The World Poker Tour Grand Prix de Paris has now come to an end after five intriguing days that saw an original field of 187 players gradually reduced until the final 6 came back to do battle on Day 5. The man that held a massive chip lead going into the day was Vasili Firsau as he held more than half of chips in play, but in the end he could not close out the event as the title went to the most experienced player on that table.
I am so grateful thank you to everyone for everything #currentwptchamp
— Mohsin Charania (@chicagocards1) October 31, 2013
Mohsin Charania was that man after he came into the final day fourth in chips, but had the experience and mentality to turn that stack into a winning one. The manner in which he achieved this was also extremely impressive as he went into heads up against Firsau with a deficit of 7-1.
He claimed $469,477 for his efforts and is now the latest WPT winner of 2013, an accolade he is obviously extremely proud of. He showed that no matter how tough the task is on a final table, it is never impossible in poker.
Before that heads up battle it was Firsau that knocked every other player off the table and Charania just made sure that he stuck in there and was the man that would be in the right place to challenge at the end.
Among those eliminations were Christina Lindley, Elliot Smith and Kimmo Kurko, all not quite having enough to mount a serious challenge on the day.
How It Finished
1st) Mohsin Charania – $469,477
2nd) Vasili Firsau – $317,867
3rd) Peter Apostolou – $204,432
4th) Elliot Smith – $151,359
5th) Christina Lindley – $113,614
6th) Kimmo Kurko – $90,845
7th) Bernard Guigon – $75,524
8th) Ali Mekhtoub – $60,562
9th) Victor Choupeaux – $45,242
10th) Marvin Rettenmaier – $33,015
With the action in France now done and dusted, the worlds poker attention will be switching across to both the UKIPT Isle Of Man which starts up today and the ACOP Macau which is running as we speak. Check in with us to get regular updates on both events as we will be following each of them religiously.