The first-ever Spanish European Poker Tour champion was crowned on Friday evening after Adrian Mateoes from Madrid won the PokerStars and Monte-Carlo®Casino EPT Grand Final Main Event for €1,082,000!
In total, Mateoes topped a field of 562 entries over 6 days of play to become the last man standing in this tournament and, more importantly, become the first Spanish champion in the very end of Season 11 of European Poker Tour.
Despite being only 20 years of age, Mateoes already has both an EPT title and a WSOP (2013 WSOP Europe Main Event) title under his belt - which means that he "only" needs a WPT title to complete poker's triple crown! But that's not all... he's also the number two on the Spanish all-time money list. Pretty amazing to say the least!
EPT11 Grand Final - Main Event
Prize pool: €5,640,000
1 - Adrian Mateos, Spain, €1,082,000
2 - Muhyedine Fares, Senegal, €679,000
3 - Hady El Asmar, Lebanon, PokerStars qualifier, €486,000
4 - Johnny Lodden, Norway, PokerStars Team Pro, €379,000
5 - Jose Carlos Garcia, Poland, €297,250
6 - Ole Schemion, Germany, PokerStars qualifier, €233,500
7 - Markus Ross, Germany, €174,300
8 - Koichi Nozaki, Japan, €120,700