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The Scoop -- Sammy Farha

by The Scoop |  Published: May 14, 2010


Sammy Farha has been known by the top pros as a feared high-stakes cash-game player for years, but he was first introduced to the public when he finished runner-up to Chris Moneymaker in the 2003 World Series of Poker main event. He has appeared on multiple seasons of High Stakes Poker and the NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship. Diego Cordovez: The public has gotten to know you from TV, from when you played Chris Moneymaker and from High Stakes Poker, but you are still primarily a cash-game player. You don’t play very many tournaments at all. Your bread and butter is playing in the very high-stakes games, primarily shorthanded pot-limit Omaha, which you are famous for, and no-limit hold’em. Sammy Farha: That’s what poker is; it’s not playing tournaments. Real poker is putting the pressure on. When you put on the pressure with valueless chips … I mean, it’s good ...

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