John Esposito (poker player)

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John Esposito
John Esposito.jpg
John Esposito in World Poker Tour / PPT / Mirage Poker Showdown 2005
ResidenceLas Vegas, Nevada
World Series of Poker
Final table(s)5
Money finish(es)35
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
11th, 1989
World Poker Tour
Final table(s)1
Money finish(es)7

John Esposito Jr (born June 7) is an American businessman[1] and professional poker player who won a World Series of Poker bracelet in Limit Hold'em. Esposito has 34 money finishes at the World Series of Poker (WSOP) including seven final tables and seven 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.[2]

He won his bracelet with a first place finish in the $2,500 Limit Hold'em at the 1999 World Series of Poker 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.[3]

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.[2]

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.[4]

As of 2017, Esposito's total live tournament winnings exceed $2,950,000 [5] His 35 cashes at the WSOP account for over $1,125,000 of those winnings.[2]

World Series of Poker Bracelet[edit]

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


  1. ^ "About". JEM China Direct.
  3. ^ "30th World Series of Poker (WSOP) 1999, Limit Hold'em: Hendon Mob Poker Database".
  4. ^ "John Esposito - World Poker Tour".
  5. ^ "John Esposito's profile on The Hendon Mob". The Hendon Mob Poker Database.