In what is sure to go down as the heads-up battle with the two craziest names, Reza Payvar bested Toto Leonidas for the $2,000 Limit Hold’em (Event #10) crown.
Toto has received some big-time TV exposure over the years, particularly driving Phil Hellmuth insane at the 2003 US Poker Championship in Atlantic City. While no Toto, Reza Payvar is no stranger to success either, placing in high profile tournaments over the past few years. For his win, Reza rakes $303,610. Toto takes $160,185.
The best part of this final though is the two final combatant’s names. If we wrote a poker movie, we would have players with names like Reza Payvar and Toto Leonidas. In fact, our faux-final table might also include names such as: Ang Dong, Papa Pestone, Skipper Paraguay, Hank Gams, Barzi Nicolitus, and Phil "Philip" Peppers. If you have any other made-up great poker names, please comment below. Really, poker names are like Soap Opera characters, just less porno-sounding. Well, except maybe Ang Dong.