Antonio Esfandiari


Nicknamed "The Magician", Antonio Esfandiari is a professional poker player who is a popular player on the tournament circuit and is known for his chip trick techniques.

Born in 1978 in Tehran, Iran, Antonio and his family moved to the United States in search of a better life when he was 9 years old. The family settled in San Jose, California and found life difficult because of the linguistic and cultural adjustments. At age 16, he got a job as a waiter at the restaurant. A bartender there introduced Antonio to magic by showing him a card trick and Antonio was so fascinated by it that he bought many books and videotapes about magic to learn about it. He taught himself a few tricks and used them to impress customers at the restaurant and hold private parties at which he worked.

At 19, Antonio accompanied a friend to a local cardroom in San Jose. His friend played in a poker tournament, while Antonio played in a cash game. He did quite well and thought that he could make money doing it. He studied the game built his bankroll enough to go to Las Vegas and enter the WSOP main event. Even though the trip didn't pay off, he met and became friends with Phil Laak, who gave him valuable guidance.

In 2002, Antonio entered his first WPT tournament, making it to the final table of the Gold Rush event and placing third for $44,000. He came back during the second season of the WPT and won the L.A. Poker Classic in 2004 for $1,399,135. He also became the youngest player ever to win a million dollar prize in a poker tournament and the youngest player to win a televised WPT event. That same week, he made another final table at a WPT event, finishing in 6th place.

His first final table (and first cash) at the WSOP was a 5th place finish in the $2,000 No Limit Hold'em event at the 2003 WSOP for $34,060. In 2004 he won his first bracelet and $184,860 in the $2,000 pot-limit hold'em event at the 2004 WSOP. He made 2 more final tables at the 2005 WSOP/

Antonio appeared in the 2nd and 3rd seasons of the Poker Superstars Invitational Tournament - the third season. He was also in each season of High Stakes Poker and each season of NBC's Poker After Dark.

Antonio authored "World Poker Tour: In the Money" which was released in early 2006.

In April 2008, Antonio made the final table at the 2008 PokerStars.com EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo finishing in 8th place, winning 168,000 ($266,004). In 2009, Antonio made his best finish so far in the WSOP Main Event, finishing 24th out of 6,494 player, earning $352,832.

As of 2009, he has 1 WSOP bracelet, 9 WSOP cashes and total live tournament winnings exceed $3,400,000. Along with Annie Duke, Phil Hellmuth, and Devilfish, he promotes UltimateBet.

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nice man likes the game and understands the rythm i respect him laak helouth matasow and jennifer tilly good ppl.

nature1970 on June 3, 2015

He turns out to be a person who is capable to get in to your head, and
uses it to his advantage in poker...i give him credit...[edited]

some groups of people have never totally advanced from the stone age!

????? on September 9, 2013

^^^^^^^

Officially the last post I'll make myself read on this forum. I hope all of you enjoy all of the blatant racism this site has to offer. I've begged the mods here to stop this shit. This site is a joke.

VA Poker on January 17, 2010

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Originally Posted by ????? View Post
He turns out to be a no class [edited],
playing in his bare feet at the WSOP Main Event.

Then he showed a complete lack of "skill" in several hands I saw on TV..He is not a premier player in this game, he's more of a dog!
What is your problem? All you do is come on here an insult people in an extremely offensive and ignorant manner. Nothing you ever say is relevant to anything. How could a bigot such as yourself even bring up the word "class"? Do you think you have class? Is getting on poker forums to say racist things class? Please stop taking out your personal issues on this forum and go seek some professional help.

VA Poker on November 12, 2009

He turns out to be a no class [edited],
playing in his bare feet at the WSOP Main Event.

Then he showed a complete lack of "skill" in several hands I saw on TV..He is not a premier player in this game, he's more of a dog!

