Farnood win at WSOPE good news for Afghanistan

Sherkhan Farnood

The Afghan poker scene is going crazy with rejoicing right now. First question: Why? Second: Is there really an Afghan poker scene?

Sure, it's not exactly the biggest poker market in the world, but the country that's been so torn by war in the last several decades has something to cheer about, as native son Sherkhan Farnood won a H.O.R.S.E. event. So here's how the final table plus the last few stragglers in the 2008 WSOPE £2,500 H.O.R.S.E turned out:

Place
Name
Prize
1st
Sherkhan Farnood
£76,999
2nd
Ivo Donev £48,125
3rd
Howard Lederer
£30,250
4th
Jeff Duvall
£22,000
5th
Mark Gregorich
£17,188
6th
Phil Ivey
£13,750
7th
Jeffrey Lisandro
£11,000
8th
Spencer Lawrence
£8,938
9th
Erik Albinsson
£6,875
10th
Yuval Bronshtein
£6,875
11th
Raul Paez
£6,188
12th
Phil Hellmuth
£6,188

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