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Shooting Star 2011

Marko Trapani’s legacy

by Todd Brunson |  Published: Apr 29, 2011


Marko Trapani, the founder of the Bay 101 Shooting Star tournament and one of the all-around nicest guys in poker, passed away last year. His tournament will live on, though, and this year it was hosted by his two sons, Marko Jr. and Chris. These guys obviously inherited their father’s easy-going manner and charisma. I hope they are around for years to come. They both participated in the tournament after giving their father a eulogy on the first morning of the event. Chris went on to lead the tournament at the end of the day, and collect the chip-leader prize of $10,000. In a memorable hand, Chris got Erick Lindgren all in, and both of them held pocket kings. Chris was lucky enough to turn a flush and send Edog home on the Bay 101 jet with me and Scotty Nguyen. Marko’s generosity also lives on. According to his last ...

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