Spain’s Adrian Mateos has one of the most impressive CVs in all of poker. With respect to the WSOP, he holds seven cashes, totalling $2,484,128, along with three final table appearances, all being wins. This makes him the youngest player in history of WSOP to win three bracelets.
The most recent win came Friday night when he conquered a field of 129 players in Event #15: $10,000 Heads-Up No-Limit Hold’em Championship.
Mateos’ road to victory wasn’t easy to say the least. In the round 1, he bested Daniel Negreanu, and then followed that feat up with an impressive win over Ian O’Hara in the second. The next three competitors he faced on the bracket featured Taylor Paur, Eric Wasserson and Ryan Hughes. He then had to go head-to-head versus SCOOP champion Charlie Carrel. It took him only 37 hands to end off the young Brit.
Additionally, Mateos became only the third player thus far in 2017 to win their third bracelet within a span of just 2 days. Both David “The Dragon” Pham and Frank Kassela and did it the day prior.
Final Table Standings:
1. Adrian Mateos - $324,470
2. John Smith - $200,538
3. Charlie Carrel - $125,454
4. Ryan Riess - $125,454
5. Ryan Hughes - $56,909
6. Olivier Busquet - $56,909
7. Jack Duong - $56,909
8. Ryan Fee - $56,909
9. Dan Smith - $24,881
Who knows how many more poker tournaments Mateos will conquer.
Following the success in the Macau Poker Cup, a score of notable Indian poker pros have set sail to the Philippines to participate in the ongoing Asia Poker League.
The Red Dragon Main Event is gearing up to a climactic finish.
The 28th edition of the Macau Poker Cup is presently underway, and Indian competitors have already made headway at the City of Dreams.