On July 3, Wednesday, the inaugural partypoker MILLIONS Vegas edition scheduled from June 28 to July 2, 2019 at the Aria Resort & Casino in Las Vegas, Nevada has ended, and the top winner goes by the nickname ‘Kingsofcards'.
The $10,300 buy-in MILLIONS special edition event with a $5 million guaranteed prize pool has been won by Tom Marchese, who took home a nice plump sum of $1 million!
$5 Million Guaranteed MILLIONS Vegas
When: June 28 to July 2, 2019
Where: Aria Resort & Casino, Las Vegas
Entries: 536 players
MILLIONS Vegas is actually a standalone $5M guaranteed ‘Special Edition' of the tour's focal Main Event, featuring a $10,300 buy-in.
As part of the WPT Five Diamond Poker Classic, a $100,000 buy-in Super High Roller tournament was played over the weekend at the Bellagio Resort and Casino in Las Vegas. A massive $3,724,000 prize pool was generated thanks to 38 entries, though, only the 6 finalists received a share of it.
ARIA Resort and Casino in Las Vegas has been running two monthly $25,000 buy-in High Roller events in the past couple of years. 28-year-old American poker pro Tom Marchese is one of the regulars in these expensive tourneys and incredibly enough he has won six of them since 2015! He took down his latest event and $260,655 last weekend after besting a field of 28 entries in a single day.
According to HighStakesDB, Marchese has cashed 11 times in ARIA's $25k High Roller events for almost $2.5 million!
Rio All-Suite and Casino was packed with players last Friday when low buy-in event The Colossus kicked off. Some of poker's biggest stars therefore headed over to Aria for a $25,000 High Roller instead.
Event #1: Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em ($500 buy-in) 898 players (a larger field than expected) signed up for Event #1: Casino Employees No-Limit Hold'em and, after 11 levels and over 14 hours of play, only 55 made it through to Day 2. The chip leader is Michael Trivett with 133,900 chips, putting him about 30k ahead of Sean Small's second-place stack of 103,700. Play will continue at 1 p.m. local time tomorrow in the Amazon Room at the Rio, Las Vegas. The winner will take home $84,915 and a WSOP bracelet!
Event #2: No-Limit Hold'em / Eight Handed ($5,000 buy-in) Day 1 of this event kicked off yesterday and saw a 481 players battle it out for eight levels of play. 232 players remained at the end of the day and the chip leader is Tom Marchese, who bagged up 153,975 chips. Only a few other players accumulated six-figures stacks, including David "Doc" Sands (110,825) and Scott Baumstein (111,100).
In addition to the players already named above, poker stars such as Antonio Esfandiari, Chris Moorman, Vanessa Selbst and Barry Greenstein will bring healthy stacks to Day 2. Here are some big names that, unfortunately, were eliminated during Day 1: Daniel Negreanu, Phil Ivey, Jason Mercier, Erick Lindgren, Jonathan Duhamel and Marvin Rettenmarier.
The $100,000 Super High Roller at the 2012 World Poker Tour World Championship was played last Friday and Tom Marchese took down the tournament for a bit more than $1,3 million. Andrew Robl finished as the runner-up, earning $822k.
It came to be these 8 (2 PokerStars qualifiers) relatively unknown players who made it to the final table in the NAPT Venetian Main Event. Sam Stein, Thomas Fuller, David Paredes, Yunus Jamal, Tom Machese, Eric Blair, Daniel Clemente and John Cernuto.
Anyhow, the 2 players that dominated the final table and made it to heads-up were Sam Stein and Tom Marchese. Sam Stein took the command almost straight away, and because he had won almost every single pot in the 3 past days, no one thought that Tom Marchese stood a chance against him. However, Marchese managed to figure out Stein's game and sense his weaknesses - and exploit them. It didn't take long before Marchese had taken the command over the game and after some time he had also taken every single chip from his opponent. A big congratulations to Tom Marchese.
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