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BY MARKANDERSON
2011 Bay 101 Shooting Star: Two Of Poker’s Biggest Mikes Headline Final Table
March 18, 2022
Nobody is surprised to see Mike Sexton during a World Poker Tour final table broadcast.  In fact after nine successful seasons of practically being the face of the tour, they’d be surprised if they didn’t, however when this week’s 2011 WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star eventually airs sometime in the future, it’s a good bet those same folks will be pretty surprised at just what seat Mike’s occupying. 

For the first time since the WPT lifted restrictions on their commentators competing in WPT main events, Mike Sexton, the voice of the WPT, has made an open event final table, and is now just 5 other players away from his first WPT title and a top prize worth over $1 million.

Sexton, a recent inductee into the poker Hall of Fame, is just one of two shooting stars to make this year’s Bay 101 final table, and also just one of two world famous Mikes.  Mike “The Mouth” Matusow, is also still in contention, and with over 2 million in tournament chips, stands a significantly better chance than even Sexton- who comes to the table short stacked- at taking this thing down.

Two poker legends of this caliber at the same final table is the kind of story that can overshadow almost any other, but in this case it would be wrong to let it, as this packed final table also holds Vivek “FLOG” Rajkumar.  Vivek, just a few weeks ago, came in second at the WPT LA Poker Classic main event at the Commerce Casino, for a cash worth over $900,000, and now has a shot at bettering that score by one and in the process claiming a spot at the top of the WPT Player of the Year leader board.

The chip counts heading into the final table of the WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star main event are as follows:

Steven Kelly- 4,169,000

Alan Sternberg- 3,701,000

Mike Matusow- 2,173,000

Vivek Rajkumar- 1,616,000

Casey McCarrel- 430,000

Mike Sexton- 363,000

The WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star final table is scheduled to kick off at 4pm California time.  For more information, or to read updates from San Jose, visit the World Poker Tour website (worldpokertour.com).
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