Amal Bounahra’s biography
Amal Bounahra is a US poker player and a full-time mom, hailing from Ft. Lauderdale, a city on Florida's southeastern coast.
Amal is very well known in the poker community: she is a wife of the famous poker professional and three-time WSOP champion – Antonio Esfandiari.
However, she did not learn about poker from Esfandiari. It is a family thing for her. The fact of the matter is that Amal's father, Badih "Bob" Bounahra, is also a poker player. So we can say that poker is coursing through Amal’s veins.
Although not as well-known as his daughter's husband, there are also decent poker achievements on Badih’s record – $2 121 500 in total live earnings. Compared to Esfandiari’s $27 810 800, it’s a drop in the ocean, but still a great result.
By the way, Amal and Antonio met at the World Series of Poker: the girl was railing her dad. What could be more romantic than when you meet your future husband at a poker series?
Well, you know, something like "a girl-poker player met a boy-poker player and a spark flashed between the two, which, in addition to passion for the game, also gave them love for each other." Isn't it romantic?
Amal and Antonio started dating, and then moved to Las Vegas. They got married in 2014 and are still very happy together.
Little is known about Amal Bounahra, as the girl, just as her stellar husband, tries to keep personal life details secret.
On the flip side, Amal cannot obscure her poker achievements, and she’s got something to brag about. The girl participates in the World Serious of Poker quite often.
Her first ITM is dated June 2013, when Amal Bounahra took 237th place in the $1 500 No Limit Hold'em WSOP 2013 (Event #40). Her payout amounted to $2 625.
In 2018, Amal won $19 900 in the $10 000 Main Event WSOP, finishing in 728th place. It’s an excellent result given that the tournament featured 7 874 entries. As a side note, this is her current best live cash.
A year later, in 2019, the girl tried her luck at the WPT L.A. Poker Classic series. Thus, playing $10 000 NLH Main Event, she took 58th place that brought her $18 850 in prize money.
Overall, Amal Bounahra has so far won $43 900 in live poker tournaments.
Interesting facts about Amal Bounahra
- Bounahra and Esfandiari are happy parents of two kids (boys).
- Her father owns a card room in Belize City (Belize) at the Princess Hotel & Casino.
- In 2017, Amal and Antonio purchased a stunning $3.4 million mansion in Venice, area in western Los Angeles, California.
- In 2020, the couple moved to a more expensive house. For the 6 000 square feet (5 bedrooms and 6 bathrooms) luxury mansion, they paid $5.3 million. Location remained the same – Venice.
Amal Bounahra on social networks:
- Amal Bounahra on Instagram (amalesfandiari)