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Congratulations to Adrian Mateos, WSOPE Champion 2013 (€1,000,000)

The Champion
The Champion

The second youngest World Series of Poker Europe champion was crowned in the early hours of Saturday morning after an epic heads up battle that lasted more than four hours.

Adrian Mateos beat local hero, Fabrice Soulier, on the 294th hand of the final table when he spiked a king on the turn to better Soulier’s flopped top pair.

Both men played their hearts outs and both were exhausted at the day’s conclusion. The French-flavored crowd were obviously disappointed but they paid the upmost respect to a 19 year-old player who is a new bright star in the game.

They bettered a final table that included such luminaries as Dominik Nitsche, Jerome Huge, Ravi Raghavan and Benny Spindler.

That wraps up the WSOPE for another year. Who knows where the festival will rest in 12 months time.

We hope you’ve enjoyed PokerListings’ exclusive coverage the past fortnight. Don’t forget, the WSOP November Nine final table is just around the corner.


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Fabrice Soulier Eliminated in 2nd Place (€610,000)

Hand #290

Fabrice Soulier raised to 130,000 and Adrian Mateos called. The flop brought 8 A Q and Mateos check-called 105,000.

On the turn the 5 hit and both players checked.

The river brought the Q and Mateos checked to Soulier who bet 250,000. Mateos called and mucked when Soulier showed A J.

Hand #291

Adrian Mateos raised to 120,000 and folded when Fabrice Soulier three-bet to 300,000.

Hand #292

Fabrice Soulier raised to 130,000 and Adrian Mateos called. The flop brought A 2 4 and Mateos check-called 90,000. On the turn the T hit and Mateos checked again to Soulier who bet 210,000. Mateos raised to 550,000 and Soulier went into the tank.

Soulier called and the river brought the J. Mateos bet 735,000 and Soulier went into the tank. Ultimately he folded and Matoes picked up the pot. Soulier has 2.46 million versus Mateos’ 8.790 million.

Hand #293

Adrian Mateos raised to 120,000 and Fabrice Soulier three-bet to 300,000.

Hand #294

Fabrice Soulier raised to 130,000 and Adrian Mateos three-bet to 310,000. The flop brought 4 J 9 and Mateos bet 275,000. Soulier moved all in for 2,270,000 and Mateos went into the tank. Eventually he decided to make the call.

Soulier showed 9 8 and Mateos has A K for two over cards. Mateos hit the K on the turn and he took the lead in this hand! On the river the 5 popped up and it was all over!

 

Fabrice Soulier2013 WSOP EuropeEV0725K NLH High RollerFinal TableGiron8JG3720

Runner Up, Fabrice Soulier

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Soulier Check-Raises All In

Hand #285

Adrian Mateos raised to 120,000, a newly chipped up Fabrice Soulier raised to 285,000 and Mateos folded.

Hand #286

Fabrice Soulier raised to 130,000 and Adrian Mateos called to see a flop.

It cam Q Q K and both players checked. The K appeared on the turn and both players checked.

On the J river Mateos bet 100,000 and Soulier folded.

Hand #287

Adrian Mateos raised to 120,000 and Fabrice Soulier folded.

Hand #288

Fabrice Soulier raised to 130,000 and Adrian Mateos called.

The flop was 3 T 7, Mateos checked and Soulier bet 100,000. Mateos check-raised to 275,000 and Soulier folded.

Hand #289

Adrian Mateos raised to 120,000. Fabrice Soulier made the call to see a T 5 6 flop.

Soulier checked and Mateos bet 125,000, the Frenchman made the call.

Soulier checked the 4 turn, Mateos bet 310,000 and Soulier moved all in for 1,795,000. The Spaniard folded instantly.

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Double Up For Soulier

The look of a dominated man
The look of a dominated man

Hand #283

Adrian Mateos raised to 120