????? on November 9, 2009

He brings fun to the game. He never says anything bad about players or is out of line in cash games that ive seen. When he was younger he got out of line a couple times with his waive and the time he busted phil ivey.. but he apoligized the next day. Hes really matured and he cares about the game. I recently met him at the panarama towers with my friend buffalo joe who he is cool with. He came over to my car and shook my hand even though he was late for a tourny at the time. Ive always been a fan of antonio and hope he continues with his success

vittek on December 29, 2008

Charisma, Guts, and Poker Savy make Antonio a threat at any table

thegrinder on September 1, 2008

Antonio needs to shut the fuck up on "High Stakes Poker". I love this country too but how many fucking times are you going to say the same thing, over and over and over and over again. Try playing a few hands and shutting your mouth. Jesus Christ you're annoying as hell, I might hate you more than Phil Laak.
Which reminds me, does it still chap you that Laak left you for a woman?
Everyone knows you're gay Antonio

bad_dog76 on November 30, 2007

I just wanted to say that you rock, Antonio! You're an amazing poker player, and you are very handsome and have a great sense of humor.

Jeannie on July 13, 2007

His young and his good he will get better as time goes by keep up the good work dont let those low life player heaters get to u cheers agha all the best.

shaheen shareef on May 5, 2007

how does this clown even get a page? cuz of his magic? what's he got,1 bracelet? lol i guarantee he has had a weiner in his mouth lol

headlessman1964 on December 31, 2006

Wonder if this guy can beat up mike tyson? lol, effeminite sissy, hes never won a fist fight in his life

DonkeySlayer on November 24, 2006

Dude, the guy has money. Money can get you any chick you want if the price is right. Buying women doesn't make you a pimp. Getting women with no money makes you a PIMP!

bad_dog76 on August 31, 2006

say what you want about his fairy wave, but dude, that guy's a muthaf-ing PIMP! i've seen his "girlfriend". i've seen him with that american pie girl. and now he's banging that brandi rose chick. this girl blows the both of those other girls out of the water. super f-ing hot, best female poker player i've ever played against, but man what a bitch. everytime she cleans you out of your money she says "thank you thank you". what i wouldn't give to nail her against the wall and say thank you thank you. f-ing bitch.

jesse shultz on August 19, 2006

Very overrated player. Needs a good kick in the nuts when he does his stupid fairy wave.

bad_dog76 on August 11, 2006

Whether or not he is a good pokerplayer is one thing... I think he is decent, but i hate when this little fag do his trademark wave! You are not cool, you have glasses!

Olstad on July 25, 2006

you can easley beat J.T

alan on July 11, 2006

SuperPasha
October 10, 2005
I hear his brother is really good too...

LOl I hear his brother is a DONK. J/k paul ;)

TheRaizer657 on July 7, 2006

Antonio is another flash in the pan who shows traces of decent game. His look and style plays well to the masses of morons who want to emulate him. I encourage it because Antonio's style is a losing proposition long-term.

grdred944 on January 6, 2006

Owns Hellmuth, OWNED BY GUS!

????? on October 31, 2005

I hear his brother is really good too...

SuperPasha on October 10, 2005

YOU ARE MY HERO! GO ANTONIO ESFANDIARI. YOU ROCK AT POKER. YOU ROCK AT LIFE! TEACH ME POKER. BARDAR! I think your rock and rings and elite! Can a brother get a phone call sometime?

Bird on August 24, 2005

you can say all this bad stuff about him but you cant say that he is a bad poker player

