Mohsin Charania Triumphs At WPT Grand Prix De Paris

Mohsin Charania Triumphs At WPT Grand Prix De ParisUS pro Mohsin Charania has won the 2013 World Poker Tour Grand Prix de Paris, after overcoming a field of 187 players over five days on his way to capturing the prestigious WPT title, as well as collecting the €328,750 ($449,856) first-place prize money.
The €7,500 Main Event attracted an impressive slew of pros to the Aviation Club de France to create a prize pool worth €1,332,375. Amongst the noticeable names then reaching one of the 21 paid money spots was 2013 WSOP bracelet winner Darko Stojanovic in 19th (€14,665), Kara Scott in 14th (€19,685), Jason Koon in 13th (€19,685), Matt Salsberg in 12th (€23,930), and Marvin Rettenmaier in 10th (€23,930).
By the time the final table of six had been set, Vasili Firsau held a commanding lead on a 2.893m stack, followed a way behind by Christina Lindley (880k) and Elliot Smith (782k), with Mohsin Charania (644k), Peter Astopolou (269k) and Kimmo Kurko (116k) bringing up the rear.
Vasili Firsau (J-J) then proceeded to eliminate Kimmo Kurko (A-Q) in 6th ($90,845), before being dealt A-A and doing likewise to Christina Lindley in 5th ($113,614). Continuing his  demolition of  the final table, Vasili Firsau (J-J) then dispatched Elliot Smith (A-6) to the rail in 4th ($151,359), and after Firsau (A-K) eliminated Peter Apostolou (Q-Q) in 3rd ($204,432), the heads-up phase of the competition got underway between Vasili Firsau and Mohsin Charania.
Nevertheless, despite Firsau’s impressive 7-to-1 chip advantage Charania went on a tear and eventually managed to take the chip lead when the defining hand was played with both Charania (10-10) and Firsau (A-Q) all-in pre-flop. The cards subsequently produced a 7-7-3-8-2 board to consign the Belorussian to a runner-up finish worth $317,867, while Mohsin Charania was crowned the 2013 WPT Grand Prix de Paris champion.
Final Table Results:
1 Mohsin Charania   $469,477
2 Vasili Firsau        $317,867
3 Peter Apostolou   $204,432
4 Elliot Smith        $151,359
5 Christina Lindley $113,614
6 Kimmo Kurko        $90,845

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