There are a few players this year that have really taken massive strides in their poker career and enjoyed a level of success and consistency that they had never seen before. Sam Ravazi is certainly one of those players. The British professional poker player has never had a year like it, and will certainly not want it to end.
This year has been a special one for him, where in fact there are only three other players on the planet that have cashed in more major tournaments than him. This run of form doesn’t seem like it is going to stop either as he has been playing in two (yes that’s right two) live events at the same time.
He has been over in Cambodia taking part in the APT National Main Event there, whilst also moonlighting by taking part in the 6 Max side event too. He tweeted all of his followers that he was starting to struggle in the Main Event but stated they should all watch out if he manages to double up.
He eventually finished in fifth place in the Main Event for a payout of $7,400 which is not the biggest return in the world but 6 times the $1,100 buy-in at least. The 6-max event only has four players being paid with him currently the chip leader with six players remaining.
Ravazi has only just recently come off the back of a big win at the ACOP where he took down first place and a large payout in the HK$ 9,200 NLHE event, receiving a huge looking trophy in the process.
The Brighton based Briton has always liked to play all over the world and seems to like competing as far away from the UK as he possibly can, with most of his success coming in the Asian region, the ANZPT Melbourne Main Event being his biggest win of the year so far as he banked a massive $339,745 for his troubles, whilst the ACOP win and now the events in Cambodia.
In fact he is getting extremely close to cashing to a total of $1 million this year from tournaments alone, though he may need most of that to cover his air fares! His total for the year actually stands at $920,924 but with a good six weeks until next year he still has plenty of time to break the million marker.
With four major wins so far this year, it is by far his most successful at the felt. Though, he may well be able to carry this sort of form into next year too.