Hamid Dastmalchi

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Hamid Dastmalchi
Dastmalchi in the World Series of Poker
ResidenceSan Diego, California, U.S.
World Series of Poker
Final table(s)7
Money finish(es)10
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
Winner, 1992
World Poker Tour
Final table(s)None
Money finish(es)1
Information accurate as of 17 July 2009.

Hamid Reza Dastmalchi (Persian: حمیدرضا دستمالچی) is an Iranian-American professional poker player.

Dastmalchi won the 1992 World Series of Poker (WSOP) Main Event, which is his largest tournament win at $1 million. He again made the final table of the Main Event in 1995, finishing in fourth place.

Dastmalchi was involved in a legal dispute in 1999 with Binion's Horseshoe after the new management would not let him cash in $865,000 in chips he had won under the prior management. A gaming commission ultimately ruled the chips should be cashed.[1]

In his career, Dastmalchi has won three WSOP bracelets, his last victory coming in 1993.

Dastmalchi's last major tournament cash came in 2002 in the World Poker Tour Five Diamond World Poker Classic.

Although he rarely plays in tournaments anymore, his total live tournament winnings exceed $1,800,000 as of 2009,[2] with his ten cashes at the WSOP accounting for $1,600,760 of those winnings.[3]

World Series of Poker Bracelets[edit]

Year Tournament Prize (US$)
1986 $1,500 No Limit Hold'em $165,000
1992 $10,000 No Limit Hold'em World Championship $1,000,000
1993 $2,500 Pot Limit Hold'em $114,000


  1. ^ "Binion's Horseshoe ordered to pay $1.225 million". Las Vegas Sun. March 16, 1999. Retrieved October 26, 2021.
  2. ^ "Hamid Dastmalchi's profile on The Hendon Mob". The Hendon Mob Poker Database. Retrieved January 29, 2022.
  3. ^ World Series of Poker Earnings Archived June 13, 2009, at the Wayback Machine, worldseriesofpoker.com

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