Fuhs tops Mizrachi in Event 25

In 1996, Danny Fuhs finished ninth in a $35 buy-in Omaha high-low split event in New Mexico. The pay day was a mere $147, but it showed that even 17 years ago, Fuhs had found passion for poker at a time when no-limit hold 'em was simply an afterthought and a couple hundred players in a WSOP field was considered unthinkable. For the next two decades, Fuhs has played the game professionally with a good amount of success, but a WSOP victory seemed to fall out of his grasp each and every time he inched closer. On Saturday, the close but no cigar scenario vanished as Fuhs earned his first WSOP bracelet and $277,519 with a win in Omaha high-low split Event 25.

"A bracelet is every poker player's dream," he said to the WSOP. "This is old school. This is nice. I can't even explain my emotions right now. I am extremely happy."

This was Fuhs' third WSOP final table wish his best performance previously in the massive $1,000 buy-in event in 2010 where he finished fourth. This was his largest career tournament cash. He has four cashes on the World Poker Tour.

"It's every poker player's dream," Fuhs said of the win. "They are coming from all over the place to play. And now, the fields are bigger and tougher. At my age, it's tougher. Some of them might think we don't have a chance, but some of us older players have won bracelets this year, too. So, it's good. It's some pride for the old school."

Five-time winner Jeffrey Lisandro, two-time champ Viachelsav Zhukov and single bracelet winners Robert Mizrachi and Brian Hastings were looking to add to their collections, but Fuhs wouldn't be denied and capped off the win with a two-hour heads-up battle against Christopher George.

Other notable finishers include 2010 WSOP main event champion Jonathan Duhamel (10th), Event 13 champion Mike Matusow and Shawn Buchanan (13th).

Below are the complete results of Event 25 at the 2013 World Series of Poker:

Event 25: Omaha high-low split eight-or-better
Buy-in: $5,000
Entries: 241
Prize pool: $1,132,700
Players in the money: 27

1. Danny Fuhs ($277,519)
2. Christopher George ($171,536)
3. Robert Mizrachi ($128,074)
4. Brian Hastings ($96,268)
5. Viacheslav Zhukov ($72,809)
6. Arthur Kargen ($55,423)
7. Jeff Lisandro ($42,442)
8. Ryan Lenaghan ($32,712)
9. Bart Hanson ($25,361)
10. Jonathan Duhamel ($19,788)
11. Mike Matusow ($19,788)
12. Julie Schneider ($19,788)
13. Shawn Buchanan ($15,574)
14. George Danzer ($15,574)
15. Alexander Kostritsyn ($15,574)
16. Barry Hartheimer ($12,267)
17. Francesco Barbaro ($12,267)
18. Todd Barlow ($12,267)
19. Maria Ho ($9,741)
20. Dan Kelly ($9,741)
21. Tim Burt ($9,741)
22. Paul Sokoloff ($9,741)
23. Huck Seed ($9,741)
24. Eric Crain ($9,741)
25. Anthony Zinno ($9,741)
26. Dario Alioto ($9,741)
27. Matt Nowicki ($9,741)