2010 CardPlayer Player Of Year Won By Thomas Marchese

Thomas Marchese has just won the CardPlayer Of The Year award, after a remarkable 2010 which saw him reach the cash in 16 tournaments for a total payout of $2,115,160.
What is even more incredible is that prior to this year, Thomas Marchese hadn’t even cashed in a live tournament, preferring instead to play online where he has also amassed an impressive $479,854.
Marchese’ transition from online to live poker has been nothing if not spectacular and his victories throughout the year include a triumph at the £5k NAPT Deep Stack Extravaganza for $827,648 and a 4th place finish at the €25k NL High Roller Event for $350,125.
In fact, so successful have Thomas Marchese’ results been this year that he only failed to cash in  May, July and December,  and managed to rack up five and six digit wins in all the other months.
Previously explaining how he was able to successfully make the adjustment to live tournaments so quickly, Thomas Marchese said:
“It’s been good for me. In previous years I have had issues with patience and things like that. I finally ironed it out and I have a more consistent and patient game. For me, since I come from cash games online and then going to tournaments where there is a lot of deep stack play I have an advantage over online tournament players, who are used to much shorter stacks. I feel like I have a good skill set for live and it has worked out so far.”
It certainly has and congratulations to Marchese on earning 6,738 points in the CardPlayer POY race to claim the prestigious honour.
Cardplayer awards points to players on a whole host of criteria, including the place finished at a final table, buy-in amount and number of entrants. Consequently, a players standing is not determined solely on winnings and the top five finishers in the CardPlayer award also included Dwyte Pilgrim ($1,074,997), Sorel Mizzi ($1,524,371), Vanessa Selbst ($2,803,013) and WSOP runner-up John Racener ($5,863,856).

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