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World Series Of Poker
2006
 $1,500 Pot Limit Omaha (with rebuys) Result 17th July
LAS VEGAS
June 25 – August 10 2006

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Event # 26B (2 day event)
Entries -- 158 (212)
Rebuys -- 472 (145) rebuys
Buy-in -- $1,500
Prize Pool -- $908,100
Eric Froehlich
(Las Vegas, NV, USA)
wins $299,675 and
his bracelet
 
Pos. Player Origin Prize
1 Eric Froehlich VA $299,675
2 Sherkhan Farnood Kabul $165,274
3 Chau Giang NV $90,810
4 Kevin O'Donnell AZ $72,648
5 Bruno Fitoussi Paris $54,486
6 Matt Overstreet NV $45,405
7 Richard Freire FL $36,324
8 Rafi Amit Israel $27,243
9 Ayaz Mahmood TX $18,162
 
11 Davood Mehrmand (Frankfurt) $12,713
14 Peter Costa (Leicester) $10,897
 
Key Facts 
18 places paid.
Eric Froehlich Becomes the Youngest Two-Time WSOP Winner in History

Las Vegas, NV - Move over Phil Ivey. Move over Daniel Negreanu. Move over Allen Cunningham. There-s a new kid in town. Eric Froehlich, aged 22-years and four months, became the youngest player to ever win two WSOP gold bracelets. Last year, 'E-Fro' won his first championship and became the youngest WSOP winner ever. However, earlier this week, an even more youthful Jeff Madsen eclipsed Froehlich as the youngest gold bracelet winner (by two months) - making 'E-Fro' the forgotten man, at least for a few days.

Froehlich topped a tough field of 158 players and won $299,675 in the Pot-Limit Omaha championship. A whopping 472 re-buys pushed the total prize pool close to a million dollars. The special re-buy event was added to this year-s schedule at the World Series of Poker, presented by Milwaukee-s Best Light.

After 149 players had been eliminated, nine players took the final table on the Rio stage. The nine finalists comprised a very tough lineup, including three former gold bracelet winners - Chau Giang (3 previous wins), Rafi Amit (1 previous win), and Eric Froehlich (1 previous win).

When asked which of the two victories is sweeter, Froehlich reminisced back to last year-s win. 'The first one is sweeter,' Froehlich admitted. When asked if a second WSOP win puts him into the same class with similar youthful champions such as Ivey, Negreanu, and Cunningham, Froehlich was more modest. 'They are all great players,' he said. 'Sure, I would like their respect and to be in that class as a player. But I still have a long way to go to earn that.' Nevertheless, Froehlich says that is determined to make poker history in the years ahead. 'I-m looking to pass Johnny (Chan) and Doyle (Brunson) in nine years,' Froehlich said half-jokingly. Chan and Brunson are currently the all-time leaders in most WSOP wins, with ten each.
by Nolan Dalla
 
 
 
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