Seaford poker champ recalls winning moment

Michael Esposito at the 43rd World Series of

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Michael Esposito at the 43rd World Series of Poker, No-Limit Hold'em main event. (July 2012) (Credit: WSOP)

The hand that set up Michael Esposito for a guaranteed $754,598 payout and a shot at a far greater fortune next month at the World Series of Poker came late on July 15 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas.

By then, the 44-year-old Seaford man had played nearly 12 hours of no-limit Texas Hold 'em every day for a week. There'd been 6,598 players in a room as big as a football...

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