Esfandiari, Selbst Among Pros to Battle in WPT Monster Invitational

Antonio Esfandiari

Six world-famous poker pros will face off against each other in the upcoming WPT Monster Invitational at Borgata.

The made-for-TV event will take place at the conclusion of the Party Poker Borgata Poker Open on Sept. 21. 

Antonio Esfandiari, Vanessa Selbst, Scotty Nguyen, David Williams, Phil Laak and Tony Dunst will have a shot at thousands of dollars in prizes in the tournament.

“I can’t wait for the Monster Invitational at Borgata,” said Selbst. “Given the short-handed structure, it’s sure to be action-packed, which is just how I like it.”

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First place in the Monster Invitational will walk away with Monster 24k headphones, a Hublot King Power Unico Watch and, most importantly, seats into the WPT World Championship, WPT Five Diamond and WPT LA Poker Classic.

“WPT Invitational events are designed to highlight the best of the best in poker,” said WPT president Adam Pliska.

“We are proud to join Monster, the makers of the world’s finest and most desirable headphones, in spotlighting six of the most celebrated players at Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa, a gold standard in casino entertainment.

"This table is destined to become an instant classic.”

The WPT Monster Invitational will be televised on Fox Sports in early 2015 with two one-hour episodes.

The entire event will take place at the Borgata Hotel Casino & Spa.

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