Mohsin Charania Wins WPT® Five Diamond World Poker Classic; Andrew Lichtenberger WPT Alpha8™ Las Vegas

 Charania Storms Back again at Bellagio to Seize Next World Poker Tour® Title and $ one,477,890 Lichtenberger Tops Largest WPT Alpha8 Subject in History to Receive $ two,104,245

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Las Vegas, NV (December 20, 2014) &#8212 On Saturday, both Mohsin Charania and Andrew Lichtenberger have been victorious at the Bellagio, successful the televised WPT® Five Diamond Planet Poker Traditional and the televised WPT Alpha8™ Las Vegas, respectively.
 
Charania captured his 2nd Globe Poker Tour®title and $ one,477,890, Lichtenberger won the biggest WPT Alpha8 celebration in history and $ 2,104,245, and the two players walked away with a pair of Monster 24K Headphones and a luxurious Hublot King Electricity Unico watch.
 
Charania, 29, defeated BLUFF.com Types to Observe Garrett Greer in a wild heads-up struggle in the WPT 5 Diamond Globe Poker Classic. Greer began the match with a more than 4-to-a single chip advantage, and had Charania down to his very last six large blinds before the Chicago native doubled up five instances. The fifth and final double up was a coin flip for 94 percent of the chips in perform, and Charania’s pocket threes held up against Greer’s ace-king.
 
Four arms later on, Charania eliminated Greer, signing up for Daniel Negreanu and Antonio Esfandiari as the 3rd participant to capture their 2nd Globe Poker Tour title in the WPT 5 Diamond Globe Poker Vintage. Charania’s initial WPT title came in the Time XII WPT Grand Prix de Paris, in which he acquired $ 449,856. The 29-calendar year-previous professional poker players now has far more than $ 4.8 million in job dwell event earnings.
 
“Right now I’m just making an attempt to soak it all in,” Charania explained after the victory. “Being a two-time winner feels fairly damn very good.”
 
Greer attained $ 869,683 for his runner-up finish, pushing his live tournament earnings whole to a lot more than $ one.6 million.
 
The Period XIII WPT Five Diamond Entire world Poker Classic attracted 586 entries, making a overall prize pool of $ five,684,200. Two-time bracelet winner Brett Shaffer was the chip leader entering the ultimate table, but eventually fell short in 3rd area. German all-time cash leader Tobias Reinkemeier was the 1st participant to exit the formal last desk of six, and was adopted out the doorway by Ryan Fee and Ryan Julius.
 
Several notables arrived at the income, but fell quick of the ultimate desk in the, including WPT Champions Club customers Daniel Negreanu, Jared Jaffee, Keven Stammen, Will Failla, and Anthony Zinno.
 
WPT 5 Diamond Planet Poker Classic Ultimate Table
onest  Mohsin Charania &#8211 $ 1,477,890
twond  Garrett Greer &#8211 $ 869,683
threerd  Brett Shaffer &#8211 $ 562,736
fourth  Ryan Julius &#8211 $ 383,684
fiveth  Ryan Price &#8211 $ 272,842
sixth  Tobias Reinkemeier &#8211 $ 218,842
 
Across the hall at Bellagio, Lichtenberger, 27, bested good friend and fellow Las Vegas resident Tom Marchese heads up to generate the WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas title and his initial occupation seven-figure rating. Recognized by his on the internet manage “luckychewy,” Lichtenberger last but not least sealed the offer at Bellagio following ending fifth in the Period XI WPT Five Diamond Globe Poker Classic, fourth in the Time X WPT 5 Diamond World Poker Basic, eighth in the Period IX WPT Five Diamond World Poker Basic, and 13th in the Year VII WPT Planet Championship. Lichtenberger now has more than $ six.one million in job dwell match earnings.
 
Marchese acquired $ 1,240,965 for his efforts. This is his third seven-figure score of 2014, and he now has almost $ eight.8 million in occupation live match earnings.
 
The greatest celebration in the tour’s heritage, WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas attracted a whole of 55 entries, producing a whole prize pool of $ 5,395,500. Phil Laak and bubble boy Brandon Steven both attained the official last table of eight but had been unable to secure a minimal funds of $ 323,730. Day 2 chip leader Brian Rast, WPT Champions Club member Noah Schwartz, Jason Les, and Bryn Kenney all attained the cash, but unsuccessful to secure one of the prime two spots.
 
WPT Alpha8 Las Vegas Final Desk
onest  Andrew Lichtenberger &#8211 $ 2,104,245
2nd Tom Marchese &#8211 $ 1,240,965
3rd  Brian Rast &#8211 $ 755,370
4th  Noah Schwartz &#8211 $ 539,550
5th  Jason Les &#8211 $ 431,630
6th  Bryn Kenney &#8211 $ 323,730
 
The Planet Poker Tour returns to motion on January seventeen with WPT Alpha8 Florida at the Seminole Difficult Rock Lodge &amp On line casino in Hollywood, FL. On January 25, the Primary Tour continues at Borgata Resort Casino &amp Spa with the WPT Borgata Winter season Poker Open up presented by partypoker. 
 
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