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What Is Antonio Esfandiaris Net Worth? A Look At His Winnings, Houses, Tournament Success & More

In 2004, he managed to take down the prestigious WPT L.A. Poker Classic, pocketing just shy of $1.4 million. If he had any doubts about playing poker before, they were all gone now. But Antonio didn’t become famous solely due to his undeniable poker skills. A true entertainer at heart, he’s always been a notable presence at the tables.

He was later overtaken by Negreanu and numerous others, as more and more high-buy-in events started being played worldwide with super high prize pools and payouts. At the moment of writing this, “The Magician’s” live tournament winnings stand at close to $28 million, which suggests that the Antonio Esfandiari net worth should be around $20,000,000 at least. Of course, it’s impossible to say how much money Antonio has paid in buy-ins over the years, as tracking sites only track those events in which he made it into the money. For his part however, Esfandiari hasn’t mentioned any big time private game scores, but that doesn’t mean a whole lot. A lot of successful poker pros know it’s bad business to brag about how much you’ve beaten a guy out of.

He also had a budding career in magic to consider, and he felt that the name Antonio was better suited to it. So at 19 years old, he officially changed the name, and embarked on a career in magic in Los Angeles and Las Vegas. Although Esfandiari was very successful at the poker tables around San Jose, he did not have a good grasp of bankroll management. After meeting future roommate and mentor, poker pro Phil Laak at the 2000 WSOP, Antonio started seriously building his bankroll and used some of it to enter the WPT Gold Rush Tournament in November of 2002. It was in this televised event that Esfandiari gave a memorable performance by tormenting Phil Hellmuth at the final table before knocking him out and claiming the 3rd place prize of $44,000.

You can also find here poker player profiles, tournament poker results, poker rules, poker strategy articles, poker magazines, poker tools and poker training resources. He is Professional poker player and former professional magician. Esfandiari believed that the game of poker and magic have a lot in common; knowing the mind of your opponent and the audience is a thrilling gift that every player or magician crave. With his background as a magician, Antonio has developed the skill to read the mind of other people and gauge their probable moves.

Hellmuth and Esfandiari are two of the most recognizable names in poker. Hellmuth, 56, is the all-time leader in World Series of Poker bracelets with 15 and has more than $23 million in live tournament earnings, according to the Hendon Mob Poker Database. Esfandiari, 41, is a three-time WSOP bracelet winner with more than $27 million in tournament earnings, including more than $18 million for winning the $1 million buy-in Big One for One Drop in 2012. Poker is huge in the Middle East, and this could be thanks to superstar players like Esfandiari. Most of the players coming up from there are doing so through an online education in the game, which tends to be the case in the modern age of poker. There are multiple sites to choose from when it comes to selecting somewhere to play, so it’s often easier to use resources like the Arabian Betting poker section to search for an option that suits them.

He appeared in several poker and gambling movies, including Runner Runner, The Grand, Lucky You, and 7 Days to Vegas. He also played in Freelancers, The Bayton Outlaws, and Cat Run 2. In some of his interviews, Antonio has emphasized that he’s very family-oriented and very close to everyone in his family. So, it comes as no surprise that he devoted his win in the Big One for One Drop to his father, who was right there next to him, celebrating the big moment. Although he’s no stranger to long poker sessions and some crazy parties, Esfandiari identifies himself as a family man, first and foremost.

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