Today on my poker radio show, The Final Table, Dennis Phillips and I talked with Mike Sexton, the World Poker Tour host who was inducted into the Poker Hall of Fame last month.
We talked with Mike about how he got started playing poker, whether he thinks US online poker restrictions will be lifted in 2010, and whether he’s interested in continuing with the WPT or becoming the next commissioner of the World Series Of Poker (since Jeffrey Pollack stepped down last month).
WSOP Main Event runner-up Darvin Moon got a lot of attention on our show last week when he explained why he lied to his wife about a hand because he was worried about people backstage getting information about his play and passing it along to the other players. Some listeners, and many in the blogosphere and poker forums, took that to mean that he didn’t trust the ESPN crew televising the tournament finale. Dennis and I explored that idea on today’s show, and concluded that’s not what Darvin meant at all.
With Joe “The Poker Coach” McGowan joining us, we discussed some of the recent online play at nose-bleed stakes with millions of dollars won and lost in a session, and Daniel Negreanu’s blog comments about Phil Hellmuth being over his head against a lineup of Tom Dwan, Patrick Antonius, Gus Hansen, and Phil Ivey on the current big-cash-game episodes of “Poker After Dark.”