Hevad Khan

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Hevad Khan
Hevad Khan.jpg
Nickname(s) RaiNKhAN
Residence Poughkeepsie, New York
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) None
Final table(s) 1
Money finish(es) 7
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
6th, 2007
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) 3
European Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) 1
Information accurate as of 12 September 2010.

Hevad Khan (born January 25, 1985 in Poughkeepsie, New York) is a professional poker player, best known for making the final table at the 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event, finishing in sixth place.[1]

Competitive Gaming[edit]

Khan began on the competitive StarCraft: Brood War at the age of 13. Other StarCraft professionals include fellow Team PokerStars member Bertrand Grospellier.[1] Khan is also known within the Marvel vs Capcom 2 community.[2][3]


Khan's nickname "RaiNKhaN" was adapted, along with his last name, from the Mortal Kombat character "Rain," who serves as an assassin for Shao Kahn in the series.[1] Khan dropped out from SUNY Albany in order to concentrate on playing poker professionally. Khan is known to multi-table many online tournaments, so much so that he had a friend of his film him for a YouTube video in which he played 26 sit-and-go tournaments simultaneously on a single computer monitor to prove that he wasn't a Pokerbot.[4] On March 23, 2008, Khan won the PokerStars Sunday Warm-up, a weekly $215 buy-in tournament in which he outlasted a field of 2,504 players in more than 9 hours of play earning $97,856. [5]

At the 2007 World Series of Poker Main Event Khan finished in sixth place earning $956,243.[1] He also finished in the money during two other WSOP events. For the 2008 World Series of Poker a new rule was in effect, known as the "Hevad Khan Rule". The rule, which disallows boisterous celebrations from any player, was drafted as a response to the perceived over-the-top actions Khan employed during the 2007 Series when he won a hand.[6]

At the 2008 Foxwoods Poker Classic, Khan won the $1,850 No Limit Hold'em event, earning $108,187, after defeating 2006 World Series of Poker third place finalist Michael Binger during heads-up play. At the 2008 Caesars Palace Classic, Khan won the $10,000 No Limit Hold'em Championship event, earning the $1,000,000 first place prize, his largest win to date.[7][8] As of 2008, his total live tournament winnings exceed $2,500,000.[9] His seven cashes at the WSOP account for $1,046,701 of those winnings.[10]


  1. ^ a b c d Mihoces, Gary (2007-07-18). "College dropout Khan cashes in, proves doubters wrong". USATODAY.com. Retrieved 2008-04-06. 
  2. ^ https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xGCil3Lq8Vk
  3. ^ http://www.randylew.com/2010/04/19/randy-lew-vs-hevad-khan-hu-mtt-part-1/
  4. ^ "Hevad Khan". pokerlistings.com. Retrieved 2008-04-18. 
  5. ^ Crowson, Arthur (2008-03-26). "PokerStars Sunday Warm-up gets RaiN'ed out". pokerlistings.com. Retrieved 2008-04-18. 
  6. ^ Lee, Bernard (2009-02-17). "Khan quietly celebrating his success". ESPN. Retrieved 2009-03-31. 
  7. ^ Lucchesi, Ryan. "Hevad Khan Wins the Caesars Palace Classic". CardPlayer.com. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  8. ^ Butt, Robert. "$ 9,800 No Limit Hold'em - Championship Event". TheHendonMob.com. Retrieved 2008-11-01. 
  9. ^ Butt, Robert. "Hevad Khan - Stats". The Hendon Mob. Retrieved 2008-04-18. 
  10. ^ World Series of Poker Earnings, worldseriesofpoker.com

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