Gimbel Edges Charania for WPT Rolling Thunder Title, $275,112

Gimbel
The champ (Photo: Joe Giron, WPT)

It's a fraction of the $2.2m he won for his 2010 PCA Main Event title.

But Harrison Gimbel will gladly claim the $275,112 he won last night at WPT Thunder Valley after an intense battle with tough pro and two-time WPT champ Mohsin Charania.

Facing off for over 115 hands - longer than the rest of the final table hands combined - Gimbel finally outlasted Charania with rivered trips to lay claim to his first WPT title and a $15,000 seat in the upcoming WPT Tournament of Champions.

With less than a big blind separating the two when heads-up began, it was a fitting end between two of the toughest young players on the professional circuit.

With the win Gimbel bumps his live earnings up over $3.7m.

No Third Title for Mohsin

Just three players (Gus Hansen, Carlos Mortensen, Anthony Zinno) have won three WPT titles and Charania would have been the fourth had he pulled off the win.

Mohsin Charania
On to GPL?

After the incredibly even battle with Gimbel didn't fall his way he had to settle for $192,132, pushing his live earnings to just under $5m.

A notable name missing from the Global Poker League draft, it would be another surprise if Charania isn't named one of the remaining wildcard players.

The chip leader coming into the final table, Russell Garrett, fell in the third. Complete final-table results and payouts:

1: Harrison Gimbel – $275,112
2: Mohsin Charania – $192,132
3: Russell Garrett – $123,682
4: Markus Gonsalves – $91,616
5: Hafiz Khan – $68,712
6: Derek Wolters – $54,970

Check the full hand-for-hand report over in the WPT Live Updates and watch a replay of the final table stream on Twitch.tv/worldpokertour.

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