NEWSBRIEF
BY MARKANDERSON
The 411 On The 41st (WSOP): Farha Finishes First In Event #25
June 15, 2021
Sammy Farha, the man who more than most helped create the poker boom by famously finishing second to Chris Moneymaker in the 2003 World Series of Poker Main Event, claimed his own WSOP bracelet this morning in Event #25 of the 2010 WSOP- the $10,000 buy-in Omaha High/Low Split World Championship.  This win, actually Farha’s third WSOP bracelet having 2 previous WSOP wins also in Omaha events, allowed Sammy to pocket a not unsubstantial top prize worth $488,241.

Along with Sammy, Event #25 attracted 212 players in total, a little over 30 players more than last year’s equivalent- which was taken down by Daniel Alaei for $445,898. As was the case last year, the 2010 event brought in numerous top pros, that this year helped create one of the most difficult and longest final days of the Series yet; a day that didn’t end until after 7am the next morning.  Just some of the top players to make day 3 included Huck Seed (25th- $17,138), Chino Rheem (19th- $17,138), Jean-Robert Bellande (17th- $21,582), Eric “Basebaldy” Baldwin (11th- $34,814), Mike Sexton (10th- $34,814), Eugene Katchalov (7th- $74,670) and James Dempsey, who not only has already won one WSOP bracelet during this year’s Series but came one space away from winning a second, if only not for Farha.

With the runner-up finish worth $301,789, Dempsey has officially propelled himself towards the top of the 2010 WSOP Player of the Year race.

The final table finish positions for Event #25, the $10,000 buy-in Omaha High/Low Split Championship, were as follows:

1st.  Sammy Farha- $488,241

2nd.  James Dempsey- $301,789

3rd.  Yueqi Zhu- $225,325

4th.  Sergey Altbregin- $169,368

5th.  Tony Merksick- $128,097

6th.  Michael Chow- $97,507

7th.  Eugene Katchalov- $74,670

8th.  Abe Mosseri- $57,552

9th.  Steve Wong- $44,618

For more information on Event #25 of the 2010 WSOP, or to read the PokerNews highlights as they came in visit www.wsop.com.
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