Articles by: Antonio Esfandiari

About Time

Antonio Esfandiari | May 15, 2014

Life is too short to complain I’m curious. How many people reading this have seen the movie “About Time?” I recently just watched it and I must say I walked away with an incredibly valuable lesson. The main character has the ability to time travel — OK, I understand how ridiculous that sounds, but you [...]

Poker like a Rockstar … Addicted to success?

Antonio Esfandiari | April 15, 2014

When is this [poker] life not enough? Often I find myself asking why it is that I travel so much? What is it about the tournament circuit that is so appealing to me? Some could say it’s the equity and expected value of the money earned — some would say they enjoy the travel and [...]

Fun In Poker

Antonio Esfandiari | March 15, 2014

What’s taking so long? It’s just a game Joe Hachem recently did an interview in which he pointed out that the young players have taken the fun out of poker. I couldn’t agree with him more. Poker has shifted in the last years from a fun social experience to a game of intense thought and [...]

Moral Dilemma

Antonio Esfandiari | February 15, 2014

You ever find yourself in those tough spots where you REALLY don’t know what the right move is? On a recent travel, a situation arose in which I really didn’t know what to do. On one hand, I KNEW what the right play was and on the other, my heart kicked in and was arguing [...]

Get After It

Antonio Esfandiari | January 15, 2014

Why accept a ‘no’ when it can be a ‘yes’? For a long time now, I have wanted to write a piece about people in their normal day lives not being able to get what they want. And how they should shift their ways of handling certain situations to getting exactly what they want. Interesting [...]

Customs: Houston

Antonio Esfandiari | December 15, 2013

Once again, the man is trying to catch our hero up to no good Just leaving the edge of Texas approaching the ocean that lies ahead. We have been in the air for less than 30 minutes yet I cannot stop thinking about what just happened on the ground. The five of us boarded our [...]

Burning Man … Round 3

Antonio Esfandiari | October 15, 2013

Another dusty trip to insanity I write this sitting on a Southwest flight on my way to New Orleans. I am WAY past deadline. In fact, I find myself, yet again, giving the editor, Lance, a 1K freeroll to the charity of his choice if I do not deliver this article by the time he [...]