Harrison Gimbel Triumphs At WPT Rolling Thunder Main Event

A total of 409 players entered the Rolling Thunder Main Event in Lincoln to create a prize pool worth $1,308,800. Five days of action later, and it was Harrison Gimbel who eventually triumphed over the field, as well as Mohsin Charania heads-up, to claim the title, as well as $275,112 in prize money.
The Florida pro initially rose to prominence after taking down the 2010 PCA Main Event for $2.2 million, aged just nineteen, in the process becoming the youngest player ever to win a PCA event. Since then Gimbel has racked up some other impressive results, and following his latest victory in California now boosts his career earnings to $3,737,806.
The $3,500 Main Event attracted a number of notable pros to the Thunder Valley Casino Resort, and amongst those seeing a return on their investment was Andy Frankenberger in 44th ($7,329), Alan Engel in 39th ($7,329), Paul Volpe in 33rd ($8,507), Olivier Busquet in 27th ($9,685), Taylor Paur in 13th ($16,360), and JC Tran in 12th ($20,025).
After the final table of six got underway, Gimbel eventually progressed all the way through to heads-up play, where he faced 2-times WPT main event champ Mohsin Charania for the title. At this stage both players were fairly even in chips, and it would take a further three hours before the deciding hand was played with Gimbel (5-4) and Charania (K-Q) moving all-in preflop. The dealer subsequently laid out a J-3-2-5-5 board to secure a runner-up finish for Charania worth $192,132, while Harrison Gimbel was crowned the champion.
Following the two pros heads-up encounter, Mohsin Charania, who now boasts $4,932,101 in live tournament winnings,  tweeted: “If I was gonna lose heads up at least it was against one of my favorite Jews @Harrison_Gimbel #WPTRollingThunder #wpt”
Final Table Results:
1: Harrison Gimbel $275,112
2: Mohsin Charania $192,132
3: Russell Garrett $123,682
4: Markus Gonsalves $91,616
5: Hafiz Khan $68,712
6: Derek Wolters $54,970

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