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.
The brand new event began on Saturday with 6,343 entrants and concluded yesterday after four days of play. Benny Chen brought the largest stack to the final table, which kicked off yesterday, but lost the chip lead almost straight away. He was second in chips when four players remained.
Four-handed play lasted 95 hands with each player taking turns at holding the lead. However, at the end of the night, it was Chen who was the last man standing and received the first prize of $1,198,780 and the coveted gold bracelet!
Final table results: 1. Benny Chen $1,198,780 2. Michael Bennington $741,903 3. Jonathan Gray $534,506 4. Justin Liberto $400,408 5. Dan Kelly $302,104 6. Chris Hunichen $229,575 7. Upeshka Desilva $175,714 8. Robert McVeigh $135,467 9. Theron Eichenberger $105,154
The first ever "Millionaire Maker" event (Event #6: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em) has been a huge success at the 44th Annual World Series of Poker! The brand new tournament attracted 6,343 players and the final table is now set after 3 days of action-packed poker. The final table, which begins tomorrow, will see 10 players battle it out for a first prize of $1,199,104!
Benny Chen (picture) will bring the largest pile of chips to play (5,865,000), but it won't be a walk in the park as he's closely followed by poker star Dan Kelly (4,130,000), who laid hands on his first WSOP bracelet in 2010 by winning the $25,000 No-Limit Hold'em Six-Max event.
Check back tomorrow for a final table recap!
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