Adrian Mateos Wins SCOOP Title in $2,100 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max Event

Adrian Mateos is a player we recognize well from his live tournament accomplishments. However, it can be said that he performs equally well on the online poker stage. It was only a few days ago when the young Spaniard won a PokerStars SCOOP title and a $234,030 first-place prize.

Mateos entered Event #30-H: $2,100 No-Limit Hold’em Six-Max under the “Amadi_017” screen name and took down the tournament, fighting off competition from 692 other entries, including multiple -COOP winners.

The event’s field generated an overall prize pool of $1,386,000, beating the $1 million guarantee. Payouts were delivered to the top 90 finishers. The winner was to be paid $249,480, but a two-way deal decided otherwise.

The event was played over two days. The bubble burst on the first day of play and by its end, there were only 49 players left. Action developed quite quickly over the first part of Day 2. At the time there were only two tables left, Mateos had already accumulated a formidable chip stack, twice as large as everyone else’s. The Spanish player managed to maintain that advantage and eventually enter the final table as the chip leader.

The comfortable lead certainly served him well throughout that final stage of play. Luuk “pokerkluka” Gieles was Mateos’ heads-up opponent. By the time their two-handed duel began, the Spaniard’s big chip advantage had been erased. Still, he was the chip leader at that point, holding 7.8 million in chips against Gieles’ 6.1 million. Play was interrupted by unexpected technical issues.

The two players were able to resume the match after about an hour. Play heated up within the span of the next ten minutes, with Mateos winning a gigantic 11-million-worth pot, leaving his opponent with just 2.8 million chips. The eventual champion needed only nine more hands to finish off Gieles.

The final hand unfolded with “pokerkluka” trying to improve with [Kd][Jc]. However, Mateos’ pocket deuces were more than enough for him to win the final pot and the trophy.

Here it is important to note that the two players struck a deal at some point during two-handed play, under which “pokerkluka” was to collect $202,559.93, and Mateos was to take $214,030.07. The remaining $20,000 were set aside for the eventual winner.

As mentioned above, Mateos is quite an accomplished live tournament player. He has earned more than $8 million in live earnings over the course of the past five years. In 2015, he topped the field of the EPT Season 11 Grand Final €10,600 Main Event for a first-place prize of €1,082,000.

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