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Mike Sexton Leads 2016 World Poker Tour Montreal Final Table

Longtime WPT Commentator Leads Final Six Battling For The $425,980 CAD Top Prize


Poker Hall of Famer Mike Sexton has been the commentator for the World Poker Tour since it’s inception fifteen years ago. Sexton has made his third final table on the tour this week in the 2016 WPT Montreal $3,850 CAD no-limit hold’em main event. Sexton will enter the final table as the chip leader with 6,215,000 and will be great position to add a WPT title to his already impressive resume.

Sexton will not have an easy time at the final table, however, as he is joined by plenty of tough opponents. Second in chips heading into the final day in Ema Zajmovic with 5,385,000. Zajmovic is a Canadian local who is looking to become the first female player to ever win an open WPT main tour event.

Also among the final six are poker pros Benny Chen (2,480,000), Ilan Boujenah (2,290,000) and Jake Schwartz (1,550,000).

A total of 648 entries were made in this event, building a prize pool of $2,199,960 CAD. Only 17 players from that starting field made it to the penultimate day. The chip leader at the resumption of play was Samuel Gagnon. He was eliminated in seventh place when he ran pocket tens into Mike Sexton’s pocket jacks and failed to catch up. Gagnon hit the rail on the final table bubble, earning $67,790 CAD while Sexton took the chip lead.

The final six will return at 4 p.m. eastern. The WPT will be broadcasting a live stream of the final table action, on a 30-minute delay with hole cards, beginning at 4:30.

Here is a look at the chip counts heading into the final table:

Rank Player Chip Count
1 Mike Sexton 6,215,000
2 Ema Zajmovic 5,385,000
3 Benny Chen 2,480,000
4 Ilan Boujenah 2,290,000
5 Jake Schwartz 1,550,000
6 Nadir Lalji 1,520,000

Photo courtesy of World Poker Tour / Joe Giron.