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The Magician joins WPT elite

6/3/2008
According to the World Poker Tour (WPT), Antonio ‘The Magician’ Esfandiari is to become the new face of an elite group of players who have won at least $1 million playing on the WPT. This group, currently standing at 84 members, will be known as the WPT Poker-Made Millionaire.

Esfandiari, at the age of 25, became the sixth player to achieve WPT Poker-Made Millionaire status, winning $1.4 million in the Season II Los Angeles Poker Classic. At the time, he was the youngest player to win a million in poker history.

As the face of the WPT Poker-Made Millionaire, Esfandiari will provide poker tips, tools, and tricks for fans and players while delivering updates and information from tournament stops via WPT Live Updates, web videos and online blogs. He will also act as the spokesperson for WPT’s subscription poker platform, CLUBWPT, and www.worldpokertour.com, WPT's real-money online gaming offering for the international market.

In addition to these activities, he will also represent WPT in worldwide tournaments and events.

“Antonio embodies the excitement that has become the WPT journey,” said WPT Founder, President and CEO, Steve Lipscomb.

“I will never forget the day Steve Lipscomb hired me to perform magic at the press release party for the WPT,” said Esfandiari. “All I dreamt of that day was winning a WPT event someday. To have actually won a few years later and to now become the official spokesperson for a company that did so much for poker and me personally is an honour I hold very dear to me. It's great to be a part of the WPT, who has been such an instrumental part of my poker journey.”

Stephen Holder
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