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Tom Marchese Wins 2012 $100,000 World Poker Tour Super High Roller

Former Player of the Year Wins Over $1.3 Million


Tom Marchese Tom Marchese has won the 2012 $100,000 buy-in WPT Super High Roller, topping Andrew Robl heads up to earn the $1,308,405 first-place prize and 600 Card Player Player of the Year points in addition to the prestigious title. This was Marchese’s first final table of the year, and it increased the 2010 Player of the Year‘s lifetime tournament earnings beyond the $3.7 million mark. Robl received $822,375 for his second place finish.

Marchese had to top an incredibly tough field of 27 players, who entered a total of 34 times in this re-entry event. Marchese was eliminated from this event on day one, and had decided against re-entering.

“I wasn’t sure about re-entering, but I had some friends who told me it would be silly not to," Marchese told Card Player. "I was on the way home then, so I just stopped off, took a shower to refresh myself, drove back to the Bellagio and managed to run it up to this, so it all worked out.”

Five players made the money in this event, meaning that one unfortunate player made the six-handed televised final table without cashing in this huge six-figure buy-in. That ill-fated player was Justin Bonomo, who was eliminated on the $263,160 money bubble when he ran top pair into John Juanda’s over pair.

Here is a look at the rest of the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:

Place Player Prize Money POY Points
1 Tom Marchese $1,282,905 600
2 Andrew Robl $822,375 500
3 John Juanda $562,320 400
4 Daniel Perper $394,740 300
5 Bill Kline $263,160 250