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Charania, Gimbel, Garrett Charge into WPT Rolling Thunder FT
GPL draftee or not, no one questions Mohsin Charania's poker talent.
A surprising omission from the inaugural Global Poker League draft Charania clearly hasn't let it affect his play as he's advanced decisively to the final six at WPT Rolling Thunder.
Already a two-time WPT champion and EPT Grand Final winner Charania will be gunning for his third WPT crown today to go along with titles at the WPT Grand Prix de Paris and WPT Five Diamond.
With a stack of 2,716,000 he'll have plenty of big blinds (136) to work with and a very good chance of joining Gus Hansen, Carlos Mortensen and Anthony Zinno in the elite 3-time Champions Club.
Garrett, Gimbel Stand in Way
in between Charania and that third title, of course, are five equally hungry players each with his own glory in mind.
Leading the chip counts heading in to the final six is Russell Garrett, from Redding, California, who's eyeing his first major live score. Garrett bagged up 3,686,000 to begin the final day.
Behind him is poker pro Harrison Gimbel, who won the 2010 PCA main event for $2.2m at just 19 years old and who made the final table last year at WPT Rolling Thunder.
He'll start with 3,315,000 chips and a similarly strong shot at his first WPT title. Rounding out the final six are a trio of tough pros in Hafiz Khan, Derek Wolters and Markus Gonsalves.
Official seat positions and chip counts for the final table, which begins at 12:30 pm local time and will be live updated hand-for-hand right here.
Seat 1. Mohsin Charania – 2,716,000 (136 bb)
Seat 2. Russell Garrett – 3,686,000 (184 bb)
Seat 3. Hafiz Khan – 754,000 (38 bb)
Seat 4. Harrison Gimbel – 3,315,000 (166 bb)
Seat 5. Derek Wolters – 544,000 (27 bb)
Seat 6. Markus Gonsalves – 1,258,000 (63 bb)
Follow the livstream on a 30-minute delay with commentary from Randy Lew, Scott Ball and Tyler Patterson here.