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Farid Yachou Wins WPT Amsterdam ($239,559)

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Posted on 18 May 2015 by "T".

Fabrid Yachou outlasted a field of 341 entrants over 6 days of play to claim the World Poker Tour Amsterdam Main Event title and $239,559! According to WPT reporters, the Moroccan born cafeteria owner learned the game playing cash games with his friends. He doesn't visit casinos that often and only decided to play this event (his first poker tournament) to experience something different and compete against poker's elite. 

Final Table Results

1st. Farid Yachou - $239,559
2nd. Steve Warburton - $167,134
3rd. Kees van Brugge - $100,281
4th. Fredrik Andersson - $75,768
5th. Joep van den Bijgaart - $56,826
6th. Jason Wheeler - $45,973


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5 comments on "Farid Yachou Wins WPT Amsterdam ($239,559)"

 doubletop77718/05/2015 09:47:31 GMT
What a great story and it is really amazing that this is his first live poker tournament and its not a bad way to get started is it!! Many congratulations to all the players who cashed
 klash2318/05/2015 14:09:10 GMT
A great result for someone playing their first tournament,there was a lot of very good players in this and a decent field.and everyone would be happy to have won quarter of a million in the first game.
 Willid8818/05/2015 15:19:22 GMT
Never heard him before but I'm sure he likes that amount of cash when he'll convert it Big SmileDD
 luisexy6922/05/2015 14:34:49 GMT

This is a huge thing to poker community, see this kind of players.
Is a god story and a very good win for the guy, and because is the first tournament live for him and get this huge amount of money, maybe if he had the head and friends to support him, he will make a nice work with that money, and try to make more building is confidence and bankroll and knowledge on poker and maybe some day willid88, will heard about this kid Big Smile
 bowie198423/06/2015 23:43:20 GMT
LOL - Moroccan born cafeteria owner learned the game playing cash games with his friends. Oh, man this is too good to be true. Every time a hobby player goes on to become a live tourey winner it reinforces my belief that this sh1t is without doubt total fcukin' random.

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