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World Poker Tour is completed with its last stop that happened in Montreal at a club called Playground Poker Club. There were a total of 792 entries and the buy for WPT Montreal was CAD$5,300. The entrants made a lucrative prize pool above the already guaranteed C$5 million. Apart from Patrick Serda who won this event, some of the other important names that made it to the final table are Sorel Mizzi, Upeshka De Silva, and Ema Zajovic. By the way, Ema is the first woman in the history of WPT events to win an open WTP.

However, she did not manage to repeat her success once again as she stumbled upon the amazing Patrick Serta who managed to stop her and claim the title together with a lucrative prize of $668,388. Furthermore, he won an entry to the last event of the season called WPT Tournaments of Champions which requires an entry fee of $15,000 that were also a part of Serda’s prize. This all brought a smile to Serda’s face. However, his true happiness lays in the fact that he had become a father just a couple of days before he won this tournament. Serda even commented on his win and stated that it felt great and much better than his previous victories. He added that he was not really sure why he felt the way he felt but that he had worked very hard. He added that he was not playing his best at the beginning of the tournament but managed to overcome his tough spots on days 3 and 4.
Looking at His Career

Serda had several shiny moments throughout his career, and this is his second largest sum. The biggest one he has ever won was when he finished as a runner-up in EPT13 Prague High Roller and it was for $750,216. He did not manage to win the tournament back then as he lost to William Kassouf in the heads-up battle. That final battle is marked as one of the most interesting poker deals in the history of poker as Serda had a bigger stack but Kassouf wanted that trophy more than anything in the world. Some of the other scores by Serda that are marked as important include the third place at 2018 Aussie Millions Event #22: A$5,000 Six Max where he won $39,610, 2013 Manitoba Lotteries Poker Open where he won $30,267 as a runner-up, and EPT10 Monte Carlo Grand Final. Furthermore, some of the other notable names that managed to seize cash prize in this tournament but did not make it to the final table are Jonathan Little, Simon Deadman, Mike Leah, Rich Alsup, Marvin Rettenmaier, and Mukul Pahuja. Finally, the lowest on the final table was Jiachen Gong on the sixth place ($134,116), followed by Upeshka De Silva ($175,956), Kazuvsegan Ehamparam ($233,424), Sorel Mizzi ($313, 320), and Ema Zajmovic ($424, 893).