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Ema Zajmovic becomes the first ever WPT champion

The Canadian player becomes the first-ever women to win a World Poker Tour event.

Ema Zajmovic becomes the first ever WPT champion
Gerardo Arroyo
Posted 2017-02-16 07:43 GMT+3 By Gerardo Arroyo

History. That is what Ema Zajmovic did after winning the partypoker WPT Montreal becoming the first women to do so. Technically she is the second after Ban Nguyen victory at the WPT Celebrity Invitational but that was a private event.

The tournament played at the Playground Poker Casino in Montreal registered 380 entries. Zajmovic defeated all of them for a CAD$261,000 prize and champions belt. She also gets a seat into the WPT Tournament of Champions to be played at the Seminole Hard Rock Hotel & Casino in Hollywood, Florida.

Zajmovic, who won his seat online, was the chip leader with only six players left and never lost the lead. Big names such as Pascal Lefrancois , Anthony Zinno , Marc-Andre Ladoceur , Christian Harder and Marc-Etienne McLaughin  were also there.

partypoker WPT Montreal
Buy-in:
CAD$3.500
Entries:
380

Final Table:

1ª Ema Zajmovic – $200,769
2° Jean-Francois – $130,208
3° Eric Afriat – $83,608
4° Tam Ho – $55,131
5° Mekhail Mekhail – $42,462
6° Jean-Pascal Savard – $35,146

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