Mohsin Charania Triumphs At 2014 WPT Five Diamond Classic

Mohsin Charania Triumphs At 2014 WPT Five Diamond Classic After six days of action at the 2014 World Poker Tour Five Diamond World Poker Classic, Mohsin Charania emerged atop of the 568 player field to collect a second career WPT title, as well as the massive $1,177,890 first place prize. Following his impressive victory in Las Vegas, Charania  now boosts his live tournament earnings to an impressive $4,509,354.
The $10,400 WPT Main Event was held at the Bellagio casino, and attracted a good-sized field to create a prize pool worth $5,684,200. Amongst the notable pros managing to see a return on their buy-ins was Daniel Negreanu in 25th ($36,947), Fabian Quoss in 21st ($36,947), Aaron Massey in 18th ($42,632),  Will Failla in 9th ($85,263), Keven Stammen in 8th ($119,368), and Jared Jaffee in 7th ($167,684).
At the final table of six, Garrett Greer (J-J) then eliminated Tobias Reinkemeier (A-10) in 6th for $218,842, before being dealt J-J and hitting quads on a J-10-2-3-J board to do likewise to Ryan Fee (A-A) in 5th for $272,842. Continuing his steamroll, Greer (K-Q) dispatched Brett Shaffer (9-9) to the rail in 3rd ($562,736) to go heads-up against Mohsin Charania for the title.
As the final battle commenced,  Greer held a nearly 5-to-1 chip lead over Charania, which he then managed to extend to a 10-to-1 lead until Charania on just 6bb managed to double up four times in a row, before a crucial hand was played when his pocket threes won yet another all-in against his opponent’s A-K. Now reduced to just 3bb, Greer was eliminated soon after, while Mohsin Charania was crowned the WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic champion. Commenting later on his final heads-up battle, Charania recalled a similar situation which occurred when he won the 2013 WPT Grand Prix De Paris, explaining:
“[It was the] same thing that went through my head last year. I’m going to have to win one all in, double up, get to 15, 20, 30 big blinds and then grind it out. Garrett was a much tougher opponent, so I needed to pick good spots. What ended up happening is that he played better than me, and got it good multiple times. Sometimes you have to get really lucky to win a poker tournament… well, all times, really.. Every time before when I was short stacked and came back, I got a little unlucky to get short stacked again. This time I was short stacked and got super lucky to get all the chips – I guess it came full circle.”
Final Table Payouts:
1 Mohsin Charania – $1,477,890
2 Garrett Greer – $869,683
3 Brett Shaffer – $562,736
4 Ryan Julius – $383,684
5 Ryan Fee – $272,842
6 Tobias Reinkemeier – $218,842

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