, 2020. Bernard replays a 2016 interview with the premier “Ambassador of Poker” after he captured his WPT Montreal main event title at the Playground Casino. Mike also discusses the support he received from the entire WPT family. This is the last interview Bernard did with Mike Sexton.

RIP Mike Sexton

0:00 Welcome to The Bernard Lee Poker Show as Bernard relives his 2016 interview with “The Ambassador of Poker”, Mike Sexton.
0:04 Mike Sexton passed away on September 6, 2020.
5:39 From a previous interview, Mike Sexton talks about his partnership with Vince Van Patten and being able to play in WPT events.
13:32 From a previous interview, Mike Sexton discusses being inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame.
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19:02 Bernard relives his 2016 interview with “The Ambassador of Poker”, Mike Sexton.
20:23 Mike joins The Bernard Lee Poker Show.
21:09 Mike discusses how it was like playing in the tournament, especially at the WPT Montreal final table instead of commentating.
26:44 Mike talks about opportune times to become aggressive in poker tournaments.
29:06 Mike talks about his heads-up opponent, Benny Chen, who won the 2013 Millionaire Maker and the long heads-up battle.
31:29 Mike discusses how special to have his name to be engraved on the Champions Cup and being able to play in the Tournament of Champions, which is special to him.
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35:19 Bernard continues his previous 2016 interview with “The Ambassador of Poker,” Mike Sexton in tribute to his passing on September 6, 2020.
36:09 Mike talks about heading to the next WPT event in Punta Canta, Dominican Republic.
37:32 Mike remembers how the WPT family was all rooting for him and the celebration during his 2016 WPT Montreal final table.
38:54 Mike talks fondly of his son, Ty.
41:07 Mike recalls that during the first seven years of the WPT, he and Vince were not allowed to play in the WPT main events.
47:13 Mike discusses which events he attends and which are his favorite events attend.

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Bernard Lee is a professional poker player who has more than $2.5 million and ten titles since turning pro following his 13th finish in the 2005 WSOP Main Event. Recognized as “the voice of poker in New England” by Cardplayer.com, Lee is known worldwide as a poker media personality having written for ESPN.com, PokerNews, Card […]

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