Mohsin Charania is a professional poker player who cut his teeth online under the handles "chicagocards1" and "sms9231." Prior to 2012, Charania only had one six-figure score in a live tournament, and only one win, which came in a small €2,000 turbo event at EPT Loutraki.
That all changed in April though, because Charania took down the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo® Casino EPT Grand Final, earning himself $1,782,343 and a nice big trophy. Prior to the Grand Prix de Paris, Charania has appeared at an official final table on the World Poker Tour - he finished sixth at the World Poker Finals in 2010 ($104,741)
Charania enters the day second in chips, looking for his second big win of the year, but he has the chip leader Matt Salsberg on his direct left.