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Matt Matros: Playing The Game The Right Way

by Julio Rodriguez |  Published: Oct 01, 2012


In the last three years, Matt Matros has won three World Series of Poker bracelets. It’s an accomplishment that has only been done five other times, and never in the modern poker era. With three titles under his belt, he now joins an exclusive list of triple champions that includes the likes of Barry Greenstein, Puggy Pearson, Sam Farha and the late Chip Reese. It’s impressive, to say the least. Just don’t say that to Matros. “There was skill involved, but let’s be honest. Three bracelets in three consecutive years puts me among the luckiest players in poker history, not the best,” said Matros. Modesty aside, what the 35-year-old full-time pro, part-time writer and Card Player columnist has accomplished during his eight-year career has been nothing short of spectacular, especially considering just how little volume he puts in on the tournament circuit. During a time when players are celebrated for ...

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