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Player of the Year: Thomas Marchese Takes Back Player of the Year Lead at WPT World Poker Finals

by Ryan Lucchesi |  Published: Dec 10, 2010

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The World Poker Tour World Poker Finals $10,000 no-limit hold’em main event at Foxwoods Resort Casino in Connecticut factored heavily into the Card Player 2010 Player of the Year (POY) race in early November. Thomas Marchese made his ninth final table of the year and finished in third place, which was good for $211,759. He also received 960 POY points, which puts him atop the standings once again, after Dwyte Pilgrim passed him in September by winning the Borgata Poker Open WPT main event. Marchese has won $1,998,700 in prize money in POY events in 2010, which tops Pilgrim’s $1,074,997, but Pilgrim has made more final tables, 13, this year. There are now 750 points separating these two consistent professionals, and considering how often they have run deep in events this year, this might not be the last lead change. It appears that the POY race will come down to ...


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