While the WSOP-E concluded this week, there was still great poker action going down around the world. Patrick Serda won the WPT Montreal for over $600,000. Borge Dypvik takes the chiplead into Day 3 of the Malta Poker Festival. And Patrik Leonard posits a fun theoretical. It’s all here in the weekend edition of the Hit and Run.
Patrick Serda Wins WPT Montreal!
After an amazing final hand that saw him call with just a pair of sevens, Patrick Serda was the only one left standing to win the 2018 WPT Montreal and $668,388! Serda defeated a stacked final table that included Sorel Mizzi and WPT champ Ema Zajmovic, who was looking for her second title.
Serda overcame a field of 792 runners proving the poker is alive and well north of the border. Also at the final table was two-time bracelet winner Upeshika De Silva, but all came up short of Serda who came into the final day with the chiplead.
Here are the official final table payouts courtesy of the WPT and also shown in Canadian Dollars:
Congrats to all the big winners!
Borge Dypvik Leads After Day 2 of 2018 Malta Poker Festival
The 2018 Malta Poker Festival is a young tournament series, but big names still came out for the 550 Euro Main Event. In total 1366 entries ponied up the cash to create a prize pool of €662,510. That makes first place a cool €150,000. Not bad for a €500 buy-in.
After the dust settled only 24 players bagged and tagged for Day 3 with Borge Dypvik leading them with 2,645,000 in chips.
Tune into the PokerNews live coverage tomorrow at noon local time to see who makes the final table.
-A fun article this week comes from one of our own in poker media – Mo Nuwwarah, who recently shipped his first WSOP-C ring! Welcome to the club, buddy. His article gives some great tips and general guidelines for how you too can find success in Circuit events.
-As usual, we check in this weekend with our friends over at CardPlayerLifeStyle.com. This week Robbie has a great article about some of the best comeback kids to ever grace the game. Entitled “7 Big Name Poker Players Who’ve Made Big Time Comebacks,” the article looks at the return to form of legends like Phil Ivey, Stu Ungar, Gus Hansen, and more. Check it out.
-The WSOP Main Event was a big hit in Razvadov these last two weeks and PokerNews host Sarah Herring was there every day bringing us fun video updates and interviews. Check out this fun one she did with 2005 WSOP Main Event 5th place finisher Andy Black:
-Finally, this tweet from Patrick Leonard seemed to elicit some strong responses. How would you vote? Be honest now.
You're playing heads up in a tournament, your opponent disconnects, what do you do and comment why if you feel strongly either way.
— Patrick Leonard (@plenopads) November 3, 2018
Keith Woernle is a writer, comedian, and semi-pro poker player based out of New Jersey. He was a producer for season 10 of the World Poker Tour. Keith won a WSOP circuit ring in 2011. He likes poker a lot. Follow or contact him on Twitter @WoernlePoker