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John Kabbaj Wins World Series of Poker Omaha/Stud Eight-Or-Better Event

Kabbaj Earns $267,327 And Second Career Bracelet


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The World Series of Poker $2,500 Omaha and seven card stud eight-or-better event drew 470 runners, creating a total prize pool of $1,069,250. After three days of action, British poker pro John Kabbaj took down his second WSOP tournament title, banking $267,327 for defeating a stacked final table that included Tom Schneider (8th), Mike Leah (7th), Erik Seidel (6th), Joe Tehan (5th) and Thomas Keller (2nd).

“When you make a WSOP final [table], there is always going to be good players,” said Kabbaj. “I have had probably the worst two years of my life. I lost everything I had and had to rebuild. I have started a new life in the last six months and now this is looking good for the future.”

Kabbaj, who recently moved to Austria, won his first WSOP bracelet in the 2009 $10,000 pot-limit hold’em event.

Other notables to make a deep run in this event included Chris Reslock (12th), Robert Mizrachi (13th), Allyn Shulman (14th), Owais Ahmed (15th) and Konstantin Puchkov (16th).

Here is a look at the final table results.

Place Player Winnings POY Points
1 John Kabbaj $267,327 1,080
2 Thomas Keller $165,177 900
3 Chris McHugh $105,000 720
4 Terrence Hastoo $75,713 540
5 Joe Tehan $55,451 450
6 Erik Seidel $41,230 360
7 Mike Leah $31,115 270
8 Tom Schneider $23,833 180

*Photo courtesy of the WSOP

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