RIP Amir Vahedi, 1961-2010

by , Jan 9, 2010 | 9:19 pm

Not many details at the moment, but Mark Seif noted on his blog tonight on the passing of veteran pro Amir Vahedi. Most people may recognize him for his 6th place finish at the 2003 WSOP final table, he earned over $3,000,000 in tournament action. More details as they become available.

3 Comments to “RIP Amir Vahedi, 1961-2010”

  1. Poker Brasileiro

    A real gentleman and a great player!

    Poker communities all over the world will miss him.

    RIP Amir Vahedi!

  2. Jen

    He was one of my favorites when I was photographing for Party Poker’s blog. He was such a colorful character and anytime I came in contact with him, he was such a gentleman. He will be missed.

  3. scott diamond

    I like many met Amir Vahedi while playing poker at the 2007 LAPC. Amir was interesting in many ways. He was a winner of a WSOP bracelet when they actually meant something the same year he made the FT of the WSOP ME. He had some chips too in that event but bluffed them away

    It surprised many that he would be playing some of the smaller buy in events at the LA Casinos because we all assumed he was big time. One thing for sure his personality was not big time . He loved talking to people and he was always pleasant when I saw him.

    At breaks periodically we would talk about his days in Iran. How he was happy to be in this country and have the opportunity to play Poker. He was also afraid at one point of being deported because of a small problem he had been involved several years ago. I told him he had no worries about being deported to Iran because the USA has no treaty with them allowing it.

    We also would talk Poker and he listened to peoples bad beat stories all the time without complaining. I thought this was admirable of him because I do not know of any other Pro Poker player who would sit down with an amateur and listen to bad beats.

    Amir left us to early and again it shows us all the blessing of life and that we should and need to be better people to others because our lives are just to short.

    RIP Amir give them a hard time in the Poker World in Heaven.