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ADZ124 VLog: $350K Downswing Last Week

Created By: PokerListings
11 November 2010
Posted in: Matt ADZ124 Marafioti's Blog, The Online Grind

Matt "ADZ124" Marafioti didn't have the best week and he ended up taking a $350,000 hit! We stopped by his place at the Encore Tower Suites in Las Vegas to find out what that's like.

Marafioti is a legit high-stakes online player so take a few minutes and benefit from his experience!

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ADZ124 VLog: Las Vegas and Vanessa Selbst

Created By: PokerListings
21 October 2010
Posted in: Matt ADZ124 Marafioti's Blog, Tournament Trail

Matt "ADZ124" Marafioti is back with a brand new video blog and he's got some interesting stuff to say. This is a long one but if you put in the time you will be rewarded.

He tells us all about his recent live tournament activity plus a run-in he had with Vanessa Selbst in London not long ago. Let's just say it didn't go that well. Watch the video and leave your comments below!

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ADZ124 Epic Life Story Part 3

Created By: PokerListings
11 October 2010
Posted in: Matt ADZ124 Marafioti's Blog, Cold Hard Facts
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Matt "ADZ124" Marafioti is back with the third installment of his poker life story. Be sure to catch up with Part 1 and Part 2 if you haven't already.

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ADZ124: Epic Life Story Part 2

Created By: PokerListings
05 October 2010
Posted in: Matt ADZ124 Marafioti's Blog
Matt Marafioti

Matt "ADZ124" Marafioti is back with the much-anticipated second installment of his poker story. In Part 1 we heard about massive online heaters and personal life experiences.

Part 2 doesn't disappoint with big swings and even bigger wins from the times when high-stakes online poker was still in its infancy. Read on for the whole story and click through here to get up to speed with Part 1.

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ADZ124: Epic Life Story Part 1

Created By: PokerListings
27 September 2010
Posted in: Matt ADZ124 Marafioti's Blog, Cold Hard Facts
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Matt "ADZ124" Marafioti is a writing machine and he's decided to open up and share some personal thoughts and stories from his past.

Matt talks about his early runs in online poker and the reasons he decided to become a professional poker player.

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Matt "ADZ124" Marafioti has been writing prodigiously in the last week and we're only just getting caught up. He fired this one off on the way to London a few days ago.

Read on for tales from back home plus his plans for Europe.

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Matt "ADZ124" Marafioti is back with the second installment of his latest PokerListings.com blog post.

He concludes his tournament report from the WPT in Atlantic City plus some insider info on his latest high-stakes online cash games.

If you missed Part 1 click through here to get up to speed.

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ADZ124 in Vegas and Atlantic City Part 1

Created By: PokerListings
22 September 2010
Posted in: Matt ADZ124 Marafioti's Blog, Tournament Trail
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Matt "ADZ124" Marafioti is back to bring us up to speed on what's gone down since the WSOP. He was hanging out in Vegas before heading to the Borgata in Atlantic City.

Read about it all in Part 1 and check back tomorrow for the next installment.

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Matt "ADZ124" Marafioti is playing in the WSOP 2010 Main Event and blogging for PokerListings.com every step of the way.

We caught him for a video update on Day 2 in the parking lot of the Rio. He tells us about his day so far plus the high-stakes cash games he's been playing over at the Bellagio poker room.

Stay up to date with everything ADZ124's up to right here on PokerListings.com

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Matt "ADZ124" Marafioti just missed his first WSOP bracelet, finishing second in the $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em event a few days ago.

We've got the latest ADZ124 video blog. He brings us up to speed on his WSOP so far and what became of the infamous "Negreanu Challenge" he issued in his blog right here on PokerListings.com.

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Matt "ADZ124" Marafioti is at the final table of Event 38, $10,000 Pot-Limit Hold'em at the 2010 World Series of Poker. Hear what he's got to say right here.

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Matt "ADZ124" Marafioti has been blogging for PokerListings.com and he's just arrived in Las Vegas for the World Series of Poker.

Matt tells us about his plans for the WSOP, his recent cash game success and his travel around the world that brought him to Sin City. Watch the video.

