Antonio Esfandiari just scored the biggest prize in poker history.
Now dirty little secret time for our mainstream readers: if he (or any pro outside of Phil Ivey) owned all 100% of himself, the score would be even sweeter. None of these guys completely owned themselves.
Regardless, the Magician controlled final table action, defeating Sam Trickett heads-up to bank $18,346,673. Trickett takes home $10,112,001.
The win makes Esfandiari poker’s all-time tournament money winner (obviously), putting him over the $22M mark. Tricket now has over $16M in career earnings.
Phil Hellmuth grinded out a fourth place finish for $2,645,333.
The two rich guys who were going to donate all prize money to charity–David Einhorn and Guy Laliberté–finished third ($4,352,000) and fifth ($1,834,666) respectively.
Get full final table results here.