Spain's Adrian Mateos Could Become Youngest WSOP World Champion Ever

Published on 10 July 2015 by Pokerlistings 380

Adrian Mateos only turned 21 last week and he's got a stack late on Day 3 of the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event. If you think it's premature to give Mateos a chance of winning this thing, consider he's already won the WSOP Europe Main Main Event and the EPT Grand Final in Monte Carlo. The Spanish young gun has made a serious name for himself and in this video interview from the WSOP in Las Vegas Mateos speaks about how his life has changed since his two massive wins, and what his parents think about him making millions of dollars playing major live poker tournaments all over the world. Check out the video to get to know Mateos a bit better and keep an eye on's live coverage of the 2015 World Series of Poker Main Event to see how deep he can go.

It's something I really wanted to do like two years ago, to come to Vegas and play the World Series. Now I'm 21 and I'm here. Last week was my birthday. I really want to play the Main Event. It's a special tournament. I want to do my best and try to make a good run.
There are so many people here it's amazing. It's something special. The Main Event is a special tournament for sure. I will try my best to promote poker in Spain and to promote poker worldwide. I really like this game so I'll try to do it.
My life hasn't changed too much because before the EPT in Monte Carlo and the WSOPE in France, I had enough money to live the way I want. It hasn't changed too much except you can take a good holiday or buy something that you want.
But I have the same friends and the same people. I have a big group of friends outside of poker, from high school. They're feeling good for me about my life because it's something different. Every time I win a big prize I have a big party or dinner or something. I promised them that if I make the November Nine all of them will come here to rail me. So they really want me to make it.
When I won a million the first time in France my parents thought it was amazing. It's hard to explain but they felt really good.
After that, just two or three months ago, I won EPT Monte Carlo and they were railing me. They rail me too much. When I play online like on PokerStars, and when I play live they follow my Twitter and the media. My parents really want me to win because they know it's important to me. It's good to know they like it.