James Dempsey Comes 2nd in Event #25: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship
UK Bracelet winner James ‘Flushy’ Dempsey put on a heroic display but narrowly missed out on his second World Series of Poker Bracelet in 9 days, in Event #25: $10,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split-8 or Better Championship. Flushy came into the final day as one of the shorter stacks but battled through a very tough field to get heads up with High Stakes legend Sam Farha.
It looked like it was going to be over very quickly after Dempsey was crippled early on, with about 300,000 remaining to Farha’s 6,000,000. But Dempsey, who in the past had been criticised for being impatient, put on one of the greatest ever grinder performances ever seen to draw level several times. Farha just could not put him away no matter how hard he tried.
Once again the Brits had a great showing on the rail, singing songs, asking Sammy to give them a wave, holding their shoes in the air and generally baffling every American in sight. There was also one of the strongest online rails you are ever likely to see on the Blondepoker forum, where Flushy is a legend.
After more than three and a half hours of gritty heads up action, James finally managed to capture the chip lead. Alas it was not meant to be and Farha soon regained the lead and eventually managed to put an exhausted Dempsey away. He may not have his second bracelet yet, but the $301,790 he got for second place is his biggest ever cash.
The 2nd place also, as we understand it, makes Dempsey the leader right now in the Player of the Series race, as he has 1 win, 1 second and another cash already. The Brits now boast 3 bracelets, 3 seconds and several other final table appearances and we are only half way through the series. Congratulations to James ‘Flushy’ Dempsey on a fantastic performance and we hope he can keep it up to hold onto the player of the series.
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