LAPT Panama: Sam Razavi looking for PokerStars hat trick
Many people have spoken of poker's Triple Crown, the achievement of one player winning WSOP, EPT, and WPT events during their career. Fewer people have spoken of something tourney grinder Sam Razavi is lining up for today: the PokerStars hat trick.
With 12 players remaining, Razavi has an average stack and looks good to make tomorrow's final table. He's doing so just one month after winning the PokerStars-sponsored APPT Melbourne event for more than $340,000. That win did more than re-establish Razavi on the world poker stage. It, too, was his second major victory in a PokerStars-sponsored event. Last year, Razavi won the UKIPT Season 2 event in Cork for more than $100,000.
Now, Razavi is deep in the PokerStars' LAPT. Moments ago, he doubled up to stay alive and on track for a chance to potentially face Team PokerStars Pro Leo Fernandez at the final table tomorrow.
Over the past five years, Razavi has racked up more than 30 cashes, five first place finishes, and more than $800,000 in winnings.
If Razavi manages to win here tomorrow, it won't be the biggest cash of his live career (that one was in Melbourne) but it will put him tantalizingly close to having a million dollars in winnings in the first five years of his live career. What's more, it would give him a PokerStars hat trick that very few, if any people have.
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Brad Willis is the PokerStars Head of Blogging