Mohsin Charania won the 2012 EPT Grand Final, banking €1,350,000 and defeating Lucille Cailly (€1,050,000) heads-up for the title. Had Cailly won, she would have become the first woman to beat a man in anything since Obrestad’s 2007 WSOPE victory, according to Wicked Chops.
Charania ground his way to the top after beating out a 665-player field including the likes of poker celebrities including Phil Ivey, Patrik Antonius and Daniel Negreanu.
Charania, who started the final table short stacked, managed to stay confident through beastly blinds – 50,000/100,000 with a 10,000 ante.
Charania began to climb his way to the top when he held against Sergio Castelluccio’s . The board stayed low enough for Charania to gain three large bets and he was able to overtake Castelluccio at the top of the counts.
Heads-up play between Charania and Lucille Cailly lasted only five hands and ended in a €200,000 flip. Charania found at the same time that Cailly found and after the cards were played, Charania was crowned the EPT Grand Final champion.