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The long-time WPT announcer is the second-shortest stack heading into the six-player L.A. Poker Classic final table but he still has 39 big blinds to work with.
He’s have to contend with a rampaging Daniel Strelitz who amassed 6.4 million chips and will enter the final table as the overwhelming chip leader.
First place in this year’s LAPC will tip the scales at $1.001 million.
Dunst Subs as Commentator
Strelitz isn’t the only player that Sexton will have to keep an eye on as East Coast grinder Jesse Martin will be looking to make some noise with 2.5m chips.
The rest of the final table is made up of Californian Jared Griener (1.8m chips), Bulgarian Simeon Naydenov (2.8m) and New Yorker Richard Tuhrim (680,000)
Tony Dunst will once again take Sexton’s spot in the commentary booth with Vince Van Patten for the televised final table.
It certainly worked out for Sexton last time around. Dunst filled in for Sexton when the partypoker ambassador won WPT Montreal in November.
Despite his $6.1+ million in earnings (and 14 years of commentating) Sexton only has one WPT title, which he earned in November. He will be able to make that two if the cards go his way tonight.
The 2017 LAPC final table will kick off at 4 p.m. PT today. There is no live stream but you can follow the WPT live updates.
Here’s a look at the chip counts heading into the final table:
1. Daniel Strelitz – 6,485,000 (216 bb)
2. Simeon Naydenov – 2,860,000 (95 bb)
3. Jesse Martin – 2,540,000 (85 bb)
4. Jared Griener – 1,895,000 (63 bb)
5. Mike Sexton – 1,165,000 (39 bb)
6. Richard Tuhrim – 680,000 (23 bb)