Spanish holdem poker player, Adrian Mateos won over a group of 375 fellow holdem poker players to win the WSOP Europe Main Event. He also gets the gold bracelet and 1 million (euros) in cash money . The amazing thing, he’s 18. He’ll have to wait to test out Las Vegas where he has to be 21 to play but till then life’s a bash.
“I feel amazing. It is incredible,” Mateos said following his victory. Unfortunately though, he still has two years to go before he turns 21, but until then, he may play at some bigger poker events on the European poker circuit.
“You will see me more,” Mateos asserted.
It’s the amazing thing about poker tournaments. Winners can come out of nowhere and take the money and all the glory associated with it. He’s also only the 2nd bracelet winner to come from Spain.
At the final table, Mateos was the chip leader. French player Fabrice Soulier gave him a run for the money but Mateos started to play smaller pots and this strategy worked. This heads up battle lasted 160 hands and several hours.
This was the 7 WSOP Europe Main Event. The following list include other winners.
1st: Adrian Mateos – Spain – €1,000,000
2nd: Fabrice Soulier – France – €610,000
3rd: Dominik Nitsche – Germany – €400,000
4th: Jerome Huge – France – €251,000
5th: Ravi Raghavan – USA – €176,000
6th: Benny Spindler – Germany – €126,000
7th: Andrei Konopelko – Belarus – €101,000
8th: Shannon Shorr – USA – €77,500