British pro Sam Razavi may hail out of Brighton but the popular eccentric pro is a regular on the Asian Poker Tour where he is closing in on this year’s Player of the Year award.
Since the turn of the year, Razavi has torn up the Asian poker scene with a total of 13 cashes in APT and APPT events, including two outright victories and four second places!
In February, Razavi finished second in a charity event at the APT Asian Series Cebu for the equivalent of $562 in prize money, then a couple of days ater he finished second again but this time in the Main Event of APT Asian Series Cebu. That particular result netted him $45,149.
Fast forward to July and Razavi was in Asia once again, this time finishing ninth in the HK$25,000 Asian Poker Tour Macau Main Event before he jetted off to Australia to win the APPT Melbourne Main Event for a cool $326,125.
Razavi returned to Macau at the start of November for the PokerStars APPT Macau 2012 Asia Championship of Poker where he won one event and cashed in two others before heading to Cambodia where the results just keep pouring in. Over the past week, Razavi has finished second in a $100 Charity event, won a $60 opening event, reached the final table of three other tournament with buy-ins ranging from $110 up to $1,100 and just yesterday Razavi finished second to Dmitry Ivanov in a $220 No Limit Hold’em 6-Max event. The boy is on fire!
Razavi’s remarkable results – only five of them count towards the current Player of the Year standings – have netted him a total of 892.40 points, which puts him slightly behind Australia’s Liam John Anderson in the rankings. Anderson has 11 qualifying cashes to his name that add up to 903.60 points. With Razavi being so close to the number one spot we would think he will stay in Asia for the rest of 2012 and try to return home with the APT Player of the Year trophy and $8,000 worth of tournament entries. Pokernews wishes Razavi the very best of luck.
Razavi contacted Uk & Ireland PokerNews on Twitter and had this to say:
@UK_PokerNews cheers 4 the report! Been a good week :) Points not updated, I am actually 360 clear of Martin Nilsson who's taken 2nd spot!Follow @Sam_Razavi
Apologies and congratulations!