January 14, 2004
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I watch the world poker matches on ESPN
from time to time. Recently I noticed one
Iranian. Then I heard the commentator saying, "Sam Farha..." and
I new he was a brotha! And notice the Humphrey Bogart look. He
puts a cigarette in his mouth but doesn't light it. This afteroon
the TV was on while I was working. I heard Farha's name
and I jumped to snap some pictures. It was the finals at Binions
Casino in Las Vegas and the only
players left on the table were Farha and Chris Moneymaker, battling
for the $2.5 million prize. It was a nail biter. In the end Farha
lost, but he didn't do too badly. He won second place in a field
of nearly 1,000 and won $1.3 million. Now get this: after taking
all the pictures and editing and web page work and flag-waving,
I did an internet search for Sam Farha just now and it turns out aaghaa
lobnaani tashreef daaran. So when you look at the photos and
video clips just imagine how thrilled I was to see an "Iranian"
poker pro on TV...
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By Jahanshah Javid
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