Not a bad way to spend your 32nd birthday.
Antonio Esfandiari captured his second World Poker Tour title (and first in over six years) by winning the Five Diamond World Poker Classic.
For the win, the birthday boy banked $870,124. Esfandiari almost led the tournament wire-to-wire, giving one of the more consistent and impressive performances of his career.
Fellow Victory Poker pro Andrew Robl (donning a much-cooler-than-Bill-Belichick-style hoodie) finished second, earning $549,003. Vanessa Rousso, a woman, who went to Duke, failed to become the WPT’s first open event female winner, finishing third for $359,964.
John Racener finished fourth ($232,271), Kirk Morrison fifth ($168,924), and Ted Lawson (who was the only person at the table sans patch) sixth ($126,693).
Get a full final table recap here.