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Farzad Bonyadi

Farzad Bonyadi
Nationality: United States
Last seen on: 2021 World Series of Poker

Biography

Farzad Bonyadi is an Iranian-born poker player based in California. He is a four-time World Series of Poker bracelet-winner.

Biography

Bonyadi moved to the United States from Iran in 1983. He won his first WSOP bracelet in 1998 in a $2,000 Limit Hold'em event for $429,940. He regularly cashed at the WSOP during the early 2000s and eventually picked up his second bracelet in 2004 after winning the $1,000 Deuce to Seven Triple Draw.

The following year saw Bonyadi win his third title in $2,500 No Limit Hold'em for $594,960, with Bonyadi also making a deep run in that year's Main event, eventually finishing 41st for $235,390.

The largest cash of Bonyadi's career would come in 2011 when he finished second to Scott Seiver in the World Poker Tour World Championship for $1,061,900.

Bonyadi would continue to attend the WSOP during the 2010s, cashing in both the 2017 and 2018 Main Event. In 2018, Bonyadi's mother, Farhintaj Bonyadi, won the $1,000 Super Seniors No Limit Hold'em event. This achievement meant they were the first mother/son combination to ever win WSOP bracelets.

Mother & Son_Farhintaj Bonyadi & Farzad Bonyadi

In 2021, Bonyadi won his fourth WSOP bracelet in Event #49: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship.

"I think I played a good game, I really do," he told PokerNews. "I bluffed when I had to. I caught good cards too, but I think I played a good game. It feels good to know you're not that rusty."

PokerNews Covered Events

Event Place Prize
2021 World Series of Poker
Event #49: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Single Draw Championship
1st $297,051
2019 World Series of Poker
Event #32: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship
659th $1,730
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #44: $10,000 Limit 2-7 Lowball Triple Draw Championship
4th $89,078
2018 World Series of Poker
Event #23: $10,000 No-Limit 2-7 Lowball Draw Championship
8th $24,775
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #60: $888 Crazy Eights No-Limit Hold'em 8-Handed
54th $11,401
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #31: $1,000 Seniors No-Limit Hold'em Championship
202nd $3,504
2017 World Series of Poker
Event #20: $1,500 No-Limit Hold'em MILLIONAIRE MAKER
15th $68,022
2014 World Series of Poker
Event #65: $10,000 Main Event
238th $38,634
2012 World Series of Poker
Event 22: $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball
4th $40,987
2011 World Series of Poker
Event #4: $5,000 No-Limit Hold’em
9th $65,535
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #37: $3,000 H.O.R.S.E.
18th $9,604
2010 World Series of Poker
Event #7: $2,500 2-7 Triple Draw Lowball
9th $13,232
2009 PokerStars.com EPT Grand Final
€10,000 EPT Grand Final Main Event
75th €22,000
2007 World Series of Poker
Event 13 - $5,000 Pot Limit Holdem
20th $15,900

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