Chops (Wicked Chops Poker): Bigger partiers during their prime: Rocks & Rings or the
Antonio Esfandiari: Rocks & Rings. Are you kidding me? It’s not even close. Tilt-who? We tear it up.
Sean(Chicago, IL): You seem to like to talk a lot while you play to get reads on your opponents. Do you have specific "types" of questions you ask to enhance your reads?
Antonio Esfandiari: I like to make people feel befriended and when we’re in a pot when I ask them a question they might give away their hand. Poker is a boring sport at times you need to keep it going at the table. Whenever someone makes a big bet at me, I like to ask them what they have? They start counting their chips and then I say, no, what are your cards? That usually gives up some information.
Eric, AZ: I noticed your really good at chip tricks…whats your fav?
Antonio Esfandiari: The anti-gravity pop up where the chips pops up from one hand into the other. Or the four coin roll down is good too.
Matt, Coral Springs: Hey Antonio – what are your feelings on playing once you are in the money to get to the final table. I find I make the money in large tournaments very frequently but dont make too many final tables. Any ideas?
Antonio Esfandiari: You should maybe take more risks and stop worrying about making more money. You need to accumulate more chips early to give yourself a better chance to win.