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Another event, another win for the pros

Updated: June 9, 2008, 12:48 PM ET
By Andrew Feldman | ESPN Poker Club

Event 9 | Event 11

Farzad Rouhani is batting .500 at the final tables in the WSOP. Rouhani, making his second final table appearance in Event 10, the half-Omaha high-low/half-seven card stud high-low event, hit a home run and defeated a tough final table to win his first bracelet. Rouhani had previously finished second in a no-limit hold 'em event in 2006.

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Joe Giron/IMPDIRouhani held quad threes on the final hand.

Rouhani, a 44-year-old professional poker player went wire to wire at the final table, maintaining his chip lead the entire way. The final table was relatively quick due to this fact as Rouhani continued to apply pressure and chip away at his opponents. His journey to victory at the final table was relatively easy, but his path in life hasn't been as simple.

"I came to the U.S. 23 years ago to become a doctor," Rouhani said in a post-tournament interview. "But instead, I became a pro poker player. Go figure."

Earning $232,911 for the victory, Rouhani defeated a field of 388 players. By adding his seventh lifetime WSOP cash, Rouhani eclipsed the $750,000 mark in career WSOP earnings.

Other notable finishers include John Cernuto (third), Michael Mizrachi (eighth) and Brandon Cantu (ninth).

Below are the complete results from Event 10 of the 2008 World Series of Poker.

Event 9: Omaha high-low/Seven card stud high-low split
Buy-in: $2,500
Entries: 388
Prize pool: $892,400
Players in the money: 40

1. Farzad Rouhani ($232,911)
2. Tom Chambers ($142,784)
3. John Cernuto ($86,117)
4. Yueqi Zhu ($63,807)
5. Greg Pappas ($48,190)
6. John Racener ($37,481)
7. Daniel Mowczan ($28,557)
8. Michael Mizrachi ($24,095)
9. Brandon Cantu ($19,633)
10. Tad Jurgens ($19,633)
11. James Van Alstyne ($15,171)
12. Matthew Graham ($15,171)
13. Mark Gallo ($10,709)
14. Hoyt Corkins ($10,709)
15. Craig Gray ($8,032)
16. Sam Silverman ($8,032)
17. Claude Cohen ($6,247)
18. Cory Wolnewitz ($6,247)
19. Jeffrey Lisandro ($6,247)
20. Hieu Ma ($6,247)
21. Brock Parker ($6,247)
22. Allen Cunningham ($6,247)
23. Gary Benson ($6,247)
24. Kyle Bowker ($6,247)
25. Jack Ward ($4,908)
26. Barbara Enright ($4,908)
27. Salim Hanna ($4,908)
28. Thomas Weideman ($4,908)
29. Ming Reslock ($4,908)
30. Berry Johnston ($4,908)
31. Allen Kessler ($4,908)
32. Bennett Greenstein ($4,908)
33. Daniel Klein ($4,016)
34. Ethan Werner ($4,016)
35. Donald Mcnamara ($4,016)
36. Robert Sherer ($4,016)
37. Alan Boston ($4,016)
38. Adam Glassman ($4,016)
39. Scott Clements ($4,016)
40. Larry Reynolds ($4,016)

Andrew Feldman is ESPN.com's Poker Editor. He is the host of the Poker Edge Podcast and co-host of ESPN Inside Deal. Andrew has covered the poker industry for ESPN since 2004.

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