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Sam Faha

During the second day of play at the 2003 World Series of Poker main event, Sam Farha and Barry Greenstein were in an all-in pot which Greenstein won, leaving Farha deeply short stacked. He intended to leave at that point, unconfident of being able to do anything with the few chips he was left. Greenstein convinced him to stay, and Farha went on to win $1.3 million in the event.





Sammy Farha Poker Professional

Sammy farha moved to the U.S.A. after civil war broke out in Lebanon when he was in his teens. After settling in Wichita, Kansas in 1977 he attended the University of Kansas. He graduated with a degree in business administration and moved to Houston, Texas to work with his brother. Farha first played a game of poker a year after moving to Houston, and won several thousand dollars. He quit his job in 1990 to play poker full time.

Sammy Farha World Series of Poker

Farha's biggest tournament win was in the 2003 World Series of Poker (WSOP) main event, where he finished 2nd to Chris Moneymaker for $1,300,000. In a rematch between Farha and Moneymaker a few months later, organized by Poker Stars, Sammy Farha won. Farha also finished in the money in the 2005 WSOP main event.

Sammy Farha Current activities

Sammy Farha is working on a book, tentatively titled Luck is Not Enough, a reality TV poker series, and a video game. He is a spokesman for Harrah's casino in Las Vegas.He is currently appearing in the GSN series High Stakes Poker.As of 2006, his total winnings exceed $2,000,000 in tournament poker, although he tends to play high stakes Omaha cash games and is cosidered by many as the best omaha player in the world today .

Sammy Farha Trivia

It has been alleged on the World Series of Poker that Farha does not smoke, but he has been seen smoking on several occasions. Due to rules prohibiting smoking in poker rooms, he can frequently be seen with a “lucky” cigarette in his mouth, He is superstitious and if he takes a bad beat he will sometimes change cigarettes.

One time, after winning a series of pots, he said, “I'm so hot, my cigarette's going to light!” Aside from poker, Sammy Farha is skilled at many other forms of gaming. He once won a pinball tournament in Kansas, and he won a sizeable bet by winning a Pac-Man competition. He is the mentor of George Abdallah, who finished 2nd in the $1,500 pot limit Omaha event at the 2006 WSOP.

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