Hamid Dastmalchi

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Hamid Dastmalchi
Dastmalchi in the World Series of Poker
Residence San Diego, California, U.S.
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 3
Money finish(es) 10
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
Winner, 1992
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) 1
Information accurate as of 17 July 2009.

Hamid Reza Dastmalchi 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 fourth.

Dastmalchi was involved in a legal dispute in 1999 with Binion's Horseshoe after the new management would not let him cash in over $800,000 in chips he had won prior to a legal battle in which Becky Binion Behnen replaced Jack Binion as the head of the casino. The Nevada Gaming Commission ultimately ruled the chips should be cashed.[citation needed]

In his career, Dastmalchi has won three WSOP bracelets.

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

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. ^ Hamid Dastmalchi Hendon Mob tournament results
  2. ^ World Series of Poker Earnings, worldseriesofpoker.com

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