Unregistered on August 23, 2005

you bluff too much antonio you could have won that circuit event on espn ,it was funny watching that on tv you and the guy who eventually won it looked calm and poised everyone else looked like they just walked into a casino for the first time

tm3545 on August 17, 2005

ATT: ALL CASINO STAFF AND SECURITY: BE on high alert of a poker wannabe: antonio efandiari. He may seem unassuming but may sneak a backpack into the poker room claiming to be professional poker player. Under no circumstance do you assume he is a professional player. Keep an eye underneath the table he plays because he is known to leave suspicious packages there. Shoot the m f in he waves his arms - its a last dance to allah before he sacrifices his sorry ass

get realigous get security on August 3, 2005

antonio isnt gay he is banging that chick from american pie

the matador on August 1, 2005

It is amazing how much garbage is posted about this player, first of all it is typical for the losers to bash a successful person. Race, creed, gender is not the issue here, this guy can play and has proved it on the tables and in the big tournaments..what have you haters proved ? Nothing ..except being a bunch of racist clowns that have so little in your lives that you bash someone that has worked hard and now is a success in his chosen field which is poker. heather is the only one here that has a good heart and who cares if hr grammar is not up to par? Get a life you haters and keep your false BS to yourselves and TRY to emulate this player's success...Losers

GetReal on July 30, 2005

We are calling him gay because he is gay. Many gay celebrities have been out with the opposite sex to discourage rumors. Take Vin Diesel, Matt Damon, Elton John and Michael Jackson. Michael even went out with people that were his age! How that must have disgusted him!

PokerVertigo on July 26, 2005

how have you all seen his gf? where can we find pics?

anna on July 24, 2005

his girlfiend is hot and he plays good poker I can't complain. This site is aweomse.

meh on July 22, 2005

magicantonio.com

btw on July 20, 2005

Biggest nerd ever.

Sade on July 20, 2005

Good player, but needs to lose the obnoxious wave and attitude. To those that are calling him gay, why do you say that?, on TV they usually show him with a girl on each arm.

PokerVertigo on July 17, 2005

this guy is great! you have to love his style!

Lone Dude on July 17, 2005

I personally played with Antonio's father in a cash game at the WSOP for about 15 hours. Antonio came over and said hi, and was very friendly. His brother Paul also played a bit in the game and was a nice guy. Their father was fun to play with and they are a tight-knit family.

schneid on July 15, 2005

This guy is a cocky little prick, he cries like a baby when he's outplayed and even changed his name so he wouldn't get red- flagged at teh airport! LOL

CheckFolder/PokerStars on July 13, 2005

What a great player =-)

Alesya/Shorty/alesyawright on July 10, 2005

some ppl overestimate him and some underestimate him. He is a good pro but not a great.

JetsFan315 on July 6, 2005

Oh, yeah, I forgot. I don't know the guy, so me saying he is a genuinely good person is about as stupid as saying that I have a clue. Maybe I should STFU and go hang myself.

Ida in LA on July 5, 2005

I saw you on TV and I was thinking, is that Anthony from high school? Good to see you are doing quite well. Take care.

Mark Kawayoshi on July 5, 2005

hey good luck to you all the way man

Rich Nguyen on July 5, 2005

WOW! I'm shocked by the hostility and ignorance in some of your posts. It's really sad how being successful in the public eye can bring jealousy and negativity to such a genuinely good person. Antonio..........I wish you all the best.

Ida in LA on July 3, 2005

Yes but he's not one of the successful pros out there. He's essentially a noob. Hardly someone to idolize...maybe wait a few years

James on July 3, 2005

A magician? jesus i just read that lol

James on July 3, 2005

Wow Its Been A While Since Ive Seen This Site. I Took A Glimps Through And Just Want To Clean Some Things Up. Im The Real Heather That Is In Love With Antonio Lol.

HEATHER NICOLE on June 29, 2005

Anyone that calls himself Dirk Diggler, must have some issues about his real size!

BNB on June 16, 2005

I'm sure the Fagician needs a bunch of illiterate rejects to stick up for him. Not everyone is here for an Antonio love fest, some people don't like him, so get the hell over it.

Unregistered on June 14, 2005

eh retards talk smack about esfandiari after u make urselves multimillionares in one year off of just poker. hes a really aggressive player who'll take all ur money and wipe his ass with it.

Unregistered on June 11, 2005

yo antonio sux man he loses from every1 but sumtimez gets lucky and thats how he wins...I'm pretty sure he cant even beat me hahahaha.

da bagsta on May 31, 2005

So what, third is just second loser.

