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   Monday, April 22 2024 
Farid Yachou triumphed over a 341-player field - WPT Amsterdam 2015

Though it is the very first time that Farid Yachou competed in live poker tournament, he already registered a success. The Hollande native has just emerged victorious in the World Poker Tour (WPT) Amsterdam by besting a massive field of 341 participants. The final table actually saw a number of notable names, including USA’s Jason Wheeler, the one who, a couple of days earlier won the WPT High-Roller event. Short stack of the day, it only took a few hands for Yachou to knock Wheeler out. Joep van den Bijgaart was also among the final-tablists. However, he was sent to the rail by the final day’s chip leader Steve Warburton.

Falling next was notable poker player Frederik Anderson. Beaten by Kees van Brugge, the Swiss poker pro fell to 4th place. Then Kees van Brugge would join the bench afterwards as Warburton cut his run. Finishing 3rd place, the Dutchman cashed a pretty modest prize of € 90,000. It would somewhat bridged Yachou and United Kingdom’s Steve Wardburton into the heads-up. Warburton entered the final showdown with a slight chip advantage over the Hollande-born Yachou. Both men would exchange the chip leader during a certain amount of time. Highly skilled as he is, it was Yachou who eventually sealed the win. It took him two key hands to subsequently kicked the UK native out of the track. For his feat, Yachou was awarded the top prize of € 215,000, along with a seat to the upcoming WPT World Championship event.

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