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WSOP 2010 Event 25 - Sammy Farha Wins Third Career Bracelet

16 June 2010, By: Pokerjunkie.com
Event #25 of the 2010 WSOP was the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo World Championship. An impressive field of 215 players came out to try and take down this split pot bracelet and $488,237.
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Event #25 of the 2010 WSOP was the $10,000 Omaha Hi-Lo World Championship.  An impressive field of 215 players came out to try and take down this split pot bracelet and $488,237.


WSOP 2010 Event 25 winner Sam Farha

145 of 215 players survived into day two with 2008 Champion David Benyamine 2nd in chips.  The bubble was reached during day 2 with 27 players making the money.  Dan Heimiller, Huck Seed, and Jeff Lisandro all were end of Day 2 casualties, just squeaking in the money.

The final 23 players came back for a marathon Day 3 session.  Those falling short of the final table were Chino Rheem in 19th, David Baker in 15th, and Mike Sexton was the final table bubble boy, finishing in 10th.  Both James Dempsey and Michael Chow made the final table of this event, both looking for their second WSOP bracelet of this series.  Sammy Farha was at this final as well and was looking for his third bracelet.  Dempsey started the final table as chip leader with a half million lead over the next closest player.  Here are how the final nine players started:

James Dempsey

1,535,000

Yueqi Zhu

997,000

Abe Mosseri

914,000

Tony Merksick

764,000

Sammy Farha

608,000

Michael Chow

570,000

Sergey Altbregin

550,000

Eugene Katchalov

320,000

Steve Wong

92,000

Chow would fall short of his 2nd bracelet win, finishing in 6th place.  Heads-up play wound up being a marathon contest between James Dempsey and Sammy Farha.  Both players shared the chip lead numerous times, and the battle ranged on all night and into the Vegas morning.  As 7 a.m. was approaching, Farha took two key pots that gave him an insurmountable lead.  The first was when he hit running two pair to regain the chip lead.  The other saw him take a pot of well over 2 Million chips after rivering aces-full.

Dempsey was left with just 200,000 in chips and put them all-in pre-flop with Jh-8d-6c-5c.  Farha held Jc-9h-7d-4h.  The board fell 10h-4s-3s, missing both.  Then, both the turn and river both fell 10's, giving both players trip tens.  Then it became a battle of kickers.  Sammy Farha's J-9 just barely outkicked the J-8 of James Dempsey, and we had our winner.

Sammy Farha has won his third career WSOP gold bracelet.  In addition the top prize of $488,237 was added to his World Series of Poker statistics.  Congratulations.

1

Sammy Farha

488,237

2

James Dempsey

301,790

3

Yueqi Zhu

225,326

4

Sergey Altbregin

169,368

5

Tony Merksick

128,097

6

Michael Chow

97,508

7

Eugene Katchalov

74,670

8

Abe Mosseri

57,552

9

Steve Wong

44,619

 

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