Live Events 2
Event #58: $50,000 Poker Players Championship

Seat 5: John Esposito (3,630,000 in chips)

John Esposito

The man Norman Chad refers to as a "Las Vegas Legend," Esposito, a Chicago-born, Las Vegas-based businessman and President of JEM China Direct, sits in fourth place at the final table. Esposito won his lone WSOP gold bracelet back in 1999 when he took down a $2,500 Limit Hold'em event for $219,225. Esposito's $1,313,338 in lifetime WSOP earnings make up a little more than a third of his $3,224,015 in lifetime tournament earnings as reported by Hendon Mob.

Esposito already has one deep run in the 2019 WSOP, finishing in third in Event #4: $1,500 Omaha Hi-Lo 8 or Better for $98,907. Esposito also has three top-twenty runs in the WSOP Main Event and finished 32nd in the 2011 WSOP Main Event for $242,636.

Esposito's first recorded cash was all the way back in 1985, thirty-four years ago, and his cashes come in a variety of doctrines, including Limit Hold'em, PLO, Omaha Hi-Lo, No-Limit Hold'em, Stud and Stud Hi-Lo, all of which are featured in the Poker Players Championship.

Tags: John Esposito