Mariano's bio from the 2015 World Championship Press Kit:
Mariano (32 years old) has been playing Monopoly for more than 20 years with his friends and his large family, and holds a MONOPOLY night at least once a month. Since getting married, he’s had to scale back his large MONOPOLY collection, and only keeps about seven copies in his house. His strategy is thinking about MONOPOLY like real life – you need luck, strategy and to have fun! Mariano loves the thrill of winning and collecting rents from his opposing players.