To hear partypoker and World Poker Tour ambassador Mike Sexton tell it…1999 was a lifetime ago.
We suppose that in poker, it was. Just about anything pre-Moneymaker is considered ancient lore and so if you like tales of legends, then watch another “storytime with Sexton” as he tells the tale of the first “Tournament of Champions”. It was an event he dreamed up and executed back in the day, with the help of Doyle Brunson, where you couldn’t buy your way but had to be good enough to win your seat.
He ran the ToC for 3 years and never made a dime of it, but it did lead to his role with the WPT.