Game Over! Marchese is Champ!
The NAPT Venetian main event is over and Tom "Kingsofcards" Marchese is champion!
He made a huge comeback in a surprisingly short amount of time, value-towning Sam Stein in a huge way and getting looked up light on two crucial hands.
The first started with Marchese opening to 500k from the button and getting a call from Stein. The flop came K♣ 6♦ 5♥.
Stein check-called 625k on the flop and another 1.45 million on the 4♠ turn. Marchese moved in on the T♣ river and after some tanking Stein made the call with J-5.
Marchese had K-9 and doubled up, taking a slight lead.
The next hand played out almost exactly the same, starting with the $500k button raise from Marchese.
Stein check-called the flop and turn before calling all-in again on the river. The board read 9♦ 5♥ 4♣ 3♣ T♠ and it took Stein a long time to make the call.
Marchese showed pocket tens for the rivered set but he had been way ahead the whole time against Stein's 4♠ 2♠.
Tom Marchese takes $827,648 for first while a disappointed Sam Stein takes $522,306 for second.
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