Badih Bounahra is a 49-year-old businessman and father of three originally from Lebanon now residing in Belize City. He says he learned poker from television, and cheekily names seven-deuce offsuit as the "best hand in my eyes."
He has a few cashes to his credit, including one World Series of Poker cash from 2008 in a $2,000 No-Limit Hold'em event for $7,582. Although that is his only other WSOP cash, Bounahra has several others. This Main Event run is by far the largest cash of his career. Previously, the largest score earned by Bounahra was in November 2008 when he won a $1,020 No-Limit Hold'em Second Chance event at the Latin American Poker Tour San Jose stop for $30,054. Another notable finish was a second place in a side event at the 2009 Aruba Poker Classic for $11,000.
When he's not actually playing poker, Bounahra spends time running a private poker room in Belize City at the Princess Casino. He also enjoys fishing and sleep.