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"The Magician" used his poker skills when he was denied to use the bathroom

Tags: Antonio Esfandiari, the magician.
Posted on 18 November 2011 by "T".

The American poker pro Antonio Esfandiari is a well-known face in the poker world under the nickname "The Magician. But it's not only at the poker table that Esfandiari can perform magic and trick his opponents. In the radio show Donkr Radio Show Esfandiari talked about a trip with his friend to Tanzania, Africa, where they went out hunting and also played some home games of poker.

The vacation was nice and relaxed until they went on a guided tour and Esfandiari suddenly got some problems with his stomach and needed to find a toilet very fast. He went to a closed restaurant and talked to a lady in the entrance.

"My poker skills came handy in there. I was thinking that if I ask her if I can use the bathroom, there's not a chance she will let me. But if I make a dinner reservation my chances will increase."

After telling the lady in the entrance that he's from Las Vegas and interested in a dinner for 10 people, he asked if he could use the bathroom. But the Lady denied his request.

Then The Magician decided to bluff...

"If I can't use the bathroom, I don't want to eat here tonight," Antonius said

The lady changed her mind and Esfandiari got to use the bathroom, and it also ended up being a nice story to tell his friends.

 


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26 comments for ""The Magician" used his poker skills when he was denied to use the bathroom"

 Fakiry18/11/2011 11:47:18 GMT
Ahahah!!! Very nice. Esfandiari used his rhetoric skills to put the lady on his side and got what we want/need! At the tables, arguments like this aren’t enough to get to know opponents game, so he better keep this tricks out of the tables!
 Pjot18/11/2011 11:51:13 GMT
Well, did ten people eat there that night? Or was it a scam?
 dlkiv18/11/2011 11:54:52 GMT
Posted by Pjot:
Well, did ten people eat there that night? Or was it a scam?

lol that is exactly what popped into my mind Big Smile Big Smile
 Pjot18/11/2011 15:48:18 GMT
Posted by dlkiv:
Posted by Pjot:
Well, did ten people eat there that night? Or was it a scam?

lol that is exactly what popped into my mind Big Smile Big Smile

Yeah, I can imagine, considering your new business and everything! You wanna know what kind of a person he is, so if Esfandiari comes around, you don't fall for the old ten-people-are-coming-for-dinner-can-I-borrow-the-bathroom?-scam.

The oldest trick in the book!
 GIOMi618/11/2011 17:08:05 GMT
Indeed he used his poker skills for using the bathroom, what a story to tell his kids and grandchildren when he grows old.
 Tizmo18/11/2011 17:52:13 GMT
well this just goes to show you, poker skills also help your real life Smile)
 rbdflyboy18/11/2011 17:59:53 GMT
nothing worse than gettin the scoots in the middle of no where Africa. Happened to me 3 times when I was there...turned out to be a milk related problem...ouch!
 Jibberish18/11/2011 18:10:40 GMT
that lady mustve been pissed when he didnt show up for dinner
 rbdflyboy18/11/2011 18:15:00 GMT
Believe me when your in that situation...you'll say just about anything...not to crap your pants.
 dlkiv18/11/2011 18:16:06 GMT
Posted by Pjot:
Posted by dlkiv:
Posted by Pjot:
Well, did ten people eat there that night? Or was it a scam?

lol that is exactly what popped into my mind Big Smile Big Smile

Yeah, I can imagine, considering your new business and everything! You wanna know what kind of a person he is, so if Esfandiari comes around, you don't fall for the old ten-people-are-coming-for-dinner-can-I-borrow-the-bathroom?-scam.

The oldest trick in the book!



lol I am a player too so would not work as I would want t substantial deposit Big Smile

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Posted by GIOMi6:
Indeed he used his poker skills for using the bathroom, what a story to tell his kids and grandchildren when he grows old.



lol sorry to say but IMO that is a pretty pathetic story Confused hopefully he has better than that Smile
 rbdflyboy18/11/2011 18:18:53 GMT
BTW about 90% of toilets in Africa are stand up....so...you can take it from there.
 LoGiX19/11/2011 02:34:56 GMT
What a "magic trick". It's just telling a lie to use the restaurant's toilet, nothing special. He'd better not be found by some of her african friends ^^
 godofcricket19/11/2011 08:08:11 GMT
But poker is about telling lies I guess!
 sry91119/11/2011 19:07:09 GMT
Thats really funny story Big Smile Bluff king Big Smile
 Macubaas20/11/2011 05:18:34 GMT
Nice to see that poker skills also helped him outside the poker tables Smile

It's a nice story indeed, and it's always true that in life you also need to bluff from time to time...
 bobbyneight20/11/2011 11:22:48 GMT
lol, nice bluff. This is a very funny story. You need to lie to reach something in life (in this case a toilet)
 Talabi20/11/2011 14:02:29 GMT
Wonder if he saw a tell and used it in his advantage lol
 OneBourbon20/11/2011 14:28:29 GMT
Hehe...I would have taken it one step further and ask to "sample" some of the finest wines after the "washroom inspection"
Cheers Smile
 Noisecore21/11/2011 06:37:17 GMT
Lol like you need poker skills for this :facepalm:
 vlplastika21/11/2011 14:40:20 GMT
magician was drunk, the focus was not successful. that in life and then in the game, bluffing.
 robroy07422/11/2011 21:33:31 GMT
after reading this i guess each lie can be refurred to as a pokerskill Big Smile
 thomas30dk22/11/2011 23:03:55 GMT
Well its shouldnt be to hard for a mastermind of deception to trick a waitor in a Tanzania restaurant.. But very nice move.. A shame it wasnt Daniel Negreanu working there, he would have called that bluff
 YOdiablo01/12/2011 11:39:25 GMT
Smile)))))))...Thomas30dk, the part about Negreanu was epic
 Satjah04/12/2011 10:30:45 GMT
next time better piss on the next tree...
this bluff will not work a second time, after its post in many news articles...

If i had has this problem i had say:
Your toillet or your entrance I have to shit...
Thats the aggresive Style, he is a bluffer...
 PhixedGear09/12/2011 04:51:05 GMT
I'm with Thomas30dk on this one. It's not much of a bluff...it's either lie or soil his nice white clothes. Tongue

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