Through a combination of hard work, big results, and an affable personality, Antonio Esfandiari has established himself as one of the most recognizable and popular professional poker players in the world.
Born on December 8, 1978, Esfandiari immigrated in the United States when he was just nine years old. His family settled in San Jose, California, and it was there he graduated from Del Mar High School in 1997. It was at that time Esfandiari decided to pursue his passion – magic.Antonio Magic.
Young Esfandiari opted to change his first name to Antonio and became a professional magician, skills that have been put on display on numerous television broadcasts. There was no denying Esfandiari had the chops to make a living with magic, but that’s when poker entered his life.
He immediately fell in love, and that new passion consumed him. Before long, Esfandiari caught lighting in a bottle when he topped a field of 382 players to win the 2004 World Poker Tour L.A. Poker Classic for $1,399,135. Given his background as a magician, young enthusiasm, and his win taking place in the midst of the poker boom, Esfandiari immediately became a star.
A few months later, Esfandiari won his first World Series of Poker bracelet when he took down the $2,000 Pot-Limit Hold’em event for $184,860. Over the next decade, Esfandiari has continued to dominate the poker scene including a second WPT title when he won the 2010 Doyle Brunson Five Diamond World Poker Classic for $870,124, took fourth in the same tournament two years later for $329,339, and winning a third gold bracelet when he took down 2012 WSOP Europe Event #2 €1,100 No-Limit Hold’em for €126,207.Antonio 5 diamond classic
What about his second bracelet you might ask? Well that was Esfandiari’s greatest accomplishment, which was winning the inaugural $1,000,000 buy-in Big One for One Drop at the 2012 WSOP. It was the largest buy-in poker tournament ever, and Esfandiari played his way into the history book by capturing the $18,346,673 first-place prize.Antonio one drop.
That vaulted Esfandiari to the top of the all-time money list, though in recent years Daniel Negreanu and Erik Seidel have both surpassed him. Esfandiari is also the all-time money leader for players from California with more than $26 million in live tournament winnings.
In addition, Esfandiari has appeared on such poker television shows as Poker Night in America and High Stakes Poker, and also had his own show, I Bet You on MOJO HD, alongside his best friend, Phil Laak. Antonio & Phil all in all night Antonio & Phil i bet you.
|United States All Time Money List||2nd|
|California, USA All Time Money List||1st|
|All Time Money List Current Rank||3rd|
|All Time Money List Best Rank||1st|
|Global Poker Index Ranking||326th|
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