Poker legend Mike Sexton earned himself a slice of personal history after we won a WPT title that had eluded him until now.
The Poker Hall of Famer won the World Poker Tour Montreal Main Event for C$425,980 (US$317,817).
The C$3,850 buy-in tournament, hosted by Kahnawake's Playground Poker Club, had 648 participants and a prize pool of C$ 2,199,960 (US$1,641,357) up for grabs. Sexton showed his class, playing solid poker for six days to take home the prestigious title.
Six players made it to the final table and after a series of eliminations, Sexton was left to grapple with Benny Chen for the coveted trophy. The veteran poker pro brought all his class into play in the heads-up round. The final hand of the game was played when Sexton (Q-Q) and Chen (K-J) went all-in preflop. A Q-9-4-A-2 board meant Benny had to settle for a respectable second place finish for $286,110.
Mike Sexton on the other hand ticked another box of his illustrious poker career.
Final Table Results (C$):
1st: Mike Sexton $425,980
2nd: Benny Chen $286,110
3rd: Nadir Lalji $183,320
4th: Ilan Boujenah $132,750
5th: Ema Zajmovic $102,010
6th: Jake Schwartz $81,740
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