Julie Farkas may not be a well known name to those that frequent the PokerNews Live Reporting Pages, but she's started off on the right foot in changing that. Just now, Farkas won a big preflop battle with pocket kings to move to just under 70,000 in chips.
From under the gun, Ilan Boujenah raised to 400. The player in the hijack seat called and then Farkas was up, acting from the cutoff seat. She reraised to 1,300. From the small blind, five-time World Series of Poker gold bracelet winner Allen Cunningham made the call. The player in the big blind also called and then action was back on Boujenah.
Boujenah reraised and made it 2,850 to go. The hijack seat folded, Farkas called, Cunningham called and then the big blind moved all in for 16,000. Boujenah called and then Farkas moved all in for 30,550. Cunningham folded and action went back to Boujenah. He tanked for a bit, but eventually folded his hand after committing a little over half of his chips to the pot. With his fold, Farkas was left to do battle with the big blind.
Farkas showed the and had a stranglehold on the hand against her opponent's . When Boujenah saw the big blind turn over his pocket eights, he looked at him and shook his head, as if to say, "What the heck are you doing?"
The flop, turn and river ran out and Farkas won the pot. She sent the big blind to the rail and raked in all the chips.
Checking on Farkas' results, she has five WSOP cashes on record. Her largest one came from 2010 when she took 10th in the $1,500 Pot-Limit Hold'em event for $11,468.