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Sherkhan Farnood

Sherkhan Farnood was born to an admittedly poor family in Afghanistan in 1961, specifically the Jamanchi Village in the Kunduz Province. He worked his way out of poverty, obtained an education, and started a business in Moscow, Russia. Eventually, business transactions brought him back to Kabul, where he worked his way to becoming the Chairman of Kabul Bank, the largest financial institution in Afghanistan. His poker career began as a leisure activity in 2002, but Farnood quickly found success at the poker tournament tables. Final tables at small series in Helsinki led to his first win in Velden at the Worthersee Trophy series. By 2003, he had wins in two events at the Crown Australasian Poker Championships in Melbourne, at the Autumn Tournament in Paris, and the Midland Masters in Walsall. He final tabled events at the 2005 and 2006 World Series of Poker, as well as the 2007 WSOP Europe in London, and in 2008, he won the WSOPE 2,500 HORSE tournament in London for a gold bracelet. In total, he accumulated more than $625K in several years of tournament play. But Farnood found himself in trouble in 2010 when he was accused of being involved in bad real estate deals and unsubstantiated loans. He was forced to resign his position at Kabul Bank, and he was put under house arrest until he could be tried for the accused crimes. As of 2011, his house arrest in Afghanistan prohibited him from visiting his villas in Dubai, traveling, or playing poker tournaments.

Sherkhan Farnood
Player Information
Name: Sherkhan Farnood AKA "haram khor"
Location: Jamanchi village khan abad dist, Kunduz, Uzbakistan
Yearly Statistics: Click Here

Cashes:20
Total Winnings: $666,708 (Includes all tournament winnings)
First Place Finishes: 6
WSOP Bracelets: 1
Age: 51
Marital Status: Married
Children: 4
Started Playing Poker: befor six years
Favorite Poker Game: poker all kind
Ambition: im belong to the most poor family of afghanistan, i born in 1963 in jamanchi village of khan abad district of kunduz provinve in afghanistan, due to the my struggle and hard working i become able to foun a millions dollor and become chief director of kabu
Hobbies: cricket,football, playing cards, horse riding, listening to the rock music, etc
Favorite Movie: lion heart
Favorite Music: rock
Favorite Place: sidney australiya, new york usa
Favorite Celebrity: jorge walker bush
Poker Players I Respect Most: islamuddin adil.
If I could change anything in the world: myself because i am 3rd class person

Sherkhan Farnood Poker Results

EVENT PLACE PRIZE DATE
World Series of Poker Europe 2008 (WSOPE)
Event #2 - WSOPE H.O.R.S.E Championship
1st $152,867 Sep 24, 2008
World Series of Poker Europe 2007 (WSOPE)
WSOP Pot Limit Omaha Championship
6th $71,651 Sep 8, 2007
38th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #14 - WSOP 7 Card Stud
25th $4,259 Jun 8, 2007
38th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #11 - WSOP 7 Card Stud World Championship
22nd $8,460 Jun 6, 2007
37th Annual World Series of Poker
WSOP Pot Limit Omaha Event #26B
2nd $165,274 Jul 17, 2006
36th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #43 - WSOP No Limit Hold'em
8th $35,730 Jul 11, 2005
The 6th Jack Binion World Poker Open / WPT Event Season 3
Event #12 - WPO Pot Limit Omaha
6th $19,730 Jan 17, 2005
2004 Crown Australasian Poker Championship
Limit Omaha Hi/Lo
8th $2,208 Jan 11, 2004
Midland Masters
No Limit Hold'em
1st $12,392 Nov 26, 2003
Midland Masters
Pot Limit Hold'em & Omaha
2nd $13,592 Nov 25, 2003
Midland Masters
Pot Limit Hold'em
10th $2,362 Nov 24, 2003
Autumn Tournament
No Limit Hold'em
4th $1,088 Sep 21, 2003
Autumn Tournament
No Limit Hold'em
4th $11,665 Sep 20, 2003
Autumn Tournament
Pot Limit Omaha
1st $26,501 Sep 18, 2003
Autumn Tournament
Pot Limit Omaha Hi/Lo
1st $5,636 Sep 16, 2003
34th Annual World Series of Poker
Event #29 - WSOP Limit Omaha Hi/Lo
21st $2,160 May 12, 2003
Crown Australasian Poker Championship
Pot Limit Hold'em
1st $64,413 Jan 9, 2003
Crown Australasian Poker Championship
Pot Limit Omaha
1st $50,058 Jan 5, 2003
Master Classics of Poker
Event #2 - Pot Limit Omaha
4th $15,334 Nov 4, 2002
Midnight Sun
Event #4 - Pot Limit 7 Card Stud
9th $1,328 Jul 11, 2002



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