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Tom Marchese Highlights ARIA $25,000 High Roller Results from 2015 with Three Wins

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  • Tom Marchese highlights 2015 results from $25,000 high roller events at ARIA Resort & Casino Las Vegas.

Throughout 2015, the poker room at ARIA Resort & Casino Las Vegas hosted a heavy dose of $25,000 high roller poker tournaments — 20, to be exact. According to event results posted on, the average field size for these events was 30, with the smallest event tallying 12 entries and the largest attracting 49. The total amount of prize money awarded was $14,277,898, and the average first-place prize was nearly $300,000*.

A handful of players reached the winner's circle more than one time. Tom Marchese absolutely crushed these events with three wins, six cashes, and $1,356,024 in earnings. Byron Kaverman, who should win 2015 Global Poker Index Player of the Year honors, won two events, cashed five times, and earned $1,064,624. Andrew Lichtenberger and Taylor Paur were the other two players to win multiple ARIA $25,000 events, with each of them grabbing two titles.

For Lichtenberger, he only cashed twice, but both times he did he won. With $831,140 in earnings, Lichtenberger earned the third most money from ARIA $25,000 events in 2015, and he won the largest and third largest events for $398,160 and $432,980, respectively.

2015 ARIA $25,000 High Roller Winners

DateEntriesPrize PoolWinner1st Prize
Jan 3041$1,004,500Tom Marchese$383,060
Jan 3142$1,029,000Tom Marchese$298,816
Feb 2012$294,000Erik Seidel$159,230
Feb 2115$367,500Andrew Robl$210,000
March 2734$816,000Byron Kaverman$282,948
March 2816$384,000Byron Kaverman$243,240
May 2941$1,023,360Max Silver$432,960
May 3049$1,175,520Andrew Lichtenberger$398,160
July 741$984,020Andrew Lichtenberger$432,980
Aug 2127$648,000Keith Lehr$300,000
Aug 2221$504,000John Morgan$168,100
Sep 1121$504,000Tom Marchese$252,400
Sep 1231$744,000Zach Hyman$250,000
Oct 124$576,000Sean Winter$314,352
Oct 231$744,000Barry Hutter$214,078
Nov 619$456,000Taylor Paur$273,600
Nov 727$648,000Cary Katz$249,101
Dec 723$552,000Taylor Paur$252,000
Dec 839$935,998Matt Berkey$315,180
Dec 2037$888,000David Peters$426,240

Through the 20 $25,000 events held at ARIA, 51 different players cashed. The most cashes belonged to Marchese, Kaverman was second with five, and then Erik Seidel had the third most cashes with four. Tony Gregg, Barry Hutter, Cary Katz, and Brian Rast each cashed three times.

2015 ARIA $25,000 High Roller Earnings List

RankPlayer2015 Earnings
1Tom Marchese$1,356,024
2Byron Kaverman$1,064,624
3Andrew Lichtenberger$831,140
4Erik Seidel$641,870
5Taylor Paur$525,600
6Tony Gregg$468,569
7Keith Lehr$468,000
8Barry Hutter$467,326
9Isaac Haxton$445,159
10Max Silver$432,960
11Jake Schindler$432,939
12David Peters$426,240
13Andrew Robl$411,200
14Cary Katz$396,701
15Matt Berkey$315,180
16Sean Winter$314,352
17Ben Lamb$300,000
18Jason Koon$281,387
19Brian Rast$276,613
20Dan Smith$253,440
21Zach Hyman$250,000
22Roger Sippl$246,954
23Dong Kim$246,000
24Adam Bilzerian$246,000
25Matt Hyman$241,555
26Sam Soverel$233,880
27Richard Kirsch$229,840
28Isaac Baron$218,400
29Richard Lyndaker$216,300
30Kyle Julius$199,345
31Justin Bonomo$176,400
32John Morgan$168,100
33David Sands$167,900
34Ankush Mandavia$141,000
35Antonio Esfandiari$140,630
36Ali Fazeli$136,800
37Amit Makhija$134,770
38Nick Schulman$133,200
39Daniel Alaei$82,320
40Connor Drinan$78,720
41Galen Hall$78,720
42Dan Shak$49,200
43Andy Philachack$41,160
44Jason Mercier$40,180
45Scott Seiver$37,200
46Joe McKeehen$35,520
47Paul Volpe$35,280
48Martin De Knijff$32,400
49Bill Klein$32,400
50Omar Alrasheed$29,520
51Pratyush Buddiga$29,520

There are four ARIA $25,000 high roller events already scheduled in 2016, with plans to take place on Jan. 22 and 23, and Feb. 5 and 6. For more information, check out the venue's page on

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