Winner of the One Drop event and the biggest winner in live poker history, Antonio Esfandiari, has lined up for a so-called IAmA interview on Reddit. In the interview, Esfandiari answered questions from an open stream of fans.
Winner of the One Drop event and the winningest live tournament player of all time, Antonio Esfandiari
, has lined up for a so-called IAmA-interview on Reddit.
The IAmA interview series lets famous people from all walks of life line up for a round of open questions, allowing fans to ask away for limited period of time.
For Esfandiari's interview, a number of fans had found their ways to the Reddit pages, asking about everything from his private life to his successes at the poker tables.
Many fans for instance wanted to know how "the Magician" started his career, and what eventually made him take up a living as a pro poker player
"A pro is someone who can make a living at it. Pure and simple," Esfandiari said when asked what his definition of a pro player is.
When asked about his own start in professional poker, he admitted to have had almost a revelation, leading him to take up the game for real.
"19 years… playing poker at a local casino… after reading my first book and playing… in a way it was like the Matrix… I just saw the puzzle unfolding before my very eyes."
Esfandiari also revealed who he enjoys beating the most in the game, naming close friend Phil Laak
as a sure number one.
Read the full interview with plenty of more Q and As right here