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Farzad Bonyadi
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Farzad Bonyadi at the 2005 World Series of Poker
Nickname(s) Freddie
Hometown Aliso Viejo, California
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 3
Money finishes 15
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
27th, 1998
World Poker Tour
Titles None
Final tables 2
Money finishes 10

Farzad "Freddy" Bonyadi (born 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 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 2008, his total live tournament winnings exceed $2,400,000.

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

World Series of Poker BraceletsEdit

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

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