Antonio Esfandiari

DOB: 08-12-1978

Place of Birth: Tehran, Iran Resides: San Francisco, California

World Poker Tour (WPT):

Titles – 1

Final Tables – 3

Money Finishes – 5

World Series of Poker (WSOP):

Bracelet(s) – 1

Money Finishes – 6

Esfandiari moved from Iran to San Jose in California with his family at the age of 9. Ten years later he changed his name from Amir to Antonio and took up magic as a profession. He discovered poker while doing magic and was invited toa game of Texas Hold’em. While touring the poker circuit, he often shares a room with Phil Laak.

Antonio Esfandiari was first noticed when he came third at the World Poker Tour Event in 2002. He beat the temperamental Phil Hellmuth, much to the delight of those who were watching! He has an ability to read people and so far despite a few ups and downs, has had a relatively successful poker career. His win at Commerce Casino earned him over $1 Million. His total live tournament winnings surpass $2,700,000