Spanish poker player, Adrian Mateos, showed phenomenal gameplay at the Millions World Bahamas Main Event worth $1.1 million and stood out as “The Matador.” During the match, he dodged the opposition’s attacks and stood out as the phenomenal young player. He further re-confirmed his position as one of the best poker players in the world.
After this victory, Adrian Mateos has a total of $19,423,996 as his lifetime tournament winnings. He is also the leading poker player in Spain. Behind him is Carlos Mortensen, who is lagging by a huge $7 million. The $25,000-entry event at Baha Mar resort in the Bahamas got a total of 948 entries. The final battle was among 8 players where Mateos (just 25) swept the show along with huge prize money.
Surprisingly, many big names like Partypoker pro Ludovic Geilich, Scot, WSOP Main Event winner Ryan Riess and current GPI leaderboard end boss Alex Foxen made to leave the table at early stages. Geilich had a disappointing day and finished at 14th place. Ryan and Alex finished 13th and 12th, respectively. The 8 players down to the final table were Gregory Baird, Peter Jetten, Scott Wellenbach, Oleg Mandzjuk, Chris Hunichen, Adrian Mateos, Aaron Van Blarcum, and William Blais.
Out of those, Gregory Baird was first to depart, and he was followed out of the door by Peter Jetten. Oleg Mandzjuk was the 6th name that was added to the elimination list. Both Jetten and Mandzjuk was eliminated against Wellenbach. The next one was William Blais, who short-stacked and got eliminated with a whopping $500,000 prize. Wellenbach and Hunichen were 4th and 3rd to miss out on the table. Interestingly, both were eliminated by Blarcum. Wellenbach was the last player out before an ICM deal discussion took over regarding the final table.
In the final hand, Van Blarcum was left with only 13 big blinds. Nonetheless, it turned out to be unlucky for him. Mateos paired up on the flop and grabbed the extra $100,000 along with the trophy. Notably, the young Spanish already holds three WSOP bracelets in his name.