Charania Chews Up EPT Final Table In Monte Carlo
Professional online poker player Mohsin Charania has become the winner of this year’s EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo after he defeated French favourite Lucille Cailly heads-up to have the final word in Season 8’s curtain-closer.
The win bagged Charania the tidy sum of €1,350,000 and – perhaps more importantly – the first major title of his blossoming poker career at the expense of the heavily-supported Cailly, who was bidding to become the first female Grand Final winner.
Cailly’s run to the final in itself was nevertheless a new piece of tour history given that she became the first woman to even make the last eight of an EPT Grand Final, but sadly for the popular player she fell just short of the title after losing a pre-flop coinflip to Charania.
Indeed, the final hand was a set-up of dramatic proportions as the pair saw all of the chips fly into the middle pre-flop with Charania holding pocket queens to Cailly’s ace-king to create a classic race for the title, and luck favoured the ladies rather than the lady as the board bricked out.
For her runner-up spot Cailly took home €1,050,000 as a consolation prize as well as the knowledge that she’d done what no woman before her had done and outlasted all but one of the 665 players in an EPT Grand Final field – and that one was the most worthy winner we’ve seen in almost a decade.