Aria $100k S.H.R II: Marchese First For $1,3 mil


The second instalment of the Aria $100k Super High Roller finally arrived over the weekend and it resulted in another big winner taking home a score of more than a million dollars. Tom Marchese was the man to come out on top of a strong 22 man field to scoop the title and $1,306,800 first place payout.

The 22 man field created a prize pool of $2,178,000, with that amount set to be shared among the top 3 finishers in the event.  The caliber of names that bought into the event included the likes of Doug Polk, Andrew Robl, Philipp Gruissem, Igor Kurganov, Jake Schneider and David Sands, so you can see just how tough a field it was. None of those mentioned managed to make the money as it was Tom Marchese who beat out Cary Katz and Brian Rast to claim the title.

The final hand saw him him call an all-in from Cary Katz who was holding the K-J when he himself was fortunate enough to have picked up the A-Q.  The board could not help Catz just as it had not helped him throughout the whole of the heads up period. Every time that Catz had a decent hand, Marchese always seemed to have one that was better.

Those two will have to make do with the $653,400 and $217,800 that they received respectively, definite improvements on the $100k they splashed out to initially take part in the event. For the rest of the players however, they were not quite so lucky and went home with absolutely nothing but the memories of playing.

This event is starting to prove to be a real popular one for the players, with the field having increased by 7 players from the first outing. The turbo format and the big rewards at stake obviously make for a fun experience for those that take part.

How It Finished

1st) Tom Marchese – $1,306,800

2nd) Cary Katz – $653,400

3rd) Brian Rast – $217,800

That is another event consigned to the history books and we now have to wait for the next big tournament to keep us all interested. We will of course let you know which events they are as soon as they come along.