Sam Razavi wrapped up an excellent 2012 recently by not only winning the coveted Asian Poker Tour India, but by also being awarded as the APT Player Of The Year. He was awarded the honour after proving to be the best player on the Asian Poker Tour throughout the year of 2012.
The Englishman’s award is thoroughly deserved too, after having an excellent APT series. He started things off by being the runner up at the APT Asian Series Cebu in January this year, that was what set things in motion as he made cash after cash. He cashed a total of 14 times during the season, with two of them being outright victories in a couple of side events and three Main Event cashes in Cambodia, Cebu and the highstakes world of Macau.
His win at the APT India was definitely his crowning moment of the year though after he beat Hussai Lakdawala heads up to earn his victory.
That win only brought him around $14,500 due to a fairly small field yet when you consider the amount of events he has played in and been highly successful in, you cannot deny he was the obvious choice for the APT Player Of The Year. The player who finished in second place was Martin Nilsson, yet the margin of Razavi’s victory in the chase for the honour was huge and practically already set in stone even before the APT India.
APT Has Another Successful Year!
2012 was also a very good year for the Asian Poker Tour, with the APT hosting or backing a grand total of 10 events throughout the year, which included the big events such as the APT Philippines and the APT Macau.
This relatively new series also made progress in expanding its tour this year, with there being an extra five stops for the tour compared to last year. What you have to remember is that the APT are bringing poker to many countries that are still only infants with regards to poker at the moment, so everything that they are doing for the game is excellent.
The APT India marked the end of the tour, with everybody involved now taking a well earned break over Christmas. Then things will be ready to kick off again in February with the first event starting in Jeju, Korea on the 27th. The APT Asian Series Jeju will then run right through until the 6th of March.
We can all be sure of one thing; Sam Razavi will be taking part in his fair share of them next year.