Mike Sexton Extends WSOP Cashes to 31 Years Straight

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Mike Sexton Extends WSOP Cashes to 31 Years Straight
07 Jun

It has been a remarkable poker career in many ways for Mike Sexton, but one record among his many achievements seems particularly important to the 70-year old ‘Ambassador of Poker’ – his 31-year streak of cashing at the World Series of Poker…

The current partypoker chairman, poker Hall of Famer and the man behind the remarkable rise of the WPT added another $2,657 to his $6.5million recorded tournament earnings stretching back to 1981.

His 66 cashes at the WSOP amount to a good chunk of that – some $2,616,114 over the past 3 decades, with a 9th place finish in the 2012 $1million buy-in Big One for One Drop his biggest single ‘win’, although the profit wasn’t that immense, $1,109,333 leaving him $100k or so to the good.

Sexton’s solitary WSOP bracelet came back in 1989 when he took down the $1500 Seven Card Stud Split event for $104,400 and the longevity record would have been even longer except for s light WSOP hiccup in the mid80’s…

There are very few areas of poker which Sexton hasn’t been involved in; playing, industry spokesperson, poker charity and philanthropy, live and online ambassador, magazine writer, book author and recently adding teaching into the mix…

…and it would be a brave man indeed who bets against Mike Sexton not appearing and snagging a 32nd consecutive year of cashing in 2019.

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Andrew from Edinburgh, Scotland, is a professional journalist, international-titled chess master, and avid poker player.Read more


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