Mike Sexton grabbed his first WPT title and C$425,980* ($317,896* USD) in prize money early this morning after besting a field of 648 entries over several days of play in the WPT Montreal Main Event! But it wasn't a smooth journey to the title for the Poker Hall of Famer and WPT commentator.
Sexton finished Day 2 and Day 3 with under 20 big blinds before finally managing to accumulate a big and healthy stack on Day 4 to lead the way into the 6-handed final table. He then had to fight Benny Chen over 157 hands in heads-up play, and most of the time things weren't going his way.
Sexton never gave up, though, and managed to take a small chip lead late in the night before picking up two queens and winning an all-in against Chen's king-jack. Sexton flopped top set and dodged a gutshot straight draw to capture his first WPT title!
Season XV WPT Montreal Final Table Results:
1st: Mike Sexton - C$425,980* ($317,896* USD)
2nd: Benny Chen - C$286,110 ($213,515 USD)
3rd: Nadir Lalji - $183,320 ($136,806 USD)
4th: Ilan Boujenah - C$132,750 ($99,067 USD)
5th: Ema Zajmovic - C$102,010 ($76,127 USD)
6th: Jake Schwartz - C$81,740 ($61,000 USD)
*First-prize amount includes a $15,000 seat into the season-ending WPT Tournament of Champions.