On every table he played on a giant Buddha card protector would accompany him
ZIGENAAREN aka Azad Pirooti is a young Swede who won the PokerStars Sunday Million TWICE in five weeks…
To work your way through several thousand players in the PokerStars Sunday Million is an astonishing achievement. To do it twice in five weeks? Unthinkable! But that is what a Swedish player called Azad Pirooti has done.
One mid-January (under previous name SwedisRotKuk) Pirooti won the PokerStars Sunday Million, cutting through a field of 7,632 runners to claim a first prize of $187k. In February as ZIGENAAREN he took down the Sunday Million again, this time winning $257k (being the last Sunday of the month it was a $500 buy-in event), after seeing off 2,800 other players.
As you might have guessed from his original name on PokerStars, ZIGENAAREN is yet another Swede to come off the seemingly non-stop conveyor belt of talent. He lives in Linköping (as does another famous player “Fast_Freddie“) and is reported to have earned more than $700k online in the past 18 months.
Pirooti has only played in one big live tournament – the Baden leg of the European Poker Tour in October 2006 in which he finished 26th. He made a big impression with his hyper-aggressive style and was unlucky not to finish deeper than he did. On every table he played on a giant Buddha card protector would accompany him.
Pirooti first enjoyed big wins playing on Ladbrokes under the name __Dolly__. In an eight month period he is said to have won the nightly $100 rebuy tournament 14 times as well as several other high stakes MTTs. A fellow player, when asked who his most feared opponents were on the site, said: “It has to be __Dolly__. This guy is absolutely fearless. Watch him on a Sunday night in the $70k – it is a rollercoaster ride.”
The rollercoaster is rolling all the way to the bank for ZIGENAAREN.