Wow, when did this final day begin? Yesterday at 3:00 p.m. was when things kicked off for the last day of play and here we are at a few minutes before 7:00 a.m. the following morning watching Sammy Farha wrap his third gold bracelet around his wrist.
Farha holds two prior bracelets and both came in Omaha events; one in Omaha Hi-Low in 2006 and one in Pot-Limit Omaha in 1996. When asked if he considers himself to be one of the best Omaha players in the world, Farha reposonded by saying, "I think so," with a big smile on his face.
The battle between runner-up finisher James Dempsey and Farha lasted just about four hours. Numerous times Farha had Dempsey's hopes looking bleak, but he was able to come back from the dead each time. Dempsey even took the chip lead from Farha a couple of times during their epic battle. Farha was asked about how he felt about the long match with Dempsey and if he found it frustrating.
"I didn't get frustrated," said Farha. "That's not normally me. I didn't get a good night's sleep so I was surprised that I wan't getting frustrated, which is good."
Throughout the entire match, Farha was able to keep his composure and not let it phase him that Dempsey kept coming back time after time.
Farha not only scored his third bracelet and further cemented himself in the WSOP history books, he also won the first-place prize of $488,237! Congratulations to Farha for taking down Event No. 25 and winning his third gold bracelet.
As for us, we're going to bed. Finally.