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The Weekly PokerNews Quiz: Mike Sexton, WPT Champion!

11-19-2016 1274 responses Top results

He did it! Poker Hall of Famer and longtime World Poker Tour commentator Mike Sexton won his first WPT title this week, topping a 648-player field to win the WPT Montreal Main Event at the Playground Poker Club.

Many in the poker world were glad to see Sexton's triumph, punctuated by a lengthy heads-up battle with eventual runner-up Benny Chen that saw Sexton at a 10-to-1 chip deficit at one point. His unofficial title as "The Ambassador of Poker" has been well earned over the years, giving many cause to root for him this week.

The WPT debuted on television in the spring of 2003, but it wasn't until the sixth season of the tour that Sexton was allowed to step from behind the desk and leave his co-host Vince Van Patten to play in events. Now, amid the WPT's 15th season, Sexton has himself won one of the trophies he has awarded to so many others over the years.

In other words, after championing poker and the WPT for a decade-and-a-half, Sexton is himself a WPT champion!

Today's installment of "The Weekly PokerNews Quiz" commemorates Sexton's WPT victory with eight questions about Sexton and the tour. When you're done, click "Top results" to find out how you did versus others, and if signed into your PokerNews account you'll see your username on the leaderboard. Don't have an account? Click here to get one.

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Question 1

Sexton attended Ohio State University on an athletic scholarship in what sport?

Question 2

Sexton won a World Series of Poker bracelet in 1989 in which of the following variants?

Question 3

Sexton and his co-host Van Patten have been part of the World Poker Tour since the very beginning, going back to the very first WPT event -- the Five Diamond World Poker Classic that took place in 2002 (and was aired the following year). Who won that very first WPT event?

Question 4

What was Sexton’s best previous finish in a World Poker Tour event?

Question 5

Following Sexton’s win Thursday night, a player who once finished runner-up to him in a big event tweeted “I think the last time @MikeSexton_WPT won a tournament was for a million against me! Well, he just won another big one! Congrats Mike!” Who sent the tweet?

Question 6

To what event was the player who sent that tweet referring -- one for which Sexton won a $1 million first prize?

Question 7

“Bingo Bango Bongo!” is a phrase oft-uttered by Sexton during WPT broadcasts. The phrase comes from an activity Sexton himself describes having partaken in several times over the years in his recent autobiography “Life’s a Gamble,” namely...

Question 8

Finally, another signature phrase of Sexton’s from WPT broadcasts has been his sign-off: “May all your cards be live and your pots be __________.”

What do you think?