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Two WSOP Bracelets in Two Years for Matt Matros
Matt Matros won his second WSOP bracelet in as many years at the World Series of Poker in Las Vegas Saturday.
Matros pocketed $303,501 for the victory, outlasting 579 players to win the $2,500 Mixed Hold’em event.
Matros, a 34-year-old professional poker player from Long Island, has enjoyed much success at the WSOP.
His record currently lists 22 cashes and five final-table appearances in addition to his two outright wins.
“This one feels great,” said Matros of his second bracelet.
“It’s not like the first one, but it is an amazing feeling,” he added
Matros has more than $1.8 million in total tournament earnings, accumulated in a career that has spanned more than a decade.
As a Limit Hold’em specialist Matros felt he had a big edge over a field largely made up of competent No-Limit players in this Mixed Hold’em format.
He explained that since the rounds of Limit and No-Limit Hold’em are dictated by a time clock and not the number of hands, the tournament actually sees a disproportionate amount of Limit action.
But despite giving him an edge, Matros would like to see that part of the structure improved.
“For the sake of the purity of the event I would not mind seeing them go to a counting hands based system, like in the mixed events, for next year,” he told the media.
Matros graduated from Yale University, where he studied mathematics, before earning a Master’s degree in Fine Arts from Sarah Lawrence University.
In addition to playing poker professionally Matros is also a writer. His book, “The Making of a Poker Pro” tells the story of the seminal years of his poker career.