Sheraz Nasir Becomes the First WPT Champion of Season XIV

Sheraz Nasir kept historical past from going on on Wednesday night. Nasir defeated Lu Zhang heads-up to earn the WPT partypoker Spring Canadian Championship to preserve her from turning out to be the first feminine winner in a WPT open function.

The grueling heads-up battle lasted over a few and a fifty percent several hours and over 100 hands with the chip lead swaying again and forth. In the last couple of fingers, Nasir was able to pull absent with the chip lead and end the task to win the initial WPT title of Season XIV, CAD $ 255,408, a seat into the WPT Championship, a WPT Champions trophy and a Playground Poker Club Champions Belt.

The first quit of the time observed 370 gamers make their way to Montreal and pony up the CAD $ three,five hundred purchase-in, generating just shy of a CAD $ 1 million prizepool.

Above 5 days of action, the 370 was trimmed down to the closing 6, who arrived back again to the Playground Poker Club to struggle it out for the title.

It didn&#8217t consider long for the action to heat up as WPT Champions Club member Dylan Wilkerson, the most completed player at the final table, was removed on the initial hand of the day when his pocket nines dropped a flip from Levi Stevens&#8217 ace-jack.

Zhang eradicated Trevor Delaney in fifth area, which gave Zhang most of the chips in enjoy and a large chip guide over the rest of the discipline. It was four-handed when Nasir won a match shifting pot through Zhang.

Nasir got all in on a king-high flop with king-jack and was in poor shape from Zhang&#8217s pocket aces. Nasir located a king on the river to double up, continue to be alive and just take absent the chip direct from Zhang. He carried that chip guide to heads-up play, where he defeated Zhang and ensured that the WPT would have to wait around at minimum one a lot more stop just before a feminine open celebration winner is crowned.

Below are a appear at the closing table outcomes:

1.  Sheraz Nasir  &#8211  CAD $ 255,408
2.  Lu Zhang  &#8211  CAD $ 166,402
3.  Levi Stevens  &#8211  CAD $ 106,820
four.  Gary Lucci  &#8211  CAD $ 79,a hundred thirty
5.  Trevor Delaney  &#8211  CAD $ fifty nine,340
6.  Dylan Wilkerson  &#8211  CAD $ forty seven,470

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