Tom Marchese wins WPT $100k Super High Roller

Tom Marchese wins WPT $100k Super High Roller

Saturday, 26 May 2012

Tom Marchese has won the World Poker Tour Championship $100k Super High Roller. The man who plays online as Kingsofcards claimed the biggest victory of his career after beating Andrew Robl heads up, sealing the win with a flopped set of 8s against Robl's ace high.

Play started with six players but only five would make the money and it was Justin Bonomo who was the bubble boy. The EPT Grand Final High Roller winner called John Juanda's all in shove on a 10h-7s-5s board with A-10 but needed help when Juanda revealed pocket kings. There was no ace or ten on turn or river meaning Bonomo left empty handed.

Bill Klein's day had gotten off to a fine start when he doubled up on the very first hand of the day and it looked like his run good would continue after he flopped a set with pocket 3s against Andrew Robl's jacks. A jack on the turn put an end to that heater though, sending Klein with $263k, 10% of which will be going to charity.

The start of day chip leader Daniel Perper exited in fourth place when John Juanda spiked an ace on the river holding A10 to crush Perper's pocket kings. Juanda's tournament ended in third though when his pockets nines couldn't overturn Robl's pocket aces.

That left Marchese and Robl to battle it out for the seven-figure score and after a topsy turvy heads up encounter which saw the lead change hands a number of times, it was Kingsofcards who was doing the celebrating.

In addition to the $1.3m first prize, Marchese also takes home a shiny new trophy and a seat in next year's WPT Championship worth $25,000.

1st:  Tom Marchese  -  $1,308,405
2nd:  Andrew Robl  -  $822,375
3rd:  John Juanda  -  $526,320
4th:  Daniel Perper  -  $394,740
5th:  Bill Klein  -  $263,160
6th:  Justin Bonomo  -  $0

Tags: WPT Championship $100k Super High Roller, Tom Marchese, Andrew Robl, John Juanda, Daniel Perper, Bill Klein, Justin Bonomo