Qualifier Mohsin Charania is the EPT Grand Final’s newest champion as he beat out seven others to land the huge prize in Monte Carlo. Charania was the last player standing at the end of a frantic final table and he took home a cool €1,350,000 for hanging in there longest. The crowd had been praying for poker’s new blonde bombshell Lucille Cailly to become the first female winner of the grand final. Hell, her rail even invested money in hair transplants to look like her. Well it was either that or they went to the nearest drag shop to buy wigs. The heads-up was predictably quick though and after a deal had been made beforehand Monaco’s top woman took €1,050,000 in second place.
Bust out the corked hats as the World Series of Poker (WSOP) is going Down Under. Organizers of the series today announced the WSOP Asia-Pacific (WSOP APAC) would first take place at Crown Melbourne from April 4-15, 2013. The agreement is for a number of years and will see five WSOP gold bracelets. WSOP executive director Ty Stewart added: “With WSOP Las Vegas growing annually and WSOP Europe poised for long-term success after five years, the time is right to turn our attention to the dynamic poker scene in Asia and Australia. Given Crown’s success with the ‘Aussie Millions Poker Championship’, we couldn’t ask for a better partner than Crown to establish the Asia-Pacific’s definitive poker festival.”
Moving into Australia will open up the lucrative Asian live poker up to the company and thus position them in the fastest growing gaming industry location on the face of the earth.
PokerStars.net’s Asia Pacific Poker Tour Cebu Main Event has come to a conclusion with the spoils going to Hoang Anh Do. This was another final table that had a short shelf life as Do made quick work of second placed Nicholas Wong and walked home with PHP 5,927,000.
Partouche Poker Tour has confirmed the dates for this year’s Grand Final. From 3-9 September the best in poker will descend on Cannes to play for the trophy that goes to the winner of season 5 at the Palm Beach Casino. This year includes a €25,000 High Roller and they’ve taken a leaf out of the WSOP’s book by abandoning the long wait for the final table. Phew.