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Euro Poker Year Review -- June 2010

Brits In Ascendancy As Flushy Follows Through But Farha Gets The Money

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Player of the Month: James “Flushy” Dempsey won event no. 9 at the World Series of Poker and followed it up with a second place finish to Sammy Farha in the world championship Omaha eight or better event.

Quote of the Month: Sammy Farha after his bracelet victory – “I am not competing for bracelets,” he said. “If I did, I would play every single event. I pick the events that I like. I am not trying to compete to get 10 bracelets or 11 bracelets. I don’t like tournaments too much.”

Story of the Month: Brits run riot at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas.

Hand of the Month: WSOP event no. 25 final table – “James Dempsey’s hand got him heads up with Sammy Farha for a shot at a second bracelet in one week. Yueqi Zhu was all in preflop against James Dempsey. Dempsey exposed the AHeart Suit KHeart Suit 5Spade Suit 4Spade Suit, while Zhu tabled the 4Diamond Suit 5Heart Suit 10Club Suit 10Diamond Suit. The board ran out 8Club Suit 4Club Suit 2Diamond Suit 3Heart Suit JDiamond Suit, giving Dempsey the wheel and ending Zhu’s tournament.

Blog of the Month: It’s the middle of summer but Padraig Parkinson recalls a hilarious story about a stolen Santa Claus and a big betting coup.

Picture of the Month: Champion Sammy Farha (above).