Who Cares on May 30, 2005

Hey The Magician just took 3rd in a WSOP no limit tournament. Another final table under his belt :D...

PAsha on May 29, 2005

Good player but he is too self induced to become great.

Dirk Diggler on May 23, 2005

Thank you Heather, there are always people who are jealuos of sucessful people

Antonio Esfandiari on May 18, 2005

I am so confused as to why the excessive bashing of this guy..... I would hate to think your all player haters...... I bet you are the same jerks at the table acting like a**holes as well, I dont think it has anything to do with Antonio, but your own miserable lives..... get over it!

HEATHER R on May 16, 2005

I feel guilty. I beat this idiot up in the Bellagio parking lot and took his last $4000. Sorry. I'll give you lessons to make up for it.

loser on May 1, 2005

I have never seen or heard about Antonio, until now. First of all Iranians are not Arabs!! We are not related to Osama. You people have a whole lot of time on your hands to sit here and arugue with one another. I would like to congratdulate Antonio with his accomplishments. Your are a strong Iranian. But please be proud of where you came from. Good luck in the future.

Anahita on April 28, 2005

Like to watch Antonio play but would not like to play poker against him though.

angels lily on April 3, 2005

he is too much of a bragger but he is a good player

JetsFan315 on March 28, 2005

zam, he called him an arab because he is from tehran which is the capital city of one of the 195 countries of the world. find an updated world map and look for it. good luck.

Unregistered on March 26, 2005

I busted him twice in 30 minutes. LOL

Nem on March 21, 2005

this guy sucks, he's another Hansen, just calls and calls and calls you raise he has 8's he calls an all in, raise he has 2's he calls

Sammy the Brick on March 19, 2005

he is'nt even arab. why do you call him that?

ZAM on March 19, 2005

i played with him in tunica too and i believe he is a great player

Stolztman on March 5, 2005

i played agianst anotnio and he not really all that good he was in tunica and busted out trying to bluff

joey crack on March 4, 2005

Great player liked watching him bend over Hellmuth and ass rape him at Lucky Chances.

Dirk Diggler on March 1, 2005

Hellmuth laughed and went home to his 9 bracelets (Nine more than this overrated garbage player)

Dirk Nowitzki on March 1, 2005

haha BTK is that the only thing you white ppl can come up with. wow your mature. But i agree hellmuth is a lot better.

tm91(ZAM) on March 1, 2005

hey wersian moneymaker sucks bad and there is no way around it he got lucky really lucky. Also it isn't tite its tight.

tm91(ZAM) on February 25, 2005

Antonio's a solid player, who lives it right. he won a bunch of money, then took his friends on a trip to the islands. NICE!!! He's livin good!

Robby James in Vegas on February 23, 2005

Forget this crap about Moneymaker and Antonio (the Iranian brotha). Moneymaker is tite and so is Antonio. Either way, I got to say this is the only Persian I know that dropped out of college and it looks like he turned all right. I go to Berkeley and I believe this cat is nearby in San Jose so I would be down to take him out heads up anyday (jk). I only wonder whether he sides more with his Iranian or Jewish side.

Wersian on February 21, 2005

Some of you dumbasses like chris moneymaker more than Esfandiari as much as you think moneymaker is good cause he got some lucky cards hes not and Esfandiari could take him out any day in poker or in boxing cause he is iranian and chris moneymaker is a loser

tm91(Zam) on February 20, 2005

I dont know if hes related to me or not, but we are both from Tehran and Have the same last name... What city does he live in?

Mehran Esfandiari on February 18, 2005

As always the insults fly around...I wouldn't consider him the best, but he definitely a good player. Him and Hellmuth should get together for a picnic and share poker stories..maybe Greg Raymer can eat them when they are both done. Imagine Greg sitting on Phil Face and Antoino on Gregs back.

