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2014 WSOP Event #25 $2,500 buy-in Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split 8 or Better

by Joseph Smith Sr.

And you think you're life is difficult and complicated.  How about those people that have to play Omaha/Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or better.  That's right, Half Omaha then half Seven Card Stud Hi-Low Split-8 or Better.

470 poker players threw down the $2,500 buy-in to secure a seat in WSOP event #25.  A prize pool of $1,069,250 would be divided among the top 48 finishers and the winner would also take home the most coveted, elusive  prize in all of poker, a World Series of Poker gold champion's bracelet.  The winner would also get $267,327 in cash and a comp to the Poker Kitchen.

When the dealing was finally done the winner was UK citizen and former WSOP bracelet winner John Kabbaj.  In the 2009 WSOP Event #45 $10K Pot-Limit Hold'em Championship Kabbaj won his first bracelet and $633,335.

Kabbaj's second bracelet wasn't exactly a walk in the park when the heads-up play included another WSOP bracelet holder and poker phenom, Thomas “Thunder” Keller. Considered by many to be among the very best poker tacticians, Thomas Keller is always tough.

The following lists the top eight players order of finish and prize money won.

  1. John Kabbaj ------------ $267,327

  2. Thomas Keller --------- $165,177

  3. Christopher McHugh – $105,000

  4. Terrence Hastoo-------- $75,713

  5. Joe Tehan --------------- $55,451

  6. Erik Seidel -------------  $41,230

  7. Mike Leah -------------- $31,115

  8. Tom Schneider---------  $23,833

Congratulations to John Kabbaj for winning his second WSOP gold bracelet and winning Event #25.



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