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Mike Sexton Wins WPT Montreal

By Patric Huemmerich

Poker hall of famer Mike Sexton has won the 2016 WPT Montreal $3,850 CAD no-limit hold’em main event for $317,896.

Mike Sexton, who is known as the commentator of the World Poker Tour since day one, managed to get into the spotlights on the other side of the broadcast by beating a field of 648 entries and capture the title on his third final table.

Sexton entered the final table as the chip leader and after just 106 hands the tournament was down to heads-up play. Benny Chen went into heads-up with a slight chip lead with 10.75 million versus Sexton’s 8.7 million.

It turned out to be a long heads-up battle with Chen holding the lead for most of the time but when the blinds went up luck was on Sexton’s side. With just five big blinds left Sexton managed to double up with :Jx :Tx against Chen’s A8, a few hands later he was in the chip lead when the final hand happened.

With the blinds being 300,000/600,000/75,000, Chen moved all in for 8.2 million with KJ, Sexton snap called with QQ, the flop came Q94, giving Mike top set and Chen a gutshot straight draw but the turn A and river 2 didn’t bring any help and Sexton was crowned the newest WPT champion.

Here are the final results:



Price money



Mike Sexton




Benny Chen




Nadir Lalji




Ilan Boujenah




Ema Zajmovic




Jake Schwartz




Samuel Gagnon




Antonin Duda




Terry Schumacher



Patric Huemmerich

Patric is a German writer and (live) reporter for iGaming.org. As a professional poker player he has a lot of insight into the industry. His goal is to bring his followers exclusive articles, interviews and stories in and around the poker world.