John Esposito (poker player)

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John Esposito
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John Esposito in World Poker Tour / PPT / Mirage Poker Showdown 2005
Residence Las Vegas, Nevada
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 1
Final table(s) 5
Money finish(es) 25
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
11th, 1989
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) None
Money finish(es) 4

John Esposito Jr (born June 7) is an American professional poker player who won a World Series of Poker bracelet in Limit Hold'em.

Esposito is a veteran professional poker player who has 25 money finishes at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) including five final tables and six cashes in the $10,000 No Limit Hold'em Main Event.

Poker career[edit]

Esposito has been a regular on the poker tournament circuit since 1985 and has won numerous titles in different poker variants. He first cashed in the World Series of Poker in 1987 in the $1,500 No Limit Hold'em event and first cashed in the Main Event in 1989, just missing the final table with and 11th place finish.[citation needed]

He won his bracelet with a first place finish in the $2,500 Limit Hold'em at the 1999 WSOP beating out fellow professional Mimi Tran heads-up, earning a cash prize of $219,225. That final table also included top tournament players T.J. Cloutier and David Chiu.[citation needed]

Esposito also has multiple high finishes in the $10,000 Main Event Championship including 11th in 1989, 12th in 1995, 19th in 1996 26th in 2001, 108th in 2004 and 32nd in the 2011 WSOP.[citation needed]

He has also participated on the World Poker Tour and has cashed in four WPT tournaments. His highest finish on the WPT so far is an 11th place in the 2004 Poker Million Cruise event.[citation needed]

As of 2011, Esposito's total live tournament winnings exceed $2,500,000 [1] His 25 cashes as the WSOP account for $881,846 of those winnings.[2]

World Series of Poker Bracelet[edit]

Year Event Prize (US$)
1999 $2,500 Limit Hold'em $219,225

Personal life[edit]

Before becoming a professional poker player, Esposito was a businessman and night club owner.[citation needed]

He has three children.[citation needed]