seda1


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Here is the unofficial list of the biggest pots won online. The winners written first and underlined. On the first place is still the hand from summer 2006 when the games ran extremely hot at Prima. Both players had huge swings building up enormous stacks. Kowssarie (also known as TheTerrorist and TerrorOfSweden) was holding AJ against Loddens A9 with the board of AA75K.

1. Mohamad Kowssarie “Fast_Freddie” vs. Johnny Lodden “bad_ip”

Texas NL $200/400 – 465.451$ / Prima/Microgamin-network

2. Brian Townsend “sbrugby” vs. David Benyamine (hand included also ZRC, Tom “durrrr” Dwan and Phil Ivey for smaller amounts)

Omaha PL $200/400 – 429.240$ / Full Tilt Poker

3. Ilari Sahamies “Ziigmund” vs. Phil Ivey

Omaha PL $500/1.000 – 399.985$ / Full Tilt Poker

4. Phil Ivey vs. seda1

Texas NL $500/1.000 – 384.951$ / Full Tilt Poker

5. Patrik Antonius “Luigi66369″ vs. Tom Dwan “durrrr”

Texas NL $300/600 – 375.771$ / Full Tilt Poker

6. Ilari Sahamies “Ziigmund” vs. Phil Ivey

Omaha PL $500/1.000 – 360.000$ / Full Tilt Poker

7. Ilari Sahamies “Ziigmund” vs. Phil Ivey

Omaha PL $500/1.000 – 349.933$ / Full Tilt Poker

8. Ingrid_Swede vs. Patrik Antonius “I_Knockout_U”

Texas NL $200/400 – 330.733$ / Prima/Microgamin-network

9. Ilari Sahamies “Ziigmund” vs. Phil Ivey

Omaha PL $500/1.000 – 321.983$ / Full Tilt Poker

10. Ilari Sahamies “Ziigmund” vs. TheOcean0

Omaha PL $200/400 – 319.836$ / Full Tilt Poker

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So rumors are that the player behind the nickname “seda1” would be a wealthy businessman called Shaw Sedaghat. He is already known for playing in some really high-stakes poker games. He is known for winning millions from Ron Meyer (the long time head of Universal Studios).

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Sedaghat has been seen also at the live tournament circuit, including a cash at the WSOP main event in 2005 and running good at the LAPC. And one piece of interesting evidence is that he was the President and CEO for a company named Seda Speciality Packing.

Daniel Negreanu has also played against Shaw Sedaghat at huge live games and commented the game:

“My last match was versus a businessman who played very weak. He didn’t raise pre-flop and and never check-raised. How I lost… I’ll never know, LOL.”

So it would seem that another businessman with huge amounts of money is having some fun with “the big boys”! Maybe this answers the questions “who is seda1?”.. but remember these are still rumors!

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Phil Ivey has been doing really well lately. During the last couple of days he has beaten Phil Galfond aka. OMGClayAiken for more then $200.000 and Di Dang (Urindanger) also. But the best matches for Ivey have been against the screenname seda1 – he already had won more than $500.000 from seda1.

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Yesterday we saw on of the sickest sessions of online-poker when Ivey faced seda1 again at Full Tilt Poker. Ivey has told other pro-players that they were crossbooking with seda1 (meaning that they would double the stakes – so the $500/1000 blinds would be actually $1000/2000 and the pots double the amount). They use crossbooking since no poker room has games that big.

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When the games ended Ivey had a stack worth over $800.000! He had to reload once – so he won over $600.000 from seda1. And if they really were crossbooking the amount is actually $1.200.000!

Here are some great hands from the session:

250k pot:
http://www.pokerhand.org/?2133654

Nice checking with a flopped set:

http://www.pokerhand.org/?2133658

Huge 385k pot:

http://www.pokerhand.org/?2133659

285k pot – nice turn for Ivey:

http://www.pokerhand.org/?2133669

Ivey makes a stack worth over 800k:

http://www.pokerhand.org/?2133676

But who is seda1?

There has been lots of rumors around this – but one thing is sure: he is familiar with Phil Ivey. Making crossbookings and wanting only to play with Ivey. He might be a pro basketball player.. or even Barry Greenstein some are saying. But we are quite sure that seda1 is not Barry… Barry would be a much better player 🙂

Phil Ivey has been loosing horribly to Ilari “Ziigmund” Sahamies in pot-limit Omaha, but now he can smile when he has found a new opponent to play some no-limit Texas Hold’em. His new opponent plays under the nickname seda1 and in their latest heads-up battle Ivey won app. $300.000.

Ivey looking good with this nice stack:

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Here is a nice hand from the session:

Seat 1: Phil Ivey ($165 940.75)
Seat 2: seda1 ($118 070.25)
seda1 posts the small blind of $500
Phil Ivey posts the big blind of $1,000
seda1 raises to $3,000
Phil Ivey raises to $9,000
seda1 raises to $27,000
Phil Ivey calls $18,000

Flop:
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Phil Ivey checks
seda1 bets $54,000
Phil Ivey raises to $138,940.75, and is all in
seda1 calls $37,070.25, and is all in
Phil Ivey shows [ ]
seda1 shows [ ]
Uncalled bet of $47 870 .50 returned to Phil Ivey

Turn:
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River:
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Phil Ivey shows a full house Sixes full of Twos
seda1 shows two pair Queens and Twos
Phil Ivey wins the pot ($236 140) with a full house Sixes full of Twos