It hurts when you lose money in poker, it will hurt a lot more when you lose 30.6 Million in a $100K High Roller game at the coveted World Series of Poker (WSOP) 2023. We are talking about a hand between Spanish player Adrian Mateos and Jans Arends.
The Dutch businessman cum poker player was having a great run in the $100K NLH High Roller at the WSOP 2023 and Mateos was obviously looking to up his bracelet tally with the HR tourney. So what happened to Mateos? Something terrible we have to admit. Keep reading further to know how poker gods decided to bless Arends and mess up Mateos’ chance of grabbing a WSOP bracelet.
The Spanish player (KTs) locked horns with the Dutchman who was playing with J9o. The dealer fanned a flop of Js Jc 9s, here the pot was worth 2.8 Million and Arends checked his option behind Mateos and the dealer opened a turn of 2c. Mateos bet 1.9 Million and Arends made the call.
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The river came Qs and the Madrid-born player bet 2 Million (while keeping faith in his straight) which saw his rival raise to 12 Million. Thanks to Arends, Mateos was in tank mode, but made the call looking pretty awkward (rivering a straight made the four-time WSOP bracelet winner forget about the JJ9 on the board?). Arends revealed his card and he had a full and Mateos’ straight was rendered useless.
And that was a straight made but only to lose $30.6 Million pot at WSOP 2023. Arends eventually emerged victorious while Cary Katz finished runner-up for $1,592,539. The first place winner took home a pay cheque of $2,576,729. Mateos took the third spot and had a payday of $1,142,147.
With a Masters Degree in Journalism and Communication, Mrinal Gujare currently is cruising through an exciting genre of writing and editing at Gutshot Magazine. Apart from being an Editor, Mrinal is an avid reader and a former contemporary dancer. She is also perennially hungry for intriguing scoops from across the globe. No holds barred is the rule Mrinal follows in life.
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