Amir Vahedi at the 2006 World Series of Poker circuit event
|Hometown||Sherman Oaks, California|
|World Series of Poker|
Main Event finish
|World Poker Tour|
Vahedi was named no limit Texas hold 'em player of the year in 2001 and was second to Men Nguyen for Card Player Magazine's 2003 player of the year. In 2003 he made the final table of the main event of the World Series of Poker and finished sixth, netting a $250,000 prize. Earlier in the series he won his first WSOP bracelet and $270,000 in a separate no limit Texas hold 'em event.
Vahedi was also the season three champion of the Ultimate Poker Challenge.
Vahedi served in the Iranian army during the Iran–Iraq War before becoming a war refugee and immigrating to the US. He was one of Ben Affleck's early poker tutors. Amir had two brothers, Masoud and Sayed, a sister, two daughters, Chanel and Erika, and a son.