The 2010 World Series of Poker is steadily moving on and event #25 recently finished up. The event was a Omaha Hi/Lo Split 8 or Better World Championship and the event had a buy-in of $10,000. The tournament saw 212 players competing and a prize pool of $1,992,800 was created. In the end it was Sam Farha who earned the first place finish.
When final table play of event #25 began it would be a short time before the first player was eliminated. Steve Wong would move all in and was called by Farha and James Dempsey. Eventually Dempsey would muck his cards and it would be just Farha and Wong left in the hand. In the end Farha would have a pair of tens while Wong held sixes and he would be out of the competition.
Eighth place would go to Abe Mosseri after he went all in on a flop of A-9-4. Yueqi Zhu would call and he would get a higher pair in the end and Mosseri would be eliminated in eighth place. Seventh would go to Eugene Katchalov after he went all in against Farha and Sergey Altbregin. In the end Altbregin would win the side pot and the main pot Katchalov would be out in seventh place.
Sixth place would go to Michael Chow after he went all in preflop and James Dempsey called. Dempsey showed his cards which were A-K-5-2 and Chow showed A-7-6-4 and on a board of Q-9-3-3-J Chow would be eliminated.
Tony Merksick would go out in fifth place after going up against several competitors. Merksick would be up against Sergey Altbregin, Dempsey and Zhu. In the end Altbregin would eventually fold, Dempsey would muck and Zhu would win the hand with kings full. Merksick would be out in fifth place.
Sergey Altbregin would be the next player to go all in and he was called by Zhu. the board read A-K-Q-9-A. Zhu showed A-K-9-9 while Altbregin showed A-7-5-4. Zhu got his set and Altbregin was out in fourth place. Third would go to Zhu as he went all in preflop against Dempsey.
Dempsey showed A-K-5-4 and Zhu showed 4-5-10-10. The board came 8-4-2-3-J and Dempsey had the hand sending Zhu out in third. This would leave Dempsey and Farha in heads up play. Heads up play would last four hours before Farha would earn the bracelet. Eventually Farha would gain the last chip lead and the final hand would play out.
On the final hand Dempsey went all in on his last 200,000 chips and was called by Farha. Dempsey held J-8-6-5 and Farha held J-9-7-4. The board fell 10-4-3-10-10 and Dempsey was out in second place.
1. Sam Farha — $488,237
2. James Dempsey — $301,790
3. Yueqi Zhu — $225,326
4. Sergey Altbregin — $169,368
5. Tony Merksick — $128,097
6. Michael Chow — $97,508
7. Eugene Katchalov — $74,670
8. Abe Mosseri — $57,552
9. Steve Wong — $44,619