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ADZ124: Putting Daniel Negreanu on Notice

Created By: PokerListings.com
14 April 2010
Posted in: Matt ADZ124 Marafioti's Blog, The Online Grind
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Sorry to those of you who expected another blog from me sooner. I've been busy this month at home catching up with family, after a long month in Vegas, which included all the highs and lows imaginable.

The money I brought down with me began to fly in all directions mid trip, -50k in tournament buyins, -55k in baccarat, my first table-game loss ever (which I took in one night on weed brownies and too many shots of jager betting impulsively), -55k in shopping by the end of the trip and -30k on Stars and Full tilt playing some small cash sessions and whatnot.

It was safe to say at this point, it was going to be very hard to make this trip profitable. I skipped the Indiana WPT and Bay 101 so my only way to really get even was the Wynn Classic, which I busted before the dinner break on day 1.

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ADZ124: LA to Las Vegas Trip Report

Created By: PokerListings.com
10 March 2010
Posted in: Matt ADZ124 Marafioti's Blog, Tournament Trail
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Hello, hello. Just wanted to give you guys an update on the weekend's activities.

I believe we last left off with me running super bad at the LAPC and losing the high-roller to a one-outer on the river, the main event kings to aces in the first level like a fish, losing to a free roll in PLO for $50k nuts vs nuts and losing a $45k pot with a wrap and a flush draw to middle set which we ran twice.

So basically, I needed to get out of LA.

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This week in LA has been rough in terms of poker, as it has in the past for me. First I want to make a correction to my last post. I had said that blinds were 4k/8k but they were actually 8k/16k in the Venetian 5k.

Now, I just want to say something to all of you haters out there.

First of all, when you are a figure in the media it is natural that not everyone is going to agree with things you say or opinions you may have, but when I post on this blog I want to express my feelings to you, talk about poker, and also let you know what kind of day to day activity I have been up to.

Yes, last week I bought some LV luggage, some glasses, some clothes, and got driven in a rolls, and I plan on doing more of that for the next 3 weeks, and yes, I guess it's natural for me to enjoy that.

If you want to hear strictly about poker when I am blogging and no humor that's fine with me, but I know for a fact that all of you who complained about not wanting to read the bullshit I wrote are going to hop back on that blog and wait for a new post because you don't have much better to do.

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Venetian $5k and Vegas Shopping Spree

Created By: PokerListings.com
02 March 2010
Posted in: Matt ADZ124 Marafioti's Blog
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Editor's note: Matt "ADZ124" Marafioti is the newest PokerListings.com blogger and he'll be updating us on his life as a young poker millionaire right here on the PokerListings Blog.

A few more quick thoughts: The napt venetian $5k, wee I had a piece of Tom Marchese aka 1st place finisher, boo i suck for finishing 70th.

Yay for 5th live tourney cash in a row, 22 blinds left, 8 handed table, utg + 1 makes it 18,400 at 8/16k one caller and I'm in small blind with 99. I make it 42,400 and he goes all in for another 135,000.

I had about 125 left or so and tank-called off my stack and saw the bad news that he had KK. Thoughts on this play? I feel I overplayed the nines considering the number of people left in the tournament and maybe even underestimated the under the gun raiser.

I'd like to say lesson learned but I'm sure I'll make the same mistake again in the future, as in poker we often repeat our mistakes many times before correcitng them if ever.

I dunno how most poker players live, but I'm one of the few fortunate enough to get driven around vegas in a rolls, smoking on fine green herbs and stay in the tower suite this entire month.

Anyways, gonna go party and get drunk cuz its my bday, maybe get a room at the roosevelt hotel tonight and just skip the highrollers tommorow... we will see...

I wish that they had a pokerstars bank at every casino, I hate losing $15k in a cash game and not being able to reload, online I can lose whatever i want in peace ... annnd done venting 

- Matt Marafioti

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Editor's Note: Matt "ADZ124" Marafioti will be blogging about being a 22-year-old poker millionaire right here on PokerListings.com. Read his first post below and check back for regular updates.

If you told me that on my 22nd birthday I would wake up at the Doubletree in L.A. with none of the $40,000 cash I arrived with yesterday, and a needling feeling of regret as I ask myself a few very important questions, I wouldn't believe it.

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