Poker Cast 405: Antonio Esfandiari, Bilzerian Bike Bet & Baazov Steps Down
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - This week on the Pokercast: Antonio Esfandiari joins us to catch up on his latest tournament win vs. Jamie Gold, the Bilzerian bike bet and more. To begin, Adam talks about some iTunes reviews and has a bone to pick with a doctor, and Terrence has some new tactics in getting your flight upgraded and some more shower gate updates. This week in ICYMI: David Baazov steps down as CEO of Amaya, GPL Wildcards and schedule, Joe Mckeehan thinks poker players are treated like slaves, Bilzerian/Perkins prop bet and more. Antonio joins us in the second segment to talk about a multitude of topics including a glimpse into his childhood, family, relationships and a bunch of poker/ gambling stories. He also gives us his opinion on what poker needs to be fun again. After Antonio, John Beauprez joins us to talk PLOquickpro strategy in the Roscoe Report and we answer as much of your mail as we can! The password/format of the invitationals is included as well. Come to the show thread to follow along with the Roscoe Report hands: http://goo.gl/aWTWvS
Music: Mood Robot - Drip / Anderson .Paak - Am I Wrong (2016)
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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