Amir Vahedi was born in 1961 in Iran in Tehran was the best known poker player of all time in Iran! Sadly passed away on January 8, 2010 due to complications from diabetes problems!
Amir was named player of the year was "no limit Texas hold 'em" 2001, cited in 2003 reached the "Final Event" World Series of Poker and finished sixth earning $ 250,000, also that year won a year's WSOP bracelet in Event "1,500 No Limit Hold'em! Vahedi was also champion of the 3rd series of "Ultimate Poker Challenge" duarnte his life he earned about $ 3,250,000 playing poker in tournaments!
Amir Vahedi served in the Iranian army during the Iran-Iraq war, and became a refugee after this open war and immigrated to the United States of America, another curiosity about Amir was that he was one of the first tutors Poker actor Ben Affleck. Some people have called the "Persian Cowboy".