Pokercast Episode 94 - Antonio Esfandiari
Live from the Two Plus Two Studios - The feature guest this week on the Two Plus Two Pokercast is the always entertaining poker pro and magician Antonio Esfandiari. Mike and Adam track down Antonio out front of the Bellagio to talk about His deep run at this years WSOP Main Event. They also get into some talk about High Stakes Poker, his buddy show "I Bet You" and of course the guys couldn't have Dr. Esfandiari on the show without playing a round of "Lodden Thinks". Mike and Adam get a Deeb update with another edition of "Where In The World Is Shaun Deeb". Matt Young aka Probability provides some more great poker strategy about "PreFlop ISO" in this weeks Leggo Poker strategy segment. David Sklansky is back again talking about Jeff Lisandro's playing style which highlights the importance of stealing antes in another edition of the Sklansky Minute. Mike and Adam also discuss forum static and give away the first part of the password for the November 1st Poker Stars VIP Club Invitational for Pokercast listeners. Discuss this Pokercast on the 2+2 Forums
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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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