amir vahedi 200 Amir Vahedi: Ben Affleck's poker tutor diesPoker site The Playr and professional poker player Mark Seif are both saying that fellow professional poker player Amir Vahedi has passed away due to complications from blood sugar levels.

Vahedi was known as being a fairly aggressive poker player and was quoted as saying, “If you want to live, you can’t be afraid to die” in regards to his poker-playing style.

A sixth place finish in 2003 was the farthest Vahedi got in the main event at the World Series of Poker, but he did take home a WSOP bracelet for winning a separate no-limit Texas Hold ‘Em tournament that same year.

Vahedi also won the third season of “Ultimate Poker Challenge.” To date, he has earned over $3 million playing poker professionally and was reportedly the poker tutor of actor Ben Affleck.

]]>tweeted, “RIP Amir Vahedi. Sweet man and a good friend. I am so sad” and Howard tweeted, “Amir Vahedi was one of the good guys. I’m very sad. RIP.”

Mark Seif posted on his website, “
I’ve just been told by close friends of Amir Vahedi, that Vahedi passed away in Las Vegas on January 8, 2010, due to complications involving blood sugar levels.  Waiting for for more details.  Devastating news.  Very very sad.” RIP Amir Vahedi. Follow Zap2it on Twitter and Facebook for the latest celeb news

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