Vahedi at the 2006 World Series of Poker circuit event
|Residence||Sherman Oaks, California, U.S.|
February 25, 1961|
|Died||January 8, 2010 (aged 48)|
|World Series of Poker|
Main Event finish
|World Poker Tour|
Amir Vahedi (February 25, 1961 – January 8, 2010) was an Iranian professional poker player born in Tehran, Iran. who won a World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet at the 2003 World Series of Poker in the $1,500 No Limit Hold'em event.
World Series of Poker
Vahedi was named no limit Texas hold 'em player of the year in 2001 and was runner-up to Men Nguyen for Card Player Magazine's 2003 player of the year. In 2003 he made the final table of the Main Event of the World Series of Poker and finished sixth, earning $250,000. Earlier in the series, he won his first WSOP bracelet in the $1,500 No Limit Hold'em event, earning $270,000.
During the 2003 World Series of Poker, in reference to the natural tendency of players to tighten up on the bubble (when only a few eliminations are left to the money), Vahedi stated: "In order to live, you must be willing to die."
Vahedi was also the season three champion of the Ultimate Poker Challenge.
World Series of Poker bracelets
|2003||$1,500 No Limit Hold'em||$270,000|
Vahedi died due to possible complications of diabetes on January 8, 2010. An autopsy report is pending.
- "In Memoriam: Amir Vahedi". WSOP.com. 2010-01-11. Archived from the original on 16 January 2010. Retrieved 2010-01-13.
- Pokerlistings.com profile
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- ESPN.com: Get a winning read by Steve Rosenbloom
- Hendon Mob tournament results
- World Series of Poker Earnings, worldseriesofpoker.com
- Lance Bradley. "Poker Pro Amir Vahedi Passes Away". Bluff Magazine. Retrieved 10 January 2010.
- Maria Del Mar. "Mark Seif Speaks About Amir Vahedi's Death and Funeral Info". Poker News Daily. Retrieved 13 January 2010.
- Mark Seif Speaks About Amir Vahedi’s Death and Funeral Info