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Poker Life: Ali Eslami

Poker Life: Ali Eslami

by Ryan Lucchesi |  Published: Jun 15, 2011

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Ali Eslami first started experimenting with poker after he played Magic the Gathering in his teens and early 20s as a semi-professional. These days he can call himself a full-fledged poker professional who has racked up $699,751 in career tournament earnings and much more in various cash games. Eslami is well-respected in the poker community and he has only recently turned his attention to poker tournaments full time. That decision has turned out to be a wise one considering that he recently won his first tournament title at the World Series of Poker Circuit Western Regional Championship, which was good for $282,242. Read on below to see how Eslami first came to the game of poker and how a few wise mentors took his game to the next level. Building Through The Limits Friends from the Magic the Gathering arena first urged Eslami to play poker after they themselves won ...


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