MOHSIN CHARANIA WINS EPT GRAND FINAL
Mohsin Charania won the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final Main Event last night, collecting €1,350,000 for the title.
Charania, 27, from Chicago, defeated fellow qualifier Lucille Cailly heads-up. Cailly, 29, from Paris, is the first woman ever to make the final of the EPT Grand Final and took €1,050,000 as runner-up.
As well as his cash prize, Charania received a stunning bracelet worth €25,000 from Shamballa Jewels, the Official Bracelet Sponsor of EPT8 Main Events, and secured a seat in the EPT Tournament of Champions on Tuesday, in which 40 former EPT champions are set to play.
Charania took up poker while studying finance at the University of Illinois. Since then he has won more than $3.5 million playing online and a little more than $500,000 in live events.
“I feel great,” said the delighted Charania. “This is my first trophy – I don’t think they give you these when you win a tournament online. I’ve spent two months playing poker in Europe and this is only the second time I’ve made the antes.”
A total of 665 players from 54 countries competed in this season’s EPT Grand Final, creating a total prize pool of €6,650,000.
For a full run down of the results go to the European Poker Tour website.