Esfandiari Takes Down Event #2 At 2012 World Series of Poker Europe

Published on September 26th, 2012 11:00 pm EST

WSOPE Logo - Small SizeWhat does Antonio Esfandiari do to follow up his victory in "The Big One for One Drop" and an appearance on The Howard Stern Show?

How about another World Series of Poker bracelet?

Earlier this week, Esfandiari navigated through a field of over 600 players to take down his third World Series of Poker bracelet. Esfandiari took home roughly $165,000 for his victory in Event #2 (1,000 EUR No Limit Hold'em) of this year's World Series of Poker Europe.

With his victory, Esfandiari extends his lead over Phil Ivey on the all-time money list. Esfandiari now has $23,270,636 in total lifetime tournament cashes, while Ivey has $17,517,475.


Antonio Esfandiari now owns three World Series of Poker bracelets and two World Poker Tour titles. Esfandiari won the largest single poker prize of all time in July when he took down the $1,000 "Big One for One Drop" for over $18 million. Antonio didn't have all of himself in the event, but it's rumored that he took home over $4 million after paying out his backers.


Thanks to his tremendous run at the 2012 World Series of Poker and World Series of Poker Europe events, Esfandiari now sits atop the 2012 WSOP Player of the Year race. Here are the top five players as of this moment:

Antonio Esfandiari, 683.10 points
Phil Ivey, 568.70 points
John Monnette, 541.25 points
David Baker, 517.13 points
Phil Hellmuth, 509.45 points

Esfandiari has now cashed in a total of eight World Series of Poker events this year, including three final tables and two bracelet wins.

It's good to be Antonio Esfandiari right now.


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