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World Series Of Poker
 $5,000 Omaha Hi/Lo Result
6th July
June 25 – August 10 2006

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Event # 12 (2 day event)
Entries -- 265 (224)
Buy-in -- $5,000
Prize Pool -- $1,245,000
Sam Farha
(Houston, TX, USA)
wins $398,560 and
his 2nd WSOP bracelet
Pos. Player Origin Prize
1 Sam Farha TX $398,560
2 Phil Ivey NV $219,208
3 Kirill Gerasimov Moscow $112,095
4 Mike Henrich NE $87,185
5 Mike Wattel AZ $74,730
6 Brain Nadell NV $62,275
7 Jeffrey King CT $49,820
8 Jim Ferrel AZ $37,365
9 Ryan Hughes AZ $24,910
13 Arthur van der Meeren (Amsterdam) $12,445
14 Mike Caro $12,445
17 Chris "Jesus" Ferguson $9,964
23 Andrew Bloch $7,473
25 Andy Black (Dublin, Ireland) $7,473
Key Facts 
Sam Farha - Winner Event 12
28 places paid.
Canadian businessman takes top prize in Limit Hold'em championship, earns $258,344

There is no one in the poker world quite like Sammy Farha. Dashing and debonair, Farha is part James Bond, part Humphrey Bogart, part Hugh Hefner -- all wrapped up into a five-foot-nine dynamo of a man with an unrelenting passion for fast living and high-stakes gambling.

In what could very well have been one of the toughest fields in poker history, 265 players - the vast majority of them former WSOP gold bracelet winners, top-notch tournament players, and high-limit cash-game specialists - entered the $5,000 buy-in Omaha High-Low Split world championship. After 20 hours of play extended over two long days (three actually, since the final table went way past midnight), 256 players had been eliminated and the final table was set.

Farha's competition was formidable. The biggest menace was poker marvel Phil Ivey, shooting for gold bracelet number six. Mike Wattel and Brian Nadell also brought many years of top-flight tournament experience to the final table. There was also the top Russian poker pro Kirill Gerasimov. Rounding out the field were five other aspiring champions eager to notch their first World Series win.

This being an old fashioned two day tournament the final table started at close to the midnight hour, which was a shame because fewer people than otherwise might have been anticipated were present to see yet another spectacular WSOP final table.
by Nolan Dalla
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