Esfandiari Disqualified From Poker Tournament For Peeing In A Container Underneath The Table
Poker Pro Kicked Out Of PCA Main Event
Poker legend Antonio Esfandiari was disqualified from play in this week’s $5,300 buy-in PokerStars Caribbean Adventure main event for something he did underneath the table.
Esfandiari and poker-playing businessman Bill Perkins had a prop bet that called for Esfandiari to lunge everywhere he went for 48 hours. The bet began on Jan. 8.
It’s unclear how much it was for, but the three-time WSOP bracelet winner called the prop bet “massive.”
“Been lunging around my hotel room all day,” Esfandiari later Tweeted. “Just going to the bathroom and back is starting take a toll on my legs. I am in trouble [tomorrow]!”
After awhile of avoiding all methods of getting around besides lunging, Esfandiari apparently found himself with the need to use the restroom during play on Monday and didn’t want to lunge all the way there to the use the toilet. He decided to urinate in a container underneath the table, according to various Tweets and media reports. Esfandiari himself hasn’t explicitly said what he did, but he did confirm what had transpired when replying to a flood of comments on social media.
“Following a violation of our tournament rules for players participating in the PCA, Antonio Esfandiari was disqualified from the main event,” PokerStars spokesman Eric Hollreiser said in a statement. “We do not expect to provide any further details on this issue.”
Esfandiari has apologized for the incident, calling his actions “unacceptable” and saying that he was “not happy with myself today.” He did say he won the prop bet.
— Antonio Esfandiari (@MagicAntonio) January 11, 2016
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