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Poker Neighborhood Fundraises For Dealer Who Punched Sammy Farha In The Face

Poker Neighborhood Fundraises For Dealer Who Punched Sammy Farha In The Face

A GoFundMe page has been set up for a poker dealer in Houston that punched 2003 Planet Series of Poker main event runner-up Sammy Farha in the face.

The web page is hunting to raise $20,000 to support with court and lawyer costs for any legal actions that stem from the incident. At the time of publication, a total of $680 has been donated to the lead to.

According to a PokerNews report, a dealer from Legends Poker Space named AJ currently had a feud brewing with Farha and a verbal altercation turned violent. Members of the Houston region poker neighborhood said that AJ was previously employed by Johnny Chan’s 88 Social poker area, but Farha was effective in acquiring him fired soon after the two had an argument at the table.

AJ then began dealing in a competing space and was after again dealing to Farha. Witnesses claimed that the two started arguing again just before AJ slapped Farha in the face and shoved him into the wall. Farha was struck in the face 1 much more time ahead of management was able to break up the fight. Each had been forced to leave the poker room.

A picture was posted in a Facebook group committed to the Houston poker scene that showed Farha speaking with police the next day, likely about the preceding day’s events. Nonetheless, no formal legal actions have been taken against the dealer yet.

A single unnamed supply told PokerNews that Farha ran behind the poker room’s staff as he was getting attacked and that other dealers applauded when Farha was hit. Yet another supply, who claimed to be a fellow dealer at Legends, stated that Sammy “was being a douche as always.”

Commenters on the GoFundMe page confirmed that Farha wasn’t nicely-liked by dealers in the city because of how Farha treated them and praised AJ’s actions.

“When I very first moved down to Houston, I was shocked to discover what a piece of garbage he was,” wrote Nicholas O about Farha in the comments section of the page. “Glad an individual lastly gave him what he deserves. I miss you yesterday at prime. I heard everybody paid for your drinks and a person even put you in [a poker tournament] for $200. Anytime you come in again, drinks on me. Also, Sammy, if you’re reading this, from all the dealers in Houston, go f*** oneself.”

Farha was known for playing in some of the most significant pot-limit Omaha games about. The Houston native racked up $two.88 million in live tournament earnings, with $1.three million of that coming from his second-location finish to Chris Moneymaker.

But lately, he hasn’t been quite active in the poker tournament globe. He completed 66th in the $1,000 no-limit hold’em super seniors event at this previous fall’s WSOP, but just before that, his last money came in the seniors occasion at the 2014 WSOP.

Farha has two WSOP bracelets with 1 coming in the $two,500 pot-limit Omaha in 1996 for $145,000 and the second coming in the $five,000 Omaha hi-lo in 2006, netting $398,560.