Dan on February 16, 2005

i think he is a great player and now my favorite.i would like to play against him .

gr8t2bgr8t on January 31, 2005

Antonio is a solid players, and plays with more ballz than any one of you people rippin him. On the WPT he pulled off bluffs that really took alot of heart. I have the upmost respect for anyone who can put it all on the line with nothing, especially for that kind of money.

Ivey252000 on January 30, 2005

Those who ask if he is italian. Can't you just read his profile right here in this page??? It says originally from Tehran.

xerxes_the_god on January 23, 2005

Overated But Hes Got A Hot Girlfriend

SICILIANO13N on January 18, 2005

Fortunately, he probably has better things to do than check this site out.

Exactly... on December 29, 2004

Poor Antonio..his profile comments have all gone to hell! It's really too bad too cause he's a really good player. He also seems to be a decent guy. I don't know why all of you guys with no lives feel the need to show what morons you are by all of your foolish posts. There are some real sad wanna be poker players out there. This site proves it!

Unregistered on December 28, 2004

he's ok, phil laak is tons better

rashman191 on December 8, 2004

you were my cousins roomate at UCSB

hey on November 22, 2004

ill see you at the 80 160 table bro!!!!!!!!!

hey koshkesh aka carslo with a big truck on November 18, 2004

Some of you on this board are a scream. You work from check to check to reload your PartyPoker account (because you suck) yet come on this site and trash these pros. Antonio is definitely not a top tier player but he's pretty darned close. His game will get better when he knows how to play bad hands better. And as far as the 'wave' comments go -- He should have done a Terrel Owens dance in front of Hellmuth if that's what he felt like.

slvsc2 on November 15, 2004

GO ANTONIO GO! Your the best! I really would like to see you finish in some higher places. Cause I know you can do it. I'll be your good luck charm if ya want it.

Unregistered on November 14, 2004

Dont hate me cause you aint me!!!!!!!

Unregistered on November 7, 2004

Boy Antonio is the best player of the world. Once I found out that he is from the same country and city that I was ( Tehran ) I started loving this kid. I believe that he is a magicion and can read everybody's minds. Boy he reminds me of my cousin. He really resembles my cousin I'm not kidding! U'll c man one day I'm gonna b a famouse poker player like him. U'll c!

Moein < Mr.Habibi on November 6, 2004

Sorry I spelled my email wrong, so I had to write another one! Let me tell you something. This guy that is talking as "Antonio", is not the real Antonio. I bet he doesn't even know who really Antonio is! If he knew, he would stop acting like a baby and making fun of him. Thank you ........ bye bye!

Moein < Mr.Habibi on November 6, 2004

Hi Antonio! I looked you up on the wonderful www and what did I find? this f*%$#@^g amusing site! You have so many fans! Especially Heather Nicole! Is she related to Anna Nicole? Oh, yah, sorry I set your feet on fire!

Massachussetts on November 4, 2004

Antonio your a great player and one of my favs. Keep up the good work and make some more TV tables.

SSYoungGUN on November 3, 2004

thats it? I wait over a month for that? No new brothers? I haven't picked up a new religion? I haven't gotten married? I need a little more gossip than that ladies and gentlemen. "R" your killing me! Please do tell.Antonio Esfandiari

antonio esfandiari on November 2, 2004

haha, oh boy....if only you all knew him....it's not polite to disrepsect someone you do not know, not to mention very imature. Antonio happens to be a great classy guy who is just about the most generous person I've ever met when comes to his friends and family. I wish him the best of luck and many well wishes with his love for the Game of Poker. "R&R's" Antonio....

"R" on November 1, 2004

You should really put your energy into hating people you've at least met.

Unregistered on October 31, 2004

One of my favorite players. Really smooth at the table. Trying to play with my chips as well as he does...he's a good player.

Yeah on October 20, 2004

You are a colorful and entertaining player. Enjoy watching you play. Hope to see more of you on TV.

