Antonia Esfandiari, born December 8, 1978 is a professional poker player and former magician from Tehran, Iran. His poker career began concurrently with his professional magic career following an invite to sit in a game of Texas Hold’Em. Poker would soon eclipse magic in his life and he would go on to become a regular in the cash games at the Commerce Casino in LA where he earned nearly $1.4 million in 2004.
Esfandiari is a close friend and rival of Phil Laak, with whom he co-starred in I Bet You – a television show documenting the pair’s antics and prop bets. Antonio is also a familiar face on popular televised poker programs including High Stakes Poker and Poker After Dark.
Antonio holds 3 WSOP bracelets, a WSOPC Ring and 2 WPT titles. Hendon Mob lists his total live tournament earnings in excess of $26.7 Million.
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Pokercasts Featuring Antonio Esfandiari
|Episode 94||Pokercast Episode 94 - Antonio Esfandiari||October 27, 2009|
|Episode 237||PokerCast Episode 237 - Antonio Esfandiari & Matt Savage on Partouche||September 12, 2012|
|Episode 332||Pokercast Episode 332 - Antonio Esfandiari and the 2014 WCOOP||September 19, 2014|
|Episode 405||Poker Cast 405: Antonio Esfandiari, Bilzerian Bike Bet & Baazov Steps Down||April 6, 2016|