Farzad “Freddy” Bonyadi was born in 1959 in Tehran, Iran and is an Iranian-american professional pokerplayer based in California. He has won 3 World Series of Poker bracelets.
Bonyadi moved from Iran to America in 1983, where he worked as an executive host in the LA Commerce Casino and as a shift manager at Hollywood Park Casino.
Bonyadi first came to the attention of poker players when he won a great prize at the 1998 World Series of Poker (WSOP), defeating a final table that included Mimi Tran and John Cernuto.
As of 2011, his total live tournament winnings exceed $3,700,000. Bonyadi is an exclusive professional poker player at Full Tilt Poker.