Unregistered on October 9, 2004

You guys are all so sad. Hardly anybody had anything valid or important to say at all, not much mention about poker??? Antonio is a really good player as are all the professionals. Some are just a bit better then others, or get luckier. He does not seem like a bad guy to me at all. I gotta say since my fav player is Gus Hansen I did love seeing Gus's call with 8 10 to Antonio's all in knocking him out of the bad boys of poker tourn. If you missed that one..watch the re-run. Good game and Antonio you did a good job.

Unregistered on September 23, 2004

Who said anything about marriage? He could just be havin "fun".

Unregistered on September 21, 2004

hey antonio, are you embarassed about your girlfriend? why dont you just come out and say her name and how many children she has? but i understand you calling her husband to try and keep everything on the down low, i mean i wouldn't want my mom to find out that i was a home-wrecker. p.s. love the facial hair

mr common sense/maverickles on September 20, 2004

I thank you all for giving me such joy to read all of your chatter. It really is quite amuzing. Screw you all that talked smack and thank you all that defended but either way please do not stop because it really does give me great pleasure. Antonio Esfandiari

antonio esfandiari on September 19, 2004

like the way the guy plays poker he has to have nerves steel to make bluffs like that

pocket7s on September 18, 2004

this guy is an amazing poker player

steve L. on September 15, 2004

His girl is a hot. I wish them the best.

Unregistered on September 11, 2004

gutsy but not as Gutsy as Gus Hanson. (See Bad Boys of Poker WPT finals)But his girlfriend is bangin!!

Bromptonizer on September 11, 2004

Hey heather nicole, with all that said, I still can't understand what your saying, and wonder if you comprehend what they are. This website is supposed to be about Antonio, not your unfortunate life. I find Antonio entertaining, and frankly I don't give a sh*t what he looks like or who he's dating. By the way his magic tricks are awesome.

Mr. Belvedere on August 31, 2004

This is to the guy who responded to Mr. Common sense. If you don't think it is a big deal, wait until your husband/wife/boyfriend/girlfriend or mom or dad does it to you fuckbag. and to cowboy 51, its not his fault that there are shallow people in this world who only like him for his money but he is the ugliest piece of trash i have ever seen

Kiss my ass on August 31, 2004

Hey now everyone lets all stop this shit. Antonio needed to change one thing and he has done it. if he has an old lady and she has kids so what your not raising them. Im sure that people wont be using him cause he has a family to take care of now. So get off him.

Unregistered on August 31, 2004

you're right

Unregistered on August 31, 2004

Who is Vikki Plett that keeps getting mentioned?

I have a Question on August 30, 2004

Once again- "NOBODY" is actually one word genious. Did you have those two kids of yours while you where still in high school bacause you sure seem like you've missed out on a lot...

TO: HN on August 30, 2004

Please email with your stupid comments. Your trash. Come one man give it up. I might have missed out on a little book work but atleast my mom work is done. Come on fool. When asses like you come along I just tell them LOOK DUDE IM GED. Please find something better to do.

Heather Nicole heatherxgeorge on August 30, 2004

Boy this guy is getting popular.

Unregistered on August 29, 2004

I think Antonio is a great player. I was very impressed with his play vs. Vinny Vinh on tv recently. Sure part of his success is due to luck. The same can be said of all successful card players. People who are not impressed by him have the right to say so, but the racist, profane commentary is really so unnecessary. And...without question the man is good looking. It doesn't hurt to have him and Gus Hansen around when I'm watching poker for hours at a time. :-)

Jackie/skichick on August 27, 2004

I never thought about being a grammar teacher so im all right there. Just let me help you with your A.D.D. you ready? Hey im over here. ok. Just kiss my ass you no body to me. ‹^› (stop giving everyone shit) HN

TO REPEAT on August 25, 2004

I actually was fortunate enough to meet Antonio (and others) in July while at the Mirage. I was down there for work. I'm working with about 20 of the top players on the poker tour. Our company "flopgear.com" will be launching shortly w/ licensed merchandise. Check it out. Also - check out my photos of me w/ Antonio and others at joshthue.comAnyway - Antonio was super kewl as was his gf vikki.

