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Mohsin Charania Wins European Poker Tour Grand Final Main Event

American Pro Wins €1.35 Million In Monte Carlo


Mohsin Charania Mohsin Charania won the 2012 €10,000 buy-in PokerStars and Monte Carlo Casino European Poker Tour Grand Final main event, topping a massive 665-player field to earn a first-place prize of €1.35 million ($1,785,780).

This was Charania’s 13th career title, and by far his largest, bringing his lifetime earnings to nearly $4.8 million. In addition to the title and the prize money, Charania also earned 2,100 Card Player Player of the Year points, moving him into eighth place in the overall standings.

“I can’t describe it, it wont hit me for a few hours, but it feels unbelievable.” Charania said in a post-win interview.

Charania eliminated runner-up Lucille Cailly when his QSpade SuitQHeart Suit held up against the Frenchwoman’s ADiamond SuitKClub Suit, a massive flip for the €200,000 the players agreed to play for after each locking up €1.15 million for Charania and €1,050,000 for Cailly. The board ran out 9Club Suit3Heart Suit2Club Suit7Spade Suit2Heart Suit, securing the pot and the title for Charania. Cailly went to the rail with more than a million euro and the distinction of being the first-ever female player to make the EPT Grand Final main event final table.

Here is a look at the complete payout and POY point info from the final table:

Place Player Earnings POY Points
1st Mohsin Charania $1,785,780 2,100
2nd Lucille Cailly $1,388,940 1,750
3rd Bernard Guigon $720,926 1,400
4th Sergio Castelluccio $529,120 1,050
5th Rodrigo Caprioli $416,682 875
6th Michael Dietrich $324,086 700
7th Clayton Mozdzen $244,718 525
8th Daniel Gomez $171,964 350