Re: The Poker Industry Continues to Disappoint / Player of the Year

by , Oct 4, 2007 | 8:25 am

Guys like Tom (Schneider) might have an interest in some recent articles by Tom Sexton (Mike’s brother) … In one, “Composure under Fire,” he offers a slightly different take on kids these days table-side behavior. In the other, he breaks down Player of the Year criteria and offers up the concept of poker having seven “majors”:

1. WSOP Main Event – LV
2. WPT Main Event – LV
3. WSOP HORSE Event – LV
4. WSOP Main Event – Europe
5. NBC’s National Heads Up Poker Championship – LV
6. WSOP Tournament Of Champions
7. High Stakes Poker

Intriguing concept. But no WCOOP? Gotta think taking down the biggest online tourney prize pool has to be worth something, particularly if it’s won by someone who wins one of Sexton’s other events. And perhaps also whatever the biggest annual PLO event in Europe is? Thats soon to be a pretty big poker deal, if it isn’t already.


2 Comments to “Re: The Poker Industry Continues to Disappoint / Player of the Year”


  1. BJ Nemeth
    says:

    I’m currently working on a project that involves defining poker’s “majors” right now, though my list will be multi-tiered and vary quite a bit from Tom Sexton’s. It should be public in a month or two, and then working toward legitimizing the format with a more respectable Player of the Year system than those that are currently out there.


  2. DanM
    says:

    You know, one of the things that Tom Sexton’s suggestions made me think about … who would oversee this?

    I briefly thought about taking on the responsibility myself, but pokerplayeroftheyear.com is already taken.