John Kabbaj Pinches One for the UK at the WSOP

John Kabbaj Pinches One for the UK at the WSOP

Friday, 13 June 2014

The UK's John Kabbaj might not be as active on the live tournament scene as he once was but when the WSOP rolls around he always seems to pull something out of his hat.

Having last bagged a bracelet back in 2009, the London based pro managed to claim another piece of WSOP glory last night after he took down Event #25.

The $2,500 Omaha/ Seven Card Stud Hi-Lo Split-8 or Better tournament attracted 470 runners on Tuesday and after two days of grinding it was Kabbaj who managed to scoop the $267,327 top prize.

As expected many of the game's "old school" were out in force in the non-Hold'em event and as the field thinned the likes of Mike Matusow, Tom Schneider and Erik Seidel all made it deep.

However, when it came down to decided a winner it was Kabbaj and Thomas Keller left playing for the title.

A 2:1 chip lead for Keller at the start of the match put him on the front foot and after two defining hands during a round of Stud he was able to take full control and finish Keller offer just a few minutes later.

The victory signified Kabbaj's second WSOP title and another notch on his already impressive résumé which now boasts almost $3 million in live earnings.

Event #25 Final Result:
1st. John Kabbaj - $267,327
2nd. Thomas Keller - $165,177
3rd. Christopher McHugh - $105,000
4th. Terrence Hastoo - $75,713
5th. Joe Tehan - $55,451
6th. Erik Seidel - $41,230
7th. Mike Leah - $31,115
8th. Tom Schneider - $23,833

Tags: WSOP 2014, John Kabbaj, Thomas Keller