In today’s double barrel Lee Davy brings you the news that long-time World Poker Tour commentator Mike Sexton will be the chip leader at the final table of the WPT Montreal Main Event. And the Global Poker League prepare for the PlayOffs and Championships with a bracket contest.
A few years ago, when I was working at the Unibet Open in Malta, I was asked to do a spot of co-commentary?
It was a new experience for me, but I am a confident lad, and I was only the wingman, so I thought – why not?
As a colleague led me to the commentary booth, I noticed that there was no-one else in it.
“Where is the other guy?” I asked.
“What other guy?” Came the reply that made my balls dive into my stomach.
The World Poker Tour (WPT) Main Event in Montreal is about to encounter the same problem after Mike Sexton reached the final table as the overwhelming chip leader.
Sexton has sat in the main man’s commentary seat for the past 15 seasons, but by the time you have read this, he will be on the other side of the booth trying his utmost to become a WPT Champions Club member.
And it’s not the first time a member of the WPT commentary team has been in this position resulting in a last minute rush from the production team to find a replacement.
In Season XI, Sexton reached the final table of the WPT Venice Main Event finishing third behind Marcello Montagner and the eventual winner Rocco Palumbo. WPT Raw Deal Host, Tony Dunst, has made five final tables including winning WPT Caribbean last season.
So if you are in the Montreal area and want to appear on FOX Sports alongside Vince Van Patten, then there is a window of opportunity.
WPT Montreal Final Table Chip Counts
1. Mike Sexton – 6,215,000
2. Ema Zajmovic – 5,385,000
3. Benny Chen – 2,480,000
4. Ilan Boujenah – 2,290,000
5. Jake Schwartz – 1,550,000
6. Nadir Lalji – 1,520,000
The Global Poker League Launched Bracket Contest
With Season 1 of the Global Poker League (GPL) about to enter the climactic PlayOffs and Championship phase, Alex Dreyfus and the team are trying to inject some fun into proceedings by creating a bracket challenge.
It’s simple enough. Head over to the GPL website register a nickname to enter the contest, choose your brackets, share them on social media using the hashtags #GPLFinals and you can win a bunch of GPL goodies as well as a shout out during the live streaming of the final.
Here is a reminder of those fixtures:
Americas Conference PlayOffs
Montreal Nationals v San Francisco Rush
LA Sunset v Sao Paolo Metropolitans
Eurasia Conference PlayOffs
Moscow Wolverines v London Royals
Hong Kong Stars v Berlin Bears
Here is a reminder of the format.
You can all of the action live on Twitch.tv/GPL
Tuesday 29th November 12PM PT / 3PM ET / 9PM CET
Wednesday 30th November 12PM PT / 3PM ET / 9PM CET
Thursday 1st December 12PM PT / 3PM ET / 9PM CET