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Ray Dehkharghani Wins First Card Player Poker Tour Event of Year

$5,000 Wynn Main Event Draws $1 Million Prize Pool

by Diana Cox |  Published: Apr 17, 2013


The title of 2013 Card Player Poker Tour Wynn Las Vegas champion went to Ray Dehkharghani. The high-stakes cash game player began the official ten-handed final table as the chip leader and went through some ups and downs before ultimately defeating Sam Stein during a heads-up match that lasted just seven hands. The $235,931 score and title was easily Dehkharghani’s biggest no limit hold’em win. “I have won two small limit tournaments at the WSOP along the way, but this is my biggest no-limit score without question,” he said. As a predominately limit hold’em and mixed-game cash player, Dehkharghani had to not only adjust to a new form of the game, he had to switch to tournament style play. “I played the Bay 101 tournament a couple of weeks ago and I’ve caught a little bit of the tournament bug,” Dehkharghani said. “I’ve been working with Nick Schulman, my guru ...

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