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Look Out: Owais Ahmed

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Aug 24, 2011


Every year at the World Series of Poker, a player comes seemingly out of nowhere to challenge for the Player of the Year award. This year, that player was Owais Ahmed. He cashed a total of fives times this summer, and won his first gold bracelet and $255,959 for a victory in the $2,500 Omaha/seven-card stud eight-or-better event. He followed his first major tournament title with an appearance at the most prestigious final table of the summer, the $50,000 Players Championship. Ahmed cashed in fourth place at that final table, which was good for $482,085 in prize money — even more than he made for his gold-bracelet win. He grew his career earnings to $803,329 and jumped to 53rd place in the Card Player Player of the Year race with 1,932 points. Ahmed’s performances this summer came against impressive competition. He beat Michael Mizrachi heads up for the gold bracelet, ...

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