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Esfandiari wins $18.3 million

Largest buy-in tournament in poker history attracts field of 48 players

Updated: July 4, 2012, 9:13 AM ET
By Gary Wise | Special to ESPN.com

$18,346,673.

It's a monumental number, the kind that only Manny Pacquiao, Floyd Mayweather and one or two other athletes will get in one lump payment throughout their careers. Now, you can add Antonio Esfandiari to that very limited list.

Esfandiari was one of 48 professional poker players and amateurs who put up $1 million each to participate in The Big One for One Drop, the Guy Laliberte brainchild that concluded Tuesday at the 2012 World Series of Poker. The 11.111 ...

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