Charania Wins WPT Five Diamond

Charania Wins WPT Five Diamond

Monday, 22 December 2014

Mohsin Charania has ended 2014 in style by becoming the latest double-winner on the World Poker Tour.

Last year's WPT Paris winner outlasted a 586-runner field at the Bellagio over the weekend to walk away with the WPT Five Diamond Poker Classic title.

The 29-year-old worked his way through a final table that included Tobias Reinkemeier, Ryan Fee, Ryan Julius and start of day chip leader Brett Shaffer but was very much the underdog at the start of heads-up play.

Garrett Greer had a nine-to-one lead when play went two-handed but with the poker gods smiling in his direction, Charania doubled up on no fewer than five occasions! The fifth and final double-up was a classic flip. Charania's pocket threes held on against Greer's AK to give him an unassailable advantage. Just three hands later the Illinois native was celebrating a second Tour title and a massive $1,477,890 payday.

Charania joins Daniel Negreanu and Antonio Esfandiari in winning his second WPT crown at the the Five Diamond.

“Right now I’m just trying to soak it all in,” Charania said after the victory. “Being a two-time champion feels pretty damn good.”

WPT Five Diamond World Poker Classic Final Table 

1st  Mohsin Charania - $1,477,890
2nd  Garrett Greer - $869,683
3rd  Brett Shaffer - $562,736
4th  Ryan Julius - $383,684
5th  Ryan Fee - $272,842
6th  Tobias Reinkemeier - $218,842

Tags: WPT, World Poker Tour, WPT Five Diamond Poker Classic, Mohsin Charania