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World Series of Poker Main Event Final Table Profile -- Michael Esposito

Esposito One Of The Oldest Player Remaining At Final Table


This week, Card Player will be looking at each of 2012 World Series of Poker main event final tablists, starting with the shortest stacks and working our way up to the chip leader. Be sure to check back each day to read more about the October Nine.

At the age of 44, Michael Esposito is second oldest player at the final table, in an event that has been dominated by the younger players in recent years. The Seaford, New York native is the father of two children and is a commodity broker by day in the city.

Esposito has live tournament results dating all the way back to 2002, where he was mainly focused on seven card stud. Between 2002 and 2005, Esposito had stud final table appearances at the World Poker Finals at Foxwoods and twice made final tables at the U.S. Poker Championship at the Taj Mahal.

In early 2005, he got his first taste of television exposure when he finished ninth in the $10,000 WSOP Circuit main event at Harrah’s in Atlantic City.

Since then, he’s managed to put together a string of small cashes, for a total of $164,339 in live tournament earnings. The main event is Esposito’s second cash of the WSOP, after he finished 209th in a $1,000 preliminary event for $2,377.

After making the final table and becoming an official member of the October Nine, Esposito claimed that he would spend his time off relaxing and spending time with his family, with little to no time allocated for poker studying.

Although he is in the middle of the pack with just 16,260,000 in chips, Esposito finds himself in a good spot at the table, seated on the left of big stacks Greg Merson, Jesse Sylvia and Andras Koroknai.

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