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Bingo Bango Bongo! Mike Sexton Leads WPT Montreal Final Table
Once again the World Poker Tour is going to have to find Vince Van Patten a new co-host for at least one final table.
That’s because usual co-host Mike Sexton is the chip leader at the six-player final table of WPT Montreal.
It’s the third time that Sexton has made a WPT final table during the existence of the show and likely his best chance to win a WPT title thanks to the 6.2 million chip he accumulated over the course of the tournament.
Dunst to Cover for Sexton
With Mike Sexton out of the booth, Tony Dunst will step in to cover for the Life’s a Gamble author.
Sexton made the final table of WPT Venice in 2013 and WPT Bay 101 in 2011.
No matter what happens with Sexton it’s going to be a compelling final table Ema Zajmavic, second in chips with 5.3m, looking to finally become the first woman to win an open WPT event.
Zajmavic, who works in public relations, spent much of the playdown as chip leader and looked downright dominant at certain points.
With a scant $24k in lifetime live tournament earnings, Zajmavic has already tripled that figure just by making the final table.
The final table is stacked top-to-bottom, however, with noted pros Benny Chen, Jake Schwartz and Ilan Boujenah all looking for that C$317,895 first-place prize.
Action kicks off at 4 p.m. ET today and you can follow along via the WPT live updates or livestream.
Here’s a look at the chip stacks heading into the final table:
- Mike Sexton – 6,215,000 (78 bb)
- Ema Zajmovic – 5,385,000 (67 bb)
- Benny Chen – 2,480,000 (31 bb)
- Ilan Boujenah – 2,290,000 (29 bb)
- Jake Schwartz – 1,550,000 (19 bb)
- Nadir Lalji – 1,520,000 (19 bb)