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Surinder Sunar

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Surinder Sunar
Nickname(s)The Cobra
ResidenceWolverhampton, England
Born1 April 1959 (1959-04) (age 64)
Dhianpur, Punjab, India
World Series of Poker
Money finish(es)31
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
20th, 1992
World Poker Tour
Final table(s)1
Money finish(es)15
European Poker Tour
Final table(s)None
Money finish(es)7
Information accurate as of 8 February 2015.

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Surinder Sunar (born 1 April 1959 in Dhianpur, Punjab, India) is a British professional poker player based in Wolverhampton, who gained fame as a three-time finalist (series 1 and 5, plus the 2008 edition) in the Late Night Poker television series.

In 2004, Sunar won the Grand Prix de Paris event in season 3 of the World Poker Tour, defeating Tony G in the heads-up confrontation with A7o. Tony G taunted Sunar before the confrontation, telling him "Surinder, you are going to bleed so badly once it is heads up. You're putting me to sleep. I'm scared for you!" Sunar sat expressionless throughout the final table, on the way to a €679,000 grand prize.

Surinder Sunar placed 3rd in the 2012 English Poker Open, behind Chris Bjorin and Mickey Petersen, earning £35,880.[1]

As of 2015, his total live tournament winnings exceed $4,650,000.[2] He has 31 cashes at World Series of Poker events, accounting for $675,135 of those winnings.[3]

He stated that he does not play many tournaments anymore because of the rigorous concentration that is required. He explained in an interview that whilst playing a tournament and getting down to the final three players, fellow professional Dave Ulliott approached and told him that Princess Diana had died. Although he felt like he could think of nothing other than the tragedy, he turned inward to the place where he has total concentration and still won.[4]


Year Film Role Notes
2013 Trance Poker player Cameo (poker scene)


  1. EPO 2012 Final Standings Archived 4 March 2016 at the Wayback Machine
  2. Butt, Robert. "Surinder Sunar". The Hendon Mob. Retrieved 2008-04-15.
  3. World Series of Poker Earnings,
  4. Shulman, Allyn Jaffrey (2004-08-13). "Surinder Sunar - The Man Who Would Not 'Surinder'". Retrieved 2008-04-15.

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