Bay 101 Shooting Star Final Table Will Feature Mike Matusow and Mike Sexton

Published on March 18th, 2011 3:31 am EST

Mike Matusow at the table"It's my time, boys and girls! It's my time!"

After eliminating Ty Reiman on the final table bubble of the Bay 101 Shooting Star, Mike "The Mouth" Matusow threw his hands into the air and made his triumphant proclamation.

Day 3 of the Bay 101 Shooting Star just came to a close, with Matusow eliminating Reiman via a Queens vs Tens all-in pre-flop confrontation to end the day.

Six of the original 415 participants are still alive heading into tomorrow's final table. They are:

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

All six players are guaranteed a minimum of $148,000 for making it through to the final table. The eventual winner of the event will walk away with $1,039,000, while the runner-up will take home $595,300.


Can Mike Matusow finally win his first WPT title tomorrow?

According to, tomorrow's Bay Shooting Star 101 final table will be the fifth WPT final table of Matusow's career. His closest look at a WPT title came in the Bellagio Cup III main event, which he ended in finishing in second place in for $671,320.

Matusow has over $7.5 million in total lifetime tournament cashes and three World Series of Poker bracelets, but he has been unable to secure a WPT title as of yet.

"The Mouth" is certainly confident about his chances on Friday, as he had this to say on Twitter shortly after the final table of the Bay 101 Shooting Star was set:

"7th WPT TV table 2,2 m in chips its my turn for the gold its my time"


A few other interesting storylines heading into Friday's final table:

-Vivek Rajkumar has joined an elite group of players (including the likes of Phil Ivey, John Juanda and Michael Mizrachi) who have been able to make it to the final table of back-to-back WPT events. Rajkumar final tabled the 2011 LA Poker Classic a few weeks ago (he ended up finishing in second place for $908,730)

-the voice of the World Poker Tour, Mike Sexton, has also made tomorrow's final table. This will be Sexton's first WPT final table.


The final table of the Bay 101 Shooting Star gets underway at 4 pm local time on Friday afternoon.



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