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CPPT V - December Extravaganza

$3,500 No-Limit Hold'em $500K GTD


Mike Dentale Wins 2017 CPPT Venetian December Extravaganza Main Event

Mike Dentale has won the 2017 Card Player Poker Tour Venetian December Extravaganza $3,500 no-limit hold’em main event. The 47-year-old window business owner from Brooklyn, New York defeated a field of 235 entries to win ...

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Poker Hand Matchup: Mike Sexton vs. Benny Chen

Swords Q 9 4 A 2

Mike Sexton

Win Pre-Flop Win Post-Flop Win Post-Turn

Starting Stack: 11,225,000


70.97 %

86.26 %

90.91 %


Benny Chen

Win Pre-Flop Win Post-Flop Win Post-Turn

Starting Stack: 8,225,000


28.62 %

13.74 %

9.09 %

Posted On: Jan 04, 2017


Preflop, final table, heads-up, with the blinds at 300,000 and 600,000 and a 75,000 ante, Chen went all-in from the button and Sexton called.


Chen started the heads-up portion of the match with 10.5m to Sexton’s 8.8m, but things quickly went south for Sexton as he was down to 1.7m after 90 minutes of play. Every time Sexton would rally, Chen would take away those gains. Things were not looking good for Sexton. In fact, Chen held the lead for 156 of the 158 hands in their heads up match. But Sexton held on, and two hands after he captured the chip lead, the match was over. One of the most well loved figures in the industry, the old-school Poker Hall of Famer has been a fantastic ambassador and promoter of the game. He now has a WPT title to go along with his WSOP bracelet, as well as the $425,980 CAD score. Chen, winner of the 2013 Millionaire Maker, had to settle for runner up and $286,110 CAD.

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