Farzad „Freddy“ Rouhani wins Event 10 first WSOP Bracelet

388 players entered Event 10: the USD 2,500 buy-in Omaha / Seven Card Stud Hi Low Split event at the 2008 World Series of Poker. Only 40 of those players would get paid. Among those cashing on day 2 was the only female member of the Poker Hall of Fame, Barbara Enright, who finished 26th earning USD 4,908. Barbara was also the last woman remaining in the event.

Farzad ‚Freddy‘ Rouhani came to the final table with a commanding chip lead — 209,000 more than his closest competitor. Several pros at the final table did their best to knock him off that lead, but came up empty. The first to go was Michael ‚the Grinder‘ Mizrachi. The Grinder’s downfall came playing Omaha and the Grinder had to settle for 8th place and USD 24,095.

Daniel Mowczan of Sterling Heights, Michigan, was next to fall, taking 7th place and USD 28,557. Although the short stacks traded places several times during the day, Rouhani never gave up the lead. The next short-stack to get all-in was John ‚jmoney‘ Racener. John has won a WSOP Circuit ring, but is still hoping for his first WSOP bracelet. No joy today as he was dispatched in 6th place, earning USD 37,481.

Greg Pappas was right on his heels in 5th place, taking home USD 48,190. California pro Yequi ‚Rich‘ Zhu was the short stack coming to the final table today and managed to claw his way all the way to 4th place, but couldn’t hang on any longer. His finish earned him USD 63,807.

Rouhani’s steam-roller continued to roll over the competition as he took out seasoned pro player ‚Miami‘ John Cernuto. Cernuto already owns three WSOP bracelets and was looking to make it quads today, but it was not to be. Miami John walked away with 3rd place and USD 86,117.

Heads-up play only took about 15 minutes. Rouhani’s crushing chip lead eventually overcame Tom Chambers dwindling stack. Chambers earned USD 142,784 for his runner-up finish. Farzad ‚Freddy‘ Rouhani earned USD 232,911 and a shiny new WSOP bracelet.