Mohsin Charania staying comfortable and contented waited for the right opportunity and made his moves to win the final table at the European Poker Tour (EPT) Grand Final. TheIllinoisresident didn’t find the table difficult and defeated Lucille Cailly heads-up to engrave his name on the title, €1.35 million, as well as a free seat at Tuesday’s Tournament of Champions.
Although, lagging behind chip leader Bernard Guigon’s giant stack of 4.9 million, Charanis with his 2.215 million chips began the day confidently. In the middle of the game, he came into notice when he took a big chip lead that made his survival sure for long.
At one point of time, when Sergio Castelluccio, who was leading in chip count, raised to 240,000 pre-flop with pocket 7’s, Charania moved three-bet it with pocket Kings. Castelluccio’s call resulted a flop of 4-3-3. There Charania made 420,000 chips and followed up with a bet, Castelluccio once again made the call. Charania was once again fortunate and made 720,000 chips when the 9 was dealt on the turn. Irritated with the every move going against him, Castelluccio finally made yet another call and when the 6 was dealt on the river, the game concluded with his discontinuation.
Further, on Charania’s way to victory the next opponent was Lucille Cailly. Although he was holding a chip lead in the rest of the tournament, he was confident enough to go into heads-up against Cailly. While their discussion for a deal before the one-on-one match ended up with an agreement that Charania would receive €1.150 million of the combined first and second places, and Cailly would receive €1.050 million. And for the remaining €200,000 and title of EPT Grand Final Champion, they agreed to play it out. That heads-up just lasted five hands where both the players ended up with all-in pre-flop. They already held low cards and the board could not provide them any lower cards than that. As a result, distressed Cailly and the Board finding no option handed over the EPT Grand Final championship to Mohsin Charania.
Mohsin Charania is over the moon with his first major live tournament title and the second win in his career. Last year, he won the €2,000 No Limit Hold’em Turbo Bounty event at EPT Loutraki, earning €24,850. With the EPT Grand Final win, he has accumulated four times his lifetime earnings on the live tournament circuit, now that sums up to $2,285,344 for his career.
European Poker Tour Grand Final – Final Table Results
- Mohsin Charania – €1,350,000
- Lucille Cailly – €1,050,000
- Bernard Guigon – €545,000
- Sergio Castelluccio – €400,000
- Rodrigo Caprioli – €315,000
- Michael Dietrich – €245,000
- Clayton Mozdzen – €185,000
- Daniel Gomez – €130,000