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Adrian Mateos Wins The 2013 World Series of Poker Europe Main Event

19-Year-Old Spaniard Earns First Gold Bracelet and €1,000,000 For The Win


The 2013 World Series of Poker Europe is now in the books, with Adrian Mateos emerging victorious as the €10,450 no-limit hold’em main event champion. For his first WSOP cash the 19-year-old Spaniard topped a field of 375 players to win his first WSOP gold bracelet and the €1,000,000 ($1,379,300 USD) first-place prize.

In addition to the title and the prize money Mateos also earned 1,500 Card Player Player of the Year points, enough to catapult him into 54th place in the overall POY standings. This was his fifth final table finish of 2013, with all of his prior scores coming in smaller buy-in prelim events around Europe.

Fabrice SoulierMateos entered the final day as the chip leader, with 3,781,000 of the roughly 11,250,000 in play. He maintained that lead, overcomign a star-studded final six that included Benny Spindler (6th – €126,000), Ravi raghavan (5th – €176,000) and Dominik Nietsche (3rd – €400,000) to get heads-up play against Fabrice Soulier with a chip lead of roughly 4.5-to-1. Heads-up play was a drawn out back and forth battle with a couple lead changes, but Mateos was able to regain control and extend his lead beyond what he began one-on-one play with when the final hand arose.

Soulier raised to 130,000 from the button and Mateos reraised to 310,000 Soulier called and the flop brought the JHeart Suit9Spade Suit4Club Suit. Mateos bet 275,000 and Soulier moved all-in for roughly 2.3 million. After a moment of thought, Mateos called with the ASpade SuitKClub Suit for ace-king high and Soulier showed the 9Diamond Suit8Diamond Suit for second pair. The KSpade Suit hit the turn, putting Mateo in the lead one card away from the title. The 5Club Suit on the river secured the win, sending Soulier to the rail just short of his second bracelet with ($841,373 USD) and 1,250 POY points.

Here is a look at the payouts and POY points awarded at this final table:

Place Player Earnings (USD) POY Points
1 Adrian Mateos $1,379,300 1,500
2 Fabrice Soulier $841,373 1,250
3 Dominik Nitsche $551,720 1,000
4 Jerome Huge $346,204 750
5 Ravi Raghavan $242,757 625
6 Benjamin Spindler $173,792 500
7 Andrei Konopelko $139,229 375
8 Shannon Shorr $106,834 250
9 Danny Steinberg $82,003 125

Photo courtesy of Joe Giron / WSOP.