Antonio Esfandiari

Professional Poker Player, TV Actor

1978 –


Who is Antonio Esfandiari?

Antonio "The Magician" Esfandiari, born Amir Esfandiari, is a professional poker player and former professional magician, known for his elaborate chip tricks. Esfandiari is the face of the United States' first legal and regulated online poker site, Ultimate Poker. In addition to appearing on several poker television shows, he has won two World Poker Tour championships and three World Series of Poker bracelets in his career, including the "Big One for One Drop" in 2012, a $1,000,000 buy-in tournament benefiting the One Drop Foundation. By winning the event, along with the largest cash prize in the history of poker at $18,346,673, Esfandiari has been ranked number one for all-time tournament poker winnings, until Daniel Negreanu took this title by finishing 2nd in the "Big One For One Drop 2014". In 2012, he authored The Magician's Secrets for Winning Tournaments on Insta Poker, a poker strategy game available for iOS.


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Dec 8, 1978
Also known as
  • Amir Esfandiari
  • Antonio "The Magician" Esfandiari
  • The Magician
  • United States of America
  • Iran
  • Del Mar High School
Lived in
  • San Jose
  • Tehran
  • San Francisco

on July 23, 2013