The World Poker Tour announced recently that the WPT Champions Cup will henceforth be called the Mike Sexton WPT Champions Cup.
For every poker fan who watched WPT Poker’s highly popular television show over the past 15 years, Mike Sexton has been the face of the WPT. Along with his co-host, Vince Van Patten, Sexton’s voice was unquestionably the voice of poker, immediately recognizable to his numerous fans.
And Sexton wasn’t merely a broadcaster; he has always been a “class act” as one of poker’s most effective ambassadors. His honest, enthusiastic love of the game was one of the main reasons he was able to play a major role in bringing live poker to millions of fans.
In addition, Mike is a WPT champion (2016), a WSOP bracelet winner, and has more than $6.5 million in live tournament winnings.
Sexton’s reaction to having his name on the WPT Champions Cup reflected his well-known class and humility:
I thought being inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame would be the greatest moment of my career, but to have the WPT Champions Cup named in my honor and be part of the experience for all WPT champions moving forward is truly the highest peak in my 40 years in poker. Thank you to the World Poker Tour for this humbling distinction.
This should inspire all of us poker players to to go to the poker tables and strive to be the best we can.