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Sam Farha

Hometown: Houston

Country of Origin: United States UNITED STATES

Birthdate: Jan 01, 1959 (Age: 63)

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Sam Farha

Sam Farha Bio


Known as a superstitious player who has some gamble in him, Sammy Farha is an easily identifiable mainstay at the poker tables. He plays with his signature unlit cigarette in his mouth, and always looks classy with his shiny jewelry and designer clothes.

He was born in 1959 in Beirut. As a teenager, he left for the United States during the civil war in Lebanon. He was a game specialist early on, and excelled in pool, Pac-Man, and pinball. He made money in all three of these games, once playing a single game of Pac-Man for $5,000.

After graduating from the University of Kansas with a degree in business administration, he moved to Houston, Texas, where he discovered poker. After making his first trip to Las Vegas, he decided to invest his money, quit his job, and pursue poker.

Farha has two World Series of Poker bracelets; one is in pot-limit Omaha and the other in Omaha eight-or-better. He is also a regular in high-stakes cash games, and is featured on GSN's High Stakes Poker.