POKER PROFESSIONAL SAMMY FAHA
SAMMY FAHA POKER PRO
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.