The 2013 World Series of Poker Europe recently concluded with Adrian
Mateos winning the title. He upset the local favorite, poker professional
Fabrice Soulier to win the title. Mateos is just 19 years old but
he proved that age doesn’t mean much when it comes to playing
high stakes poker.
“[With] more money I can play more events,” said Mateos, “You will see me more.”
Mateos and Soulier had an epic heads-up battle that was eventually won by Mateos. The heads-up action lasted for 163 hands which was longer than the rest of the final table combined. Mateos became the second-youngest champion in World Series of Poker history. Mateos took home almost $1.4 million dollars for the win.
2013 WSOP Europe Main Event Results
1. Adrian Mateos
2. Fabrice Soulier
3. Dominik Nitsche
4. Jerome Huge
5. Ravi Raghavan
6. Benny Spindler
When heads-up play started it was Mateos with about a 4-1 lead in
chips but that lead didn’t last as Soulier was able to pull
even and he even had the lead at one point. The action finally ended
when the A-K of Mateos beat the 9-8 of Soulier. The flop was 4-9-J
which gave Soulier the lead but a king fell on the turn and it was
Mateos winning the hand.