RESIDES: SEAFORD, N.Y.
CHIP COUNT: 16,260,000
Perhaps the only true amateur at the final table, Michael Esposito is no stranger to watching money fly. A broker trading in commodities in New York City, Esposito has worked throughout the final table hiatus and has kept his focus on his day-to-day efforts. Even if he wins, he stated he'll be back at his job immediately after. Despite the focus on his true profession, Esposito is one heck of a poker player and has been playing for longer than most of the players at the final table have even thought about the game.
The final table is Esposito's second time in the money in the WSOP main event. Finishing 540th in 2006, Esposito had the experience to navigate his way to the biggest moment of his poker life. He owns a WSOP Circuit ring from a $350 buy-in event, made the final table of the $9,500 WSOP Circuit main event in 2005 and has more than 20 live tournaments cashes. On each day of the main event after Day 2, Esposito more than doubled his stack. He's looking to continue that trend for two more days.