Antonio Esfandiari is an upcoming professional poker player born on 8th December 1978 in Iran. He is known as “ Magician” in poker and Texas Holdem is his favourite poker game. When he was 9, his family moved to California. He was brought up by his father and grandparents in San Jose, California. He changed his name from Amir to Anthony and then to Antonio, due to professional reason. Though he was good in studies, he started working as a waiter when he finished school.