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Final Table Takedown -- Tom Marchese

Tom ‘kingsofcards’ Marchese Induces His Opponents to Make Mistakes

by Craig Tapscott |  Published: May 14, 2010

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New Jersey native Tom Marchese has been playing poker professionally for three years, specializing in six-max high-stakes cash games. He recently began to dabble in live tournaments, with huge success. He won the inaugural PokerStars North American Poker Tour Venetian main event, for $827,648. Two of his other major final tables in 2010 include a third-place finish at the 2010 Borgata Open, for $190,027, and a fourth-place finish at the $5,000 Wynn Classic, for $73,356. Event: PokerStars North American Poker Tour Venetian main event Players in the Event: 872 Buy-in: $4,750 First Prize: $827,648 Finish: First Hand No. 1 Stacks: Tom Marchese – 2,400,000 Sam Stein – 4,500,000 David Paredes – 3,800,000 Blinds: 30,000-60,000 Antes: 5,000 Players at the Table: 8 Hand No. 1 Key Concepts: Slow-playing a monster; letting opponents catch up to make a second-best hand Craig Tapscott: You were running hot coming into this event. What was ...


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