Playing poker just for fun and winning in the end must be overwhelming for others, but not for a man named Antonio Matias, a 54-year-old Portuguese travel agency director. He may be kind of disappointed when he missed to see his much awaited football game earlier, but that did not made him lose his concentration on playing poker. In fact, he was seriously playing. He has beaten other 322 adept poker players to achieve the Portuguese EPT title with the last opponent being Pierre Neuville.
Matias’ cards were 7 8 while Neuville's were 10 J.
The 5 cards presented on the table were J 7 8 7 2, which obviously made Matias the winner of PokerStars EPT Vilamoura.
Antonio Matias shall be leaving the table with a hefty amount of €404,793 while Neuville shall go home with a nice €257,681. Indeed, these two deserve their victories as they have seriously fought off their opponents and have given the world of poker a very memorably entertaining and exciting tournament.
Great achievent for a non full time pro. Glad first EPT here in Portugal got won by a Portuguese, with a second one on the final table, and somo ITMs too. Lets wait for next here, I hope to build a good bankroll to play many satelleties for the next EPT in Portugal.
Who would say a portuguese player would get the first prize, hein? Congratulations to António, he really knew how to show all stars who came to Portugal to play this tourney that portuguese players also know how to do it! Finally we are starting to show our poker skills to the world. First we win at home, then, we will conquer the world, you'll see..