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A Poker Life: Mohsin Charania

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Aug 01, 2012

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Perhaps nobody knows the struggle of poker’s modern day ups and downs better than Mohsin Charania, who has run the through gauntlet of variance during his five-year career. The 2012 EPT Grand Final champion is now riding high on poker, having increased his lifetime earnings to nearly $5 million. But the road hasn’t been easy, and there were times when he considered walking away from the game for good. This is his story. Overcoming A Rough Start Mohsin Charania was born February 27, 1985 in Guelph, Canada, just an hour drive from Toronto. He didn’t stay long, however, as his family relocated to Chicago by the time he was ready for his first birthday. The Charania family are Shia Muslims and early on, Mohsin used the church to avoid trouble in his low-income and sometimes dangerous neighborhood. He leaned on his mother, uncle and older brother and sister to guide ...


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