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Capture The Flag -- Matt Marafioti

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Apr 16, 2010


Although Matt “ADZ124” Marafioti has recently found success on the live-tournament circuit, he is best known for his ability to maintain his concentration across dozens of the biggest high-stakes cash games online simultaneously. The 22-year-old Toronto native has made his living over the past three years by grinding at nearly every limit, and in 2009, he achieved Supernova Elite status on PokerStars. Marafioti is bold and brash, and isn’t afraid to tell it like it is to his opponents. Julio Rodriguez: Congratulations on achieving Supernova Elite status. Can you explain for our readers what it takes to achieve that status? Matt Marafioti: Only 30 players out of 30 million accounts on PokerStars achieved it last year. You need to acquire 1 million FPPs [Frequent Player Points] over the course of the year, and then you get the perks associated with that status. For instance, I get a $160,000 package from ...

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