Antonio Esfandiari Begs for Money, Tiger Woods Partners with WPT

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Antonio Esfandiari Asking Strangers for Money in Las Vegas Airport

Big poker tournaments are on the schedule for the next week or so in Monte Carlo and Atlantic City so it’s not a total surprise to hear that Big One for One Drop winner Antonio Esfandiari is hopping on a plane to go somewhere. What is surprising is to hear that Esfandiari, who won $18 million when he won One Drop, had no cash on him to buy himself some food before his flight.

So what did he do? Well, instead of doing some of his famous “street magic” for tips outside of his gate, Esfandiari instead wandered around looking for somebody who recognized him.

World Poker Tour Partners with Tiger Woods For Charity Event

Tiger Woods is partnering with the World Poker Tour again. (WPT photo)

Tiger Woods is partnering with the World Poker Tour again. (WPT photo)

Tiger Jam 2014, a charity event in Las Vegas featuring a concert, golf outing and a poker tournament, is scheduled for May 16 & 17 at Mandalay Bay in Las Vegas.

The poker portion of the weekend, dubbed Tiger’s Poker Night presented by the World Poker Tour, has a $10,000 buy-in and participants will play alongside Phil Hellmuth, Mike Sexton and, provided he can find some cash, Antonio Esfandiari. One of the prizes up for grabs in the poker tournament is a round of golf with Woods. A post-tournament party is being held at Moorea Beach Club.

The next night OneRepublic will perform at andalay Bay Events Center to bring the weekend to a clos

Tiger Jam, now in its 16th year, benefits the college-access programs of the Tiger Woods Foundation.

For more information on tickets and tournament entry call (949) 725-3003.

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Editor in Chief: Lance Bradley began working with BLUFF in March 2008 and was named Editor in Chief in August 2009. Prior to joining BLUFF Bradley launched an independent poker blog, in 2006. Before entering the world of poker media he was the Poker Room Manager for Bodog from January 2004 until June 2006. He graduated from the Applied Journalism program Kwantlen Polytechnic University in Vancouver, Canada.
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