Ravi Raghavan Denies Antonio Esfandiari Another Million Dollars

Ravi put an end to Antonio’s run good. Sort of.

Somebody had to stop him.

Antonio Esfandiari has had a good year. $18M dollars (or math math math a little over $4M) will do that. As will a WSOP-E bracelet.

The Magician was taking aim this week on his second WPT Doyle Brunson Five Diamond title–having won it two years ago and final tabling it last year.

Esfandiari dominated play for much of the event, and took the chip lead to the final table. However, somebody else–dare we say–pulled a rabbit out of his hat?

That somebody would be Ravi Raghavan, which we believe translates in Hindu to “spicy Indian ravioli.”

Raghavan bested a stacked final table, which included LUCKY CHEWY (5th – $234,197), the multi-aforementioned Esfandiari (4th - $329,339), and Shawn Buchanan (2nd - $746,502).

For the win, Raghavan banks $1,268,571 and his first WPT title.

Get full results and recaps here.


5 Responses

  1. theboardofgovernor

    December 27, 2012 6:11 pm, Reply

    Remember when WCP would post new stuff several times a week? Now we’re down to two or three updates a month. I miss the old days.

  2. wpilson

    January 13, 2013 5:42 pm, Reply

    LOL….was thinking the same thing. Guess you gotta be an “insider” to get the goods now. This site could have been so much more, but I guess this place is happy being month old stale updates that I could get from Poker News and soft core porn pictures that U could get from Maxim.

  3. theboardofgovernor

    January 23, 2013 5:21 am, Reply

    In retrospect, I guess the signs were obvious that WCP was dropping off. There was the link to pororeport that they have on their front page, more than six months after it stopped working. Ditto the link to the Tao of Pauly, who hasn’t done anything on that site in almost a year. I’m guessing WCP’s “jump the shark” moment was the introduction of a pay-for-content portion, which also seems to have gone fallo. (I wouldn’t know for sure, as I didn’t pay.)

    I will miss WCP. It has given me countless hours of enjoyment, and it provided a unique blend of poker news and humour. My favourite of their running jokes: Not a real dragon.

    Requiescat In Pace

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