Mike Sexton began playing poker at the age of 13 and has been a professional poker player since 1977. He’s won numerous titles in his career including the 1989 “Seven Card Stud 8 or Better” event at the WSOP and the 2006 WSOP Tournament of Champions for $1,000,000.
Alongside Vince Van Patten, he has been a commentator on the World Poker Tour since its inception 14 years ago, created two mega events in poker (the TOC and the PartyPoker Million), and is a spokesman for PartyPoker.com.
He was a columnist for Card Player magazine for ten years, has written articles for various publications, has conducted numerous poker seminars, and his book Shuffle Up and Deal made the NY Times best-seller list (2005).
He was honored with the first-ever Poker Ambassador Award in 2006, received the Lifetime Achievement Award at the American Poker Awards in Feb 2016, and received poker’s highest honor in 2009 - induction into the Poker Hall of Fame.
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Part 2 sees a thorough technical breakdown of the game including sections on range analysis, game theory optimal play, short stack strategies, value betting and final table play.
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Chad Holloway - The post-boom evolution in poker
Evan Jarvis - Equity, position and aggression
Chris Moneymaker - Lower buy-in strategies
Ed Miller – Moving up in stakes
Scott Clements – General tournament concepts
Matt Affleck - Advanced tournament strategies
Bernard Lee – Satellite play
Zachary Elwood - Understanding tells
Alex Fitzgerald – In-depth range analysis
Phil Hellmuth/Liv Boeree – Short stack strategies
Jonathan Little - Value betting and Final table play
Olivier Busquet - Heads-up play
Will Tipton – Game theory optimal play
Patricia Cardner – Mental toughness
Jared Tendler - Eliminating tilt
Elliot Roe - Poker hypnotherapy
Mike Sexton – Great plays from great players
In his four decades as a poker professional, Mike has excelled as a poker player, poker businessman and poker ambassador. He was instrumental in the creation of PartyPoker in 2001 and was a key player in the launch of the World Poker Tour in 2002, an event that changed the world of poker forever. He has been a commentator on the WPT, along with Vince Van Patten, since its inception. He is a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet winner.
Mike was recognized as poker’s Top Ambassador at the Card Player Magazine Player of the Year Awards gala in 2006. That same year, he won the World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions, collecting $1 million in prize money – half of which he donated to charity.
In this book Mike recounts his personal experiences and gives his take on some of poker’s legendary characters over the past 40 years. If you enjoy poker, are fascinated by the evolution of the game and enjoy compelling poker, golf and gambling adventures, then you’ll love Life’s A Gamble.
(Disponible en epub seulement)Dans ses quatre décennies comme joueur de poker professionnel, Mike a excellé en tant que joueur de poker, homme d’affaires dans le poker et ambassadeur du poker. En 2001, il a été crucial dans la création de partypoker et en 2002, il a joué un rôle déterminant dans le lancement du World Poker Tour, un événement qui a changé le monde du poker pour toujours. Depuis ses débuts télévisés, il a commenté le WPT en compagnie de Vince Van Patten.En 2006, Mike a été récompensé comme ambassadeur numéro 1 du poker lors du gala du Card Player Magazine Player Of The Year Awards. Cette même année, il a remporté le Tournament of Champions des World Series of Poker pour un gain de 1 millions $ - dont il a donné la moitié à des associations caritatives. Dans ce livre Mike se souvient de ses expériences personnelles et propose une revue de quelques-uns des personnages légendaires du monde du poker de ces 40 dernières années. Si vous appréciez le poker, si vous êtes fasciné par l’évolution du jeu et si vous aimez en savoir plus sur le monde du poker, du golf et de la flambe, alors vous adorerez La Vie est un Pari.