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This Week's Big Winner: Adrian Mateos Diaz Wins $10,000 WSOP Heads-Up Championship, Earns Third Bracelet

by Card Player News Team |  Published: Aug 02, 2017


At 22 years old, Adrian Mateos Diaz is the youngest player to ever win three World Series of Poker gold bracelets. He captured his third title by taking down the 2017 $10,000 no-limit hold’em heads-up championship, outlasting a field of 129 total entries to win the top prize of $336,656. His heads-up opponent John Smith, was 70 years old. That meant there was a 48-year age gap between the final two competitors. “It’s insane that I have three bracelets,” Mateos Diaz said. “It’s really difficult to win three bracelets and I’m 22. I run good and I think I play good, so that’s all that matters.” Mateos Diaz broke onto the scene as a 19-year-old by taking down the 2013 WSOP Europe  main event for nearly $1.4 million. In only a few years he has accumulated more than $9 million in live tournament earnings, winning huge events like the 2015 European Poker Tour Grand Final main event and the ...

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