Fahrintaj Bonyadi Wins 2018 WSOP $1,000 Super Senior’s Event


Farhintaj Bonyadi won the 2018 World Series of Poker $1,000 Super Senior’s no-limit hold’em event for $311,451. The 83-year-old beat an area of 2,191 players, every one of which needed to go to the very least 60 years old in order to get involved. Bonyadi is the mother of three-time bracelet winner Farzad Bonyadi, and also with this win,  both also become the first mother-son duo to win WSOP gold. Along with her very first bracelet, becomes the first female to win a bracelet event of the summer.

“It’s just only my first bracelet,” Bonyadi told WSOP reporters after claiming the title. “I’m so happy. My son has three. I’m just so happy.”

Farzad educated his mom how to play poker, as well as existed on the rail when she removed this event for the most significant title of her career.

“I was standing there for 20 hours trying to help her out, but she did it on her own,” said Farzad. “I’m so happy for her. She deserves it. She’s been cashing so many times. She won a tournament for $50,000, for $45,000, but this is her biggest score.”

Bonyadi entered into the final table in 7th chip position. She had the ability to knock Paul Lee out in 3rd area ($ 140,273) to go into heads-up play against Robert Coastline at a 3-to-1 chip disadvantage. By the time play was stopped at the end of day 3 Beach had actually expanded that benefit to 4.5-to-1.

In spite of being down, Bonyadi chose not to quit. The also inevitably fought it out for 175 hands of heads-up action. Bonyadi was able to fight her way into the lead by the time the final hand occurred.

Official Final Table Results

Place Player Country Prize
1 Farhintaj Bonyadi United States $311,451
2 Robert Beach United States $192,397
3 Paul W Lee United States $140,273
4 Linda Iwaniak United Kingdom $103,215
5 Russell Sutton Canada $76,655
6 Alan Denkenson United States $57,465
7 Charles Thompson United States $43,489
8 Neil Henley United States $33,227
9 Bill Fogel United States $25,633