The 2022 PokerStars European Poker Tour presented by Monte-Carlo Casino, crowned Adrian Mateos as the winner for the €100,000 EPT Super High Roller. Mateos walked away with his head held high and a wallet filled with prize money worth €1,385,430. He came out victorious after defeating some of the best poker players in the world.
The final table was set with six players on the ring. Mateos entered the FT with a healthy chip lead and played his way to earn the title spot. Mateos dominated the table and held on to his lead, as he continued to knock his opponents from the game. He then went on a three-way match and managed to complete the tournament in just over four hours.
“It feels amazing to win the Super High Roller, seven years after winning the Main Event,” Mateos said, commenting on his win. “Adrian from seven years ago was a different person. Today, I think I’m more mature and a different player too.” he continued.
“I’m still the same guy trying to compete and play the best. The pandemic helped me a lot to improve my game. I put a lot of work in studying online and playing a lot, so after the pandemic is more or less finished, I’m at my highest level and I’m ready to keep winning.” he concluded.
The action began with the final six players. The first opponent to be knocked out was Norwegian businessman Kent Staahle by the hands of Marius Gierse. Staahle’s pocket nines were no match for Gierse’s pocket aces when the board ran out. Next one to go was Laslo Bujtas who went all-in with his eight big blind stack and was promptly eliminated by Mikalai Vasksboiniku.
With the playing field now down to only four players, it was only a matter of time before another elimination was in line. While the remaining four players played for another two hours, Mikalai Vaskaboinikau was next to go after he went all in with his ten big blind stack. But, unfortunately for him, Mateos called and flopped a top pair knocking Vaskaboinikau out.
The action became more intense as Mateos continued to build his chip lead. Then Mikita Badziakouski put his tournament life at risk after shoving with a suite-ace. But, this did not hold up to Mateos’s ace-ten suited and he was eliminated. The final heads up battle between Mateos and Gierse did not last long and soon Gierse found himself eliminated in the runner-up position for €957,590.
Donna Amo is a writer at Gutshot Magazine. She is a graduate from Sophia College of Women, Mumbai with a degree in English Literature. When this October born foodie is not writing content or poetry, she spends her time laughing at memes or watching series. Based out of Mizoram, she is drawn to all things nature and has a soft spot for puppies.
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