Thursday June 7, 2012 : Wsop Event 9 :
Canadian poker pro Ashkan Razavi added to his growing list of career cashes Wednesday with his biggest take-home yet – the impressive $781,398 main prize in event 9 of the 43rd World Series of Poker, a $1,500 buy-in No-Limit Hold'em Re-entry competition.
In claiming the lion's share of the $4,595,400 prize pool generated by the massive entry field of 3,404 players, Razavi triumphed over a final table that included Amanda Musumeci, Derrick Huang, Ryan Olisar, Duy Ho, Brian Rast, Greg Mueller Benjamin Reinhart and Dien Le, with the six-figure prizes extending right the way down to the seventh spot.
When Derrick Huang was eliminated in 3rd Place for $347,228, it was Razavi and Amanda Musumeci facing each other in the heads up, with Razavi holding a huge 6 to 1 chip lead which proved unassailable by his plucky opponent.
Musumeci had to be content with the second placing check for $481,643.
It was Razavi's first WSOP bracelet and his biggest win yet in 12 career cashes.