Surinder Sunar Profile

Posted by Bill "zimba" Seibert at 26 April 2011 04:21
Surinder Sunar is a legend within the British poker community. A long time poker professional who has had numerous European TV poker appearances winning three times on Late Night Poker. He finished in second on the 1996 U.S. Poker Championships. He won the 1998 Pot-Limit Hold'em Carnivale of Poker. Sunar won the World Poker Tour Grand Prix de Paris event, defeating Tony G. heads up for €679,000 and a seat in the $25k WPT Championship. Sunar has 15 WPT cashes to accompany his 30 WSOP finishes. Sunar has over $3.9 million in live tournament winnings. Sunar was born April 1, 1959 in Dhinpur, India and lives in Wolverhampton United Kingdom.

Things you might not know:
  • Sunar moved to England with his family at the age of seven.
  • Sunar holds a black belt in karate which he credits with improving his concentration for long live tournaments.
  • Sunar made his first WSOP final table in 1990 finishing in third behind Johnny Moss.
  • Sunar is known for his patience and concentration at the table.
  • Sunar is a member of the European Poker Hall of Fame.
  • Sunar, during a tournament, left one hundred thousand dollars in his Amsterdam hotel and didn’t think of it until he woke up the next morning back home in Wolverhampton.
  • Sunar during a tournament was once told by Dave "The Devilfish" Ulliot that Princess Diana had just died in a car accident, but he remained unfazed in his tournament choosing to mourn on his own time after the tournament.
  • Sunar once made Phil Hellmuth whine and cry at a final table in Atlantic City at the Taj Mahal.
  • Sunar was the first foreign poker player to play in the Aviation Club in Paris.
  • Sunar won the longest heads-up play in WPT history at the time while being taunted by Tony G.
  • Sunar has a 107 year old grandfather who lives in Dhinpur Punjab, the mountains of northern India who imparts wisdom to his grandson.
Surinder Sunar is a consistent deep finisher in live tournaments with a playing style that changes regularly. His demeanor remains stoic and unaffected by anything around him. Nowadays he plays a lighter live tournament schedule recently due to the extreme concentration required to win.

Sunar videos with a couple interviews during tournaments and an unlucky hand:

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