Antonio Esfandiari Disqualified from PCA Main Event

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Antonio Esfandiari is no stranger to high stakes, high pressure situations.

There are a number of ways in which a poker player can be disqualified from a tournament. On Sunday, Day 2 of the PokerStars Caribbean Adventure Main Event, Antonio Esfandiari was disqualified and it had nothing to do with anything the Poker Tournament Directors Association has ever made a rule for.

Esfandiari was disqualified for urinating into a bottle while at a table.

You read that right. Mother nature called and rather than leave the table and head to the men’s room, Esfandiari took care of business at the table. It turns out getting from the table to the men’s room would have been all too painful thanks to a prop bet Esfandiari had made with Bill Perkins.

To win the bet, Esfandiari had to lunge everywhere he went for 48 hours. Sunday was the second day of the bet and Esfandiari was apparently feeling the effects of lunging around the Atlantis Resort for two days straight.

Before Day 2 began, Esfandiari took to Twitter to give an update on the prop bet and ended up foreshadowing the big incident of the day.


Rather than get up from the table and inflict more punishment on his legs, Esfandiari got creative.

Not long after finishing, Esfandiari was disqualified from the Main Event and, keeping up with his side of the prop bet, lunged his way back to his hotel room. At the time of his disqualification, Esfandiari had roughly 110,000 in chips, right around the average stack.

After having some time to reflect on his actions, Esfandiari seemed remorseful and claims to have grown from the experience. Oh, and he won the prop bet.


Esfandiari’s punishment was only for the Main Event and he is allowed to play other PCA events beginning Monday.

11 COMMENTS

    • Walking like this[EXTERNALURL=”http://assets.menshealth.co.uk/main/gallery/31852/2-lunging-stretch-stronger-back-18102011__resized.jpg”][/EXTERNALURL]

    • Plan ahead next time, get an adult diaper.

      FYP

      But seriously, love Antonio, but don’t see how you can think this is appropriate on any level.

    • not washing your hands after u take a piss and then playing a game where every1 touches everything is just offside

    • FYP

      But seriously, love Antonio, but don’t see how you can think this is appropriate on any level.

      i couldn’t think a more perfecter way to word this. seriously. i once peed into a 44 AND 32 oz cup riding shotgun filling them both…but it wasn’t a prop bet, my dad wouldn’t stop at a rest area for over an hour after i’d requested him to stop. He had to hold the 44 oz and throw it out the window as i still wasn’t done so we both learned something that day….as did the magician