The legend

Sam Farha Sammy graduated with a degree in business administration from the University of Kansas before moving to Houston to work for his brother. He decided to become a full time Poker Professional in 1990. He moved to the USA after the Lebanese Civil War. Sam is also a former pinball and Pac-man specialist. He appeared at the first four seasons on the GSN series High Stakes Poker, but he was refused for the fifth season. A great shame because he was one of the most popular and extraordinary character in the game who always was ready to gamble and very agressive player at the table. He likes the big Omaha cash games the most and he’s working on a book, televised poker series and a video game. Besides all that Mister Farha is a spokesman for Harrah’s casino in Las Vegas and he made a cameo appearance in the poker movie ‘Lucky You‘. Sammy is probably wildly known for his appearance. He’s always dressed nice in a suit, looking very cool and smooth with his unlit cigarette and maffia hair style backwards.

ID & career

> born 1959, Beirut (LIB).

> resides now in Houston, Texas (USA).

> Nickname : ‘ Mister Cool ‘

> won 2 Bracelets (’96 Pot Limit Omaha/ ‘06 Limit Omaha 8/B)

> became 2nd at the WSOP Main Event in 2003 after losing in heads-up against Chris Moneymaker but still won a cool $1,300,000 with his second place.

> won over $ 2,300,000 in Live Tournament Play (until 2009).