Still, the lingering impression he's left on most of the poker world is, on the whole, not good.
Talking with TD Matt Savage at the ongoing WPT Bay 101 Shooting Star event, though, it seems Marafioti is working pretty hard to overcome that impression - starting with the way he uses Twitter:
3) WPT Bay 101: Top 5 Stop on the Poker Circuit?
The PCA. The Aussie Millions. EPT Prague/Barcelona/London.
Outside of the WSOP there are a growing number of stops reaching "must-attend" status on the global poker circuit.
This week's WPT Bay 101 event in San Jose is making a pretty good case for the Bay 101 Shooting Star to be on the list (if it isn't already)
With a ravenous fan base, an eclectic format (big-name pros at each table with a $2,500 bounty on his/her head), a top TD in Matt Savage and, typically, a spectacular turnout it seems like it's the crown jewel in the new "West Coast" swing.
With this year's field at 586 and climbing - and social media posts of happy faces flying - it looks like the vibe is electric in San Jose again:
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