JT Money on August 25, 2004

he is so ugly and so is his new girl friend vikki plett. i hear she is married and has two kids. they are both infadels if you ask me. this guy just sucked it up on WSOP.tried to buy a huge pot and got shafted. Dude you cant buy pots like you can buy love dude. Go back to being a magician. love canada

noj/#1stunna/skaterj_00 on August 21, 2004

I've worked with Antonio on 3 WPT events and he is a gentleman and a great player...The commerce event he played in and won was one of our highest rated shows...and he was also one of the poker pros on two of our Hollywood Home games along with Phil Laak and they were a joy to work with...

dave on August 16, 2004

One word Heather Nicole: grammar

Unregistered on August 15, 2004

Who gives a crap who IT is. Man I thought this was Antonio's site. I quess i should have one too. I really should not be awnsering stupid questions from ignorant people. But hey might might as well up to date you. IF you know a good doctor have him explain to all of us how my lips are stuck to his asz and how i can be on his nutz too. FMI I seriously dont know how you got that. I know a good neurologist and phycologist that could help you hunny. I know what poker is and I do know other words besides sexy but thats all he is.(Ive had a persian they take care of thereselves im attracted to his style.) I think your jealous. I have never met him PROBABLY wont either. and? (Let me tell ya if i met Antonio hed be taken if he isnt already, I got that much confidence.) Im not always a biotch. Im not money hungry. I really dont see how you got that one. I work hard hunny, if that says anything.(I support two kids on my very own) Im not trash if that means anything. Im a very clean person I wish you could say that about your mouth. Please quit taking my prescious space now. email me [email]Heatherxgeorge@yahoo.com[/email]

Heather Nicole on August 13, 2004

Ahmed Esfandiari is a good player. I've played a number of times against him at the Bay. He has a way of playing hands and knows when to trap people and people when to go in strong. Until next time we meet at the Bay... Good Luck Magician....

Shannon B/Sburgess/Shannonb7575 on August 12, 2004

Hey Heather I know a real good doctor that can permanently remove your lips from Antonio's As*.

To Heather on August 12, 2004

What is your deal girl? Is "sexy" the only word you've learned through out life? Do you even know what poker is? Have you actually met Antonio, or are you just on his nuts like all the other money hungry bi*tches cause FYI you sound crazy!

continuation from above on August 12, 2004

Well if you dont like his hand wave... watch his lips it will turn you gay real fast. Im infactuated with him and all he has accomplished. I wish i knew more and had more to say. He is the SEXIEST poker player. Go Baby Go!

Heather Nicole on August 11, 2004

I met this guy at the my falafel bar, house of falafel in frisco. great tipper.

Falafel Sam on August 5, 2004

I think Anotonio is a decent player. But I THINK that the arm waving after winning a pot is a bit much...there is something to say about acting like a professional.

PokrStudent on August 5, 2004

Hey Mike, your just upset cuz it's not your head up his ass. I'm sure it's more pleasant than anywhere you've been!

Rectal envy... on August 4, 2004

ANTONIO.....Call me....your kicking some ass...who loves you man...and where did it all start ? LOL you , gabe, me , and a bottle of Jack -- You Da Man !!!!!!!!!!!!11

Ryan S. on August 3, 2004

i think antonio has is head up his ass with all the money he makes He thinks he is better than everyone. He wont even talk to anyone. He just walks by with his nose up. Money aint getting you no where and to RYAN S go make you own your peice antonio will be broke soon

mike on August 3, 2004

Gutsy player and a welcome addition to UB's family. That said have a talk with the programmers over there? has it become afreerollers paradise or what? The quality of the site has declined since the day they first hosted a 1500 player freeroll. Stop over taxing the gerbil running the server with freerolls UB. You're losing real money customers every goddamn day.

the voice of reason on August 2, 2004

Antonio is a great poker talent i play with him on ultimatebet all the time he actually wins at poker unlike most you morons who are here hating on him

Dont Hate Him Cause You Aint Him on August 1, 2004

I hope you werent talking about all of us well who cares if im poor atleast im happy

Unregistered on August 1, 2004

I was talking about anybody who said all that garbage up there, so if that's not you my comments weren't directed towards you.

