Adrian Mateos’ path to his fifth bracelet came via the final table of the GGMillion$ High Roller Championship at WSOP Paradise, ending with just four moves on the screen.
A replay of the match was delayed several hands, in which Adrian flopped a check-raise pot and was short stacked in the match. With the cameras on, Amadi only needed four hands to find one to steal the blind. Adrian was all-in for 44, having just been dealt a hand that would have given him the least chance to go all-in at the time, chip leader Daniel Smiljkovic.
The Madrid-born player’s pair beat his opponent’s AJ to the river, completing a Broadway run. The only positive thing from the FT is that Adri has moved up one spot in his short time on the field thanks to the elimination of Matthew Stumpf (No. 7, $349,400). It started off hot, winning three hands in the first few hands and losing two along the way, but that didn’t get him the bracelet. The chip leader had to settle for third place on the podium, ahead of former WSOP ME champion Damian Salas.
The dizzying pace of the final table came to a complete halt. He reached his head. Featuring German pro Samuel Mullur and the only American in the finals, Frank Brannan. The battle for the bracelet lasted three hours until the Europeans ended the showdown with a few kings.
The two agreed they had cashed in the $5,000 tournament only once in their careers and never in other tournaments. High roller. Feodor Holtz’s long shadow looms over the Bahamas. He was the first to dedicate Mullur’s first bracelet to him, a student who was truly grateful to his teacher.