Badih "Bob" Bounahra: 2011 WSOP November Nine

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19 July 2011
Posted in: WSOP Blog, Tournament Trail
Badih Bounahra

At 49 years old, Badih Bounahra is by far and away the oldest player to make the November Nine.

He's originally from Lebanon and is a former resident of Ft. Lauderdale who now lives in Belize and runs the private poker room in the Princess Casino in Belize City.

Bounahra also runs a wholesaler and grocery business, is a father of three and goes by the name "Bob."

He has eight listed cashes on the Hendon Mob database with the biggest being a first-place finish in a $1,020 No-Limit Hold’em Second Chance tournament on the LAPT in 2008 for $30,054.

His massive cash in the 2011 World Series of Poker Main Event is now his second official WSOP cash. His first came in 2008, when he finished 51st in a $2,000 No Limit Hold’em event for $7,500. 

Along with 35-year-old Martin Straszko from the Czech Republic, he has to be considered the other real wild card at the final table with not much known about his play.

He is the first player from Belize to make the final table of the WSOP Main Event.

Badih "Bob" Bounahra

Age: 49

Main Online Handle: LEB_BEL

Twitter: @BobBounahra

Home town: Ft. Lauderdale, Florida

Current Residence: Ambergris Caye, San Pedro Town, Belize

Bounahra enters the final nine in sixth position with 19,700,000 in chips.

For a full list of players who have made the final table, check our November Nine recap.

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Gilbert 2011-11-13 23:46:49

Was watcg on TV and saw da BZ flag. Take it all da way!!!

chip 2011-11-07 01:53:56

Wow has anyone even seen the wsop 2011. It's a super miracle how he got from super low stack and then surviving to 2 mircale allins. First he cracked k's with flopping a st8 and then rivered a ace high 2 pair to beat an underpair.

tacogirl 2011-09-24 02:09:25

Go Bob.

RaeRae 2011-08-06 17:50:52

Wow!! Thats cool to know =)))

PokerListings 2011-07-21 22:07:07

@Belize Vity

Fixed, thanks for the heads-up.

Belize Vity 2011-07-21 21:19:04

He runs the a private poker room in The Princess Casino in Belize City, Belize not to Ambergis Caye.

Jason Southwell 2011-07-21 07:10:57

Take it down Bob!

Nick Sortal 2011-07-21 00:00:50

thanks for the link!