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Sam Razavi Wins UKIPT Leaderboard

Sam Razavi

The ever-popular British poker pro Sam Razavi has been crowned the PokerStars United Kingdom and Ireland Poker Tour (UKIPT) player of the season after he topped the leaderboard by 19.45 points and as a result the Blackbelt Poker Pro will be bought into every leg during Season 3.

Razavi, known as “KODDZILLA” online, was the first player to reach the top “Black belt” level in the Blackbelt Poker VIP scheme and as a result is bought into major tournaments all over the world. Blackbelt's faith has certainly been repaid by Razavi who is a deserved winner of the UKIPT Leaderboard.

During Season 2 Razavi outlasted a field of 602 to be crowned UKIPT Cork champion and also came 17/615 in Manchester, 36/519 in Edinburgh and 41/1,058 in Nottingham, results that netted him 240.35 points. A special mention must go to the runner-up, Rupinder Bedi, who also had a great season but could not quite grab the win he needed to propel himself in front of Razavi. Bedi's results in Season 2 were 16/615 in Manchester, 30/519 in Edinburgh, 33/603 in Brighton and 39/602 in Cork. His second place finish earns him four buy-ins to Main Events in Season 3.

Top ten on the UKIPT Leaderboard

 1Sam Razavi240.35
 2Rupinder Bedi220.90
 3Chris Dowling206.95
 4Paul Nash194.70
 5Nick Abou Risk192.30
 6Mike Hill178.80
 7Fintan Gavin167.50
 8Richard Lawlor165.25
 9Richard Haile165.10
 10Sam Macdonald164.00

Congratulations to Sam Razavi on his most-impressive win. If you would like to follow in Mr Razavi's footsteps and become a UKIPT champion and remembered in poker's history books then you can qualify for each Main Event of the upcoming third season of the UKIPT on PokerStars. Should you not have an account already you can download PokerStars through PokerNews, enter the marketing code UKPOKERNEWS and the bonus code STARS600 and you will be able to claim a 100% up to $600 first deposit bonus!

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