22-year-old Canadian student wins WPT World Poker Finals

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The Season 5 World Poker Tour World Poker Finals at the Foxwoods Resort and Casino wrapped up Thursday with Nenad Medic claiming the $1.7 million top prize. The Serbian-born Canadian student out played a field of 609 competitors and several pros to earn his first major tournament win.

After several days of play, the field was whittled down to six for the final table. Not many eyes were on Medic, who hadn't yet made a big splash in the poker world. The 22-year-old is fairly new to professional poker and had previously only made final table appearances at last year's WPT PokerStars.com Caribbean Adventure and the 2006 Aussie Millions.

Instead, most eyes were on the two women who made the final table, Mimi Tran and Kathy Liebert, who could have made history by being the first woman to win a WPT main event. It wasn't to be though as E.G. Harvin, the chip leader coming into the final table, picked off the players one-by-one.

Tran was the last female player to go as she was finally taken out in the third spot, which left Harvin and Nenad Medic to battle it out in heads-up play.

Though Medic has only about two years of tournament experience, it made a difference as he beat Harvin, who was playing in his first major tournament.

The final table results were as follows:

1stNenad Medic$1,717,194
2nd E.G. Harvin $904,389
3rd Mimi Tran $472,228
4th Michael Omelchuk $343,439
5th Kathy Liebert $257,579
6th Michael Perry $200,340

For more detailed information about the World Poker Finals results and other WPT events, visit the PokerListings.com Live Tournament Section.

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