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2017 WSOP: Adrian Mateos Becomes Youngest 3-Time Bracelet Winner In WSOP History!

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Posted on 12 June 2017 by "T".

The $10,000 heads-up championship concluded last Friday night with 22-year-old Spaniard Adrian Mateos as the champion after defeating highway contractor John Smith, 70, from California in the final round!

Mateos got off to an early lead in the final, however, Smith overtook the lead a few times over the course of the two hour and 15-minute match. In the final hand, Mateos bet 300k and Smith called.

The flop fell ASpade9Spade3Heart, Mateos bet 200k and Smith moved all-in with around 1.3 million. Mateos called.

Smith turned over QHeart8Diamond and Mateos 5Spade2Spade for a gutshot and flush draw. Despite being called bluffing, Smith still had the best hand. The Spanish rail shouted for a spade while Smith's supporters wanted a queen.

credits: pokernews.comThe turn card was a queen but unfortunately also a spade, which left Smith drawing dead. The meaningless KClub completed the board and Smith was eliminated in 2nd place for $200,538. This was the second year in a row that Smith finished second in this event (last year, Smith finished runner-up to Alan Percal for $198,192).

"I'll be back next year. Unfinished business. Maybe I can get three seconds," Smith joked afterward.

"It's really sick and really impressive because he played really different than the other players," said Mateos about Smith. "It's really tough to play against him because he makes different plays every hand. He changed his game every hand, so it was really hard to read."

Mateos received $324,470 for his victory, but more importantly, he became the youngest player in WSOP history to win three bracelets! At the age of 19, he won the WSOP Europe Main Event overseas in 2013 for €1,000,000. In 2016, he scored his second bracelet in the $1,500 Summer Solstice No-Limit Hold'em for $409,171.

"[It feels] really good, for sure," said Mateos after the win. "I think it's pretty hard to have three bracelets and I have it, so I'm pretty happy."



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9 comments on "2017 WSOP: Adrian Mateos Becomes Youngest 3-Time Bracelet Winner In WSOP History!"

 pochui12/06/2017 12:36:00 GMT
well what can i say, huge congratulations to adrian mateos, whoever you happen to be, like you self say winning three bracelets is not an easy thing to achieve unless bracelets are being given away for a heads up sng...
 pajalnick12/06/2017 21:14:38 GMT
In 22 years to get three bracelets is of course very cool .... there was a very good player who I think will dominate in the coming years in the game of poker .... of course it's possible that this is just a successful streak of victories and then everything will be much worse. .. let's see more
 doubletop77713/06/2017 07:55:11 GMT
Many congratulations to Adrian Mateos on winning this event and the first prize of $324,470. It is truly remarkable that this guy has won three bracelets at such a young age.
 DaCapo7113/06/2017 08:49:25 GMT
Thats´s amazing to win the 3rd bracelet with 22 years! And the cash prize over 300k was enough to have some side bets Blink It seems, that he can start a great poke pro career when he played serious in the future. And it give a good motivation for other young players to try a poker career.
 dule-vu13/06/2017 12:39:20 GMT
yeah its great for somebody who have only 22 years,to be on such a good strike and to win big amounts!if he continue to play like this,he will have great poker career and he will win some great tournaments!for sure we will read about him in future!
 Mober13/06/2017 18:05:16 GMT
That is a good record so far. It seems he has a great future in front of him,
but then again maybe not Smile
Maybe he is, where he is now, being bold so far, like the call he did with 52,
chasing s bad flush Smile
But it worked out good for him.
If you are lucky..... Smile
 Tony_MON7ANA13/06/2017 22:55:11 GMT
Massive well done to Spanish professional poker player Adrián Mateos Díaz who captured his third WSOP bracelet. Life has been treating him very well. He is only 22 years old. His future looks very promising.
 Nightkid19/06/2017 13:15:56 GMT
Congratulations Adrian Mateos for winning that event and taking a nice sum of money ... The truth is enviable that there won 3 bracelets, I do not know if it will be a distant dream for some but I think we would all like to enjoy a tournament or Event like this and have the possibility to win hehe Worship Worship Worship
 pajalnick19/06/2017 22:09:03 GMT
When I was 22 I did not even know what Texas Hold'em is)) .... it was 1994 and then in my country and probably the whole world has not yet been developed online poker ..... and the Internet I have appeared in 2008 and only then I started playing poker online ... now of course another time

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