Sheraz Nasir hailing from Edmonton, Alberta, won the 2015 WPT Canadian Spring Championship and he won the top prize of $237,390.
The 2015 PartyPoker World Poker Tour Canadian Spring Championship was conducted at the Playground Poker Club located near Montreal Quebec and Nasir won it Wednesday.
Sheraz, an accountant by profession won $237,390 Canadian, and the Lu “Chanel” Zhang won the second place and the prize money of $166,402 while Levi Stevens with $106,820 took the third place. On the first event’s final day Nasir was only trailing Trevor Delaney, the chip leader at the WPT Season XIV but he had a lot of motivation to win the game. Nasir has already overtaken the 10-place finish he achieved last year at the WPT Montreal, the past November at Playground, but today he did everything to leave a mark on the WPT as well as on the Montreal city.
Dylan Wilkerson lost to Levi Stevens in the first hand of six-handed play, the 2014 WPT runner-up and 2014 WPT Johannesburg champ lost to the opponent’s A-Clubs and J-Spades. Lu “Chanel” Zhang gathered steam and had a dead heat battle with Delaney before she busted him with her aces. She also looked set for 4-1 chip lead over the rest of the table and went all out with a king-high flop over Sheraz who was holding pocket aces. Nasir made the call with top pair of kings which he doubled by spiking another king and the game’s dynamics dramatically changed.
Zhang who goes by the name of Chanel fought back several times to come back and she was almost even in to the heads-up display with Nasir, when she beat Gary Lucci to the fourth, after he had toppled Levi Stevens to the third spot with a classic winning race. In the end Nasir ensured that no female poker player takes the open crown on the WPT main tour.