Mohsin Charania Finishes First at the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic

original_RS34233_Mohsin_Charania_2The World Poker Tour Five Diamond World Poker Classic, held at the Bellagio in Las Vegas between December 15-20, has its champion. His name is Mohsin Charania and he captured the amount of $1,477,890. The poker pro has one previous WPT title.

The tournament attracted 586 players and a prize pool of $5,682,200 was created. By comparison, a total of 449 players took part in the last year’s event.

It is interesting to note that several famous poker pros participated in the tournament. For instance, poker star Daniel Negreanu finished twenty-fifth and took $36,947. Keven Stammen, Fabian Quoss, Jared Jaffee also took part in the event.

Only six players sat at the final table. And the first elimination occurred on Hand #36 when Tobias Reinkemeier was defeated by Garrett Greer. The German took the amount of $218,842 for his sixth place.

Then, on Hand #43, Greer eliminated yet another player. Ryan Fee’s cards could not hold up against his opponent’s and he had to settle for fifth place and $272,842.

Six hands later, Ryan Julius was sent to fourth place by Brett Shaffer. Then, it took quite some time before another player left the table. Eventually, on Hand #114, it was Shaffer himself who was shoved. He faced Greer, who had [Kh][Qh] in his hands. With the board showing [Ad][Jh][3h][Ah][3s] and Shaffer holding [9d][9h], it became clear that he had to leave. He took $562,736 for his third place.

The heads-up play between Charania and Greer started with the latter holding the majority of chips. Back in 2013, when Charania won the WPT Grand Prix de Paris, he had to overcome a significant chip disadvantage. Similarly, he managed to catch up quickly at the Bellagio event.

Hand #184 turned out to be the last one. Greer moved all in with [2s][2h] in his hand and Charania, who had [9h][6d], called. The board showed [Qc][10s][8d][4h][Jh] and the name of the champion was announced.

Although, Greer seemed to be the one to emerge victorious at the beginning of the heads-up play, he had to settle for the second place. He took the amount of $869,683 for his runner-up finish.

Charania, on the other hand, was awarded $1,477,890 of the entire prize pool and a seat into the championship at the end of this season. As previously mentioned, this is his second title from a WPT event. Back in 2013, he notched $449,856 for his first place at the WPT Grand Prix de Paris tournament.

The next World Series of Poker event is the so-called Borgata Winter Poker Open and it will be held between January 25-30 at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

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