Unregistered on August 1, 2004

To all you haters out there-You know you're jealous because Antonio who came from another country and who stereotypically is suppose to be at a disadvantage in America has managed to become more successful and has made more money than you ignorant people can even count. Oh, and here's a thought, why don't you spend more of your time trying to keep your girl from running to Antonio instead of trying to figure out whether or not he's a Jew. His ethnicity or religion is insignificant to the fact that you are going to still be the poor, pathetic people that you are sitting at your computer while he's sitting behind a poker table winning money that you wish you had.

ON THE REAL TIP on July 31, 2004

I'm nima, Antonio's cuzin, for the record, he is a persian jew and yes, he does dominate the poker world, i don't know who that guy is claiming that he is antonio, and do not disrespect farhad, antonio's brother. Antonio will be participating in the WSOP

Nima/Nima Tehrani/Chosofeel on July 29, 2004

what is it heather?

Unregistered on July 28, 2004

I think antonio is very sexy!!! He takes my breath away. He is good at what he does and doesnt need to change a thing. (except one thing you ask me and ill tell ya)

Heather Nicole on July 27, 2004

iranian players are the best at everthing exept grooming there back hair yeeeeeeee

pish tosh on July 20, 2004

wow Antonio cool to see actual people post to their article lol. Why bother with those rude and racist people when you can play poker :DThough I don't respect your table manner much, I have huge respect for you for being able to concentrate at one thing like magic and poker forfew years and become very best at it.Hope to see you on TV with AA on headsup match lol!Cya.

Eric/K on July 16, 2004

jew? brother farhad? where do you guys come up w this stuff? for the record i am persian. not italian. not jewish. i admit i dont know how to play. oh and if i have a long lost brother named farhad i would like to know about it. you guys seriously have way too much time on your hands. Antonio Esfandiari

Unregistered on July 15, 2004

How can any of you insult proffessionals, there pros they must be good and not just lucky, no one can have that good of a lucky streak. Every player on the left are good players, some better than others but there all good players.Monk104.

Monk104 on July 12, 2004

Say what you want, but that re-steal against Vinnie Vinh at WPT was the best move I've seen on T.V. easy.

MitchL on July 1, 2004

A great young gun on the poker scene, his record speaks for itself. Jealousy is a curse guys.

david.mahoney on June 28, 2004

He is very sexy. I love his hair.

Poker Kitten on June 28, 2004

Greatest Persian to ever play the game of poker. Hes a Jew to, which makes him great.

michael/ jordan/ mj23 on June 27, 2004

Excellent player. Nothing better than watching him beat up on hellmuth at lucky chances...and outdraw him at the wsop 3k pot limit this year. Great player...will win a few more bracelets and continue to make final tables. Whats with all these disrespectful comments anyways...u people are morons.

ADAM/A/heavydman99 on June 26, 2004

my brother is the best poker player in the world. this year he has made over 3 million playin in tourneys and bid limit cash games. he just bought me a new car and hes the best.

Farhad Esfandiari on June 26, 2004

over rated. knocked him out in a limit tourney. trys to bluff then when he gets caught he prays he can outdraw

Anthony on June 26, 2004

I don't like his table manners, and I hate the wave he does after a win. However, I am not going to insult him on some chat site by calling him silly names.

herman007 on June 23, 2004

hes iranian, hes sexy and rich too.

look on June 23, 2004

Is he Italian or Jew?

Unregistered on June 20, 2004

This guy sucks. Bad. Just real lucky.

TheTruth on June 18, 2004

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