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Poke players mourn Mike Sexton

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An American professional poke player,commentator and a member of the poker hall of fame ” Mike Sexton” died at age 72.

His death was announced on Twitter by Linda Johnson, a fellow Hall of Fame member who previously said she was authorized to speak on his behalf. The cause was cancer, she said.

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Sexton helped explain poker to the masses on WPT broadcasts amid the post-Chris Moneymaker boom in the mid-2000s. He appeared on WPT broadcasts from their 2003 debut until 2017.

He later served as chairman of the online poker site partypoker.

Sexton was also an accomplished player, with more than $6.7 million in live tournament earnings, according to the Hendon Mob Poker Database. He won a World Series of Poker bracelet in 1989 and made several other final table appearances.

He also ended up on the other side of WPT cameras, winning a WPT event in Montreal in 2016.

Sexton was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame in 2009.Mike Sexton was survived by wife Karen Sexton and a son Ty Michael Sexton and lovers has been expressing their grievances on Twitter.

 

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