Hometown: San Francisco
Country of Origin: United States
Birthdate: Dec 08, 1978 (Age: 34)
Antonio Esfandiari, born on Dec. 8, 1978, in Tehan, Iran, has become a crowd favorite. Also known as "The Magician," Esfandiari made the transition from professional illusionist since the age of 19 to poker professional.
He won the 2004 World Poker Tour L.A. Poker Classic main event, receiving nearly $1.4 million. At the age of 25, he became the youngest person ever to win a televised WPT event, as well as the youngest poker player to win a million-dollar prize. He also won a World Series of Poker bracelet in the 2004 $2,000 pot-limit hold'em event. He finished third in the 2005 NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship, winning $125,000. In 2008 Esfandari made the final table of the European Poker Tour Grand Final in Monte Carlo.