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Poker Hand Matchup: Tim Adams vs. Adrian Mateos

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Adrian Mateos

Win Pre-Flop Win Post-Flop Win Post-Turn

Starting Stack: 1,745,000


67.57 %

57.37 %

75.0 %


Timothy Adams

Win Pre-Flop Win Post-Flop Win Post-Turn

Starting Stack: 2,550,000


31.98 %

42.63 %

25.0 %

Posted On: Apr 22, 2020


Preflop, with five players remaining and blinds of 15,000-30,000 with a big blind ante of 30,000, Adrian Mateos called from the small blind. Tim Adams raised to 120,000 from the big blind. Mateos three-bet to 410,000. Adams called. On the flop Mateos bet 275,000. Adams moved all-in. Mateos called for 1,340,000 total.


This hand features a blind-on-blind clash between two of the most successful young tournament players in the world. It folded to three-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner Adrian Mateos in the small blind and he made a sneaky flat call with pocket queens. Fellow bracelet winner Tim Adams looked down at K-10 suited and he elected to attack Mateos’ limp with a raise to four times the big blind. Mateos limp-raised to 410,000 with his pocket pair. With 560,000 already in the pot, Adams called 290,000 more with his suited broadway cards and flopped the second-nut flush draw. Mateos made a continuation bet of roughly one-third the size of the pot, betting 275,000 into 850,000. Adams decided to play his overcards and flush draw for maximum fold equity and moved all-in. Mateos quickly called off his remaining 1,340,000. The young Spanish star likely discounted Adams’ chances of holding A-A or K-K given that he hadn’t four-bet preflop. While it was possible that Adams had flopped a set, Mateos seemingly decided that enough of his opponent’s range would consist of draws that he opted to make the call to create the largest pot of the tournament thus far. Adams had eleven outs, but none of them materialized and the massive pot of more than 3.5 million in chips was pushed towards Mateos. Despite this big setback, Adams was able to ultimately comeback to win this event for his second Super High Roller Bowl title, having taken down the SHRB Australia earlier this year. Mateos lost a few crucial all-ins during five-handed action to finish in fifth place for $800,000.

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