Tom Marchese, King of the Aria High RollersApril 5, 2016 11:19 am
The Aria Resort in Las Vegas is famous for hosting its high roller events each month, with the casino now considered a “go-to” venue by many professionals players. One of those players, Tom Marchese, is fast becoming the “King of the Aria”, and this year alone has made five final tables, and taken down three of them.
At his latest victory on April 1st, Marchese entered the $25,000 High Roller (XXVIII) event, eventually topping the field of 28 players over two days to claim a first place prize worth $260,655. The following day, Marchese then finished the $25,000 High Roller (XXIX) event in 3rd place for a further $119,893 payday.
Together with his other results at Aria high roller events this year, Marchese has now amassed $1,128,558 in winnings so far in 2016, quite possibly making him the hottest player in Las Vegas right now. Likewise, Marchese also enjoyed a similarly successful run at the Aria in 2015, having made six final tables and secured 2 victories throughout the year for a payout of $1,356,024.
Tom Marchese is one of the country’s most consistent poker professionals, and in 2010 was named the Card Player Player of the Year, having made 11 final tables, including winning the $5k NAPT Deep Stack Extravaganza at the Venetian for $827,648.
In total, the 28 year-old pro from New Jersey now boasts $13,153,970 in live career earnings since his first cash in 2010, currently ranking him at number 16 on tournament poker’s “All Time Money List”.
He began his career as a poker professionally at the age of 20 while still studying in college. At the time his father expressed concern about his son’s pastime, despite the cash game graphs he was show demonstrating that poker was not just a game of simple luck. Several large scores later at the Borgata in New Jersey, and his father soon embraced his son’s chosen career path, and Marchese has been at the top of the poker world ever since.