Tom "kingsofcards" Marchese Is The 2010 Card Player POY

Published on December 27th, 2010 9:10 pm EST

Tom Marchese at the WSOP 2010It's official - Tom Marchese, also known online as "kingsofcards", has been named the 2010 Card Player POY.

In addition to receiving the title of Card Player's 2010 POY, Marchese will also receive a $10,000 seat to the 2011 WSOP main event and a trophy.

Past winners of Card Player's POY award include Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi (2006) and Daniel Negreanu (2004).

Here were the top finishers in the 2010 Card Player POY race:

1. Tom Marchese, 6,738 points
2. Dwyte Pilgrim, 5,576 points
3. Sorel Mizzi, 4,851 points
4. Vanessa Selbst, 4,608 points
5. John Racener, 4,493 points


Tom Marchese finished 2010 with an impressive $2,114,491 in "live" tournament cashes.

Tom's largest cash came in the NAPT Venetian main event in February, which he ended up taking down for $827,648.

Marchese also had five other six-figure cashes in 2010:

EPT Grand Final High Roller, 4th, $350,125
World Poker Finals Main Event, 3rd, $211,759
Borgata Winter Open Championship Event, 3rd, $190,027
EPT London Main Event, 7th, $156,490
$10k Pot Limit Hold'em World Series of Poker, 6th, $123,264


A number of players turned in very strong performances in 2010, but Marchese's remarkably consistent deep runs ended up earning him the 2010 Card Player POY title.

Source: - Thomas Marchese Wins 2010 Card Player POY Award



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