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2005 WSOP Event #12: $2,000 Pot Limit Omaha with Rebuys

, 2005-06-17, by TwoGun

Submitted by: Ozone

Many remember Josh Arieh from his unsportsmanlike comments to other players at the 2004 WSOP Main Event, aired on ESPN. Arieh has since insisted that he is not a bad guy, and that the ESPN video editors just chose to show the world the occasional moments where his temper got the best of him. On September 6th, Arieh may redeem his personal image when ESPN airs his dominant performance in Event #12.

Coming to the final table as the overwhelming chip leader, Arieh defeated what some would say was the toughest final table at the 2005 WSOP to date. Multiple bracelet winners Erik Seidel and Chris Ferguson stood in his way, but Arieh remained focused and won the $381,600 first place prize.

Chris "Jesus" Ferguson, for the 6th time in his career, found himself heads-up with a WSOP bracelet on the line. His track record is pretty good in heads-up matches; he has 5 bracelets. Even with a 2-1 advantage over Josh Arieh at one point, the man they call "Jesus" was unable to close the door, and eventually the championship belonged to Arieh. Erik Seidel, who already has one bracelet this year, finished in 9th place to win $23,180.

Other notable finishes include former bracelet winner Ron Graham 3rd place, WSOP Circuit winner Doug Lee 8th place, Michael "the Grinder" Mizrachi 15th place, and poker superstar John Juanda finished 17th.

More details about the WSOP can be found at the official WorldSeriesofPoker.com website.

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