Farzad Bonyadi

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Farzad Bonyadi
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Nickname(s) Freddie
Residence Aliso Viejo, California, U.S.
Born c. 1959 (age 56–57)
Tehran, Iran
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 3
Money finish(es) 15
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
27th, 1998
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) 2
Money finish(es) 13
Information accurate as of 23 May 2011.

Farzad "Freddy" Bonyadi (born c. 1959 in Tehran, Iran) is an Iranian professional poker player based in Aliso Viejo, California, who has won 3 World Series of Poker bracelets.

Bonyadi moved from Iran to America in 1983, where he worked as an executive host in the LA Commerce Casino and as a shift manager at Hollywood Park Casino.

Bonyadi first came to the attention of poker players when he won the $2,000 limit hold'em event at the 1998 World Series of Poker (WSOP), defeating a final table that included Mimi Tran and John Cernuto on the way to a $429,940 first prize. In the same WSOP, he also made the final table of the $1,500 seven card stud split event, and placed in the money in the $10,000 no limit hold'em main event.

Bonyadi also made a final table in the second season World Poker Tour (WPT) Legends of Poker event, where he finished 5th at a final table featuring Mel Judah, Paul Phillips, T.J. Cloutier, Chip Jett and Phil Laak. Bonyadi made a second WPT final table when he finished runner up to Scott Seiver in the season nine WPT Championship, netting $1,069,900.

Bonyadi has also won WSOP bracelets in the 2004 $1,000 deuce to seven triple draw and the 2005 no limit hold'em tournaments.

As of 2011, his total live tournament winnings exceed $3,700,000. His 15 cashes as the WSOP account for $1,509,927 of those winnings.[1]

Bonyadi is an exclusive professional poker player at Full Tilt Poker.

World Series of Poker Bracelets[edit]

Year Tournament Prize (US$)
1998 $2,000 Limit Hold'em $429,940
2004 $1,000 Deuce to Seven Triple Draw $86,980
2005 $2,500 No Limit Hold'em $594,960


  1. ^ World Series of Poker Earnings, worldseriesofpoker.com

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