Adrian Mateos Takes Down €100K EPT Monte Carlo SHR Event

Last Updated on May 4, 2022 Author:Dusan Jovanovic

Adrian MateosSummary

  • Mateos topped a 42-entry field and won over €1.3 million
  • His latest win represents his second major victory at EPT Monte-Carlo
  • The Spanish pro looks forward to competing in more high-stakes tournaments

Back in 2015, Adrian Mateos clinched the European Poker Tour (EPT) Monte Carlo Main Event for $1.2 million, and now he’s back to win another major title in the same series.

This time around, the Spanish poker pro emerged victorious in the €100,000 EPT Super High Roller. Mateos outclassed a field of 42 players and defeated Marius Gierse heads-up to take home €1,385,430 in top prize.

Final Table Results

The final action began with Mateos holding a significant chip lead, but it was eventual runner-up Gierse who scored the first final table elimination when he knocked Norway’s Kent Staahle out of the game in 6th place for €285,240. Next to go was Hungary’s Laszlo Bujtas who finished 5th for €366,740.

The four remaining contenders battled it out for almost two hours before another player hit the rail. Mikalai Vaskaboinikau ended his journey in 4th place, courtesy of Mateos. The Belarusian poker pro earned €468,610 for his strong finish.

During three-handed play, Mateos managed to extend his lead by winning a few hands. Mikita Badziakouski attempted to grab some chips from Mateos but he was unsuccessful as the Spanish pro eventually finished him off in 3rd place for €611,230.

Mateos entered heads-up play with a massive chip advantage over his opponent. Gierse doubled up in the first hand but that was it as the action concluded just a few hands later. He settled for second place with €957,590, while Mateos walked away with another seven-figure payout.


Another Massive Victory for Mateo

Mateos’ latest victory is another major highlight of his already impressive resume. At the age of 19, the Spanish poker pro secured his first World Series of Poker (WSOP) bracelet by winning the 2013 WSOP Europe Main Event. He has since added three more bracelets to his name, the latest of which he won in November 2021 – the $250K NLH Super High Roller – where he earned more than $3.2 million, the largest cash of his career.

With over $27 million in total live earnings, Mateos is currently the no. 1 player in his home country of Spain and ranks 20th in the global All-Time Money List.

Reacting to his latest win, the 27-year-old said it was amazing to be able to win another tournament at the same series that gave him his first EPT title. Mateos attributed his win to his improved skills and him becoming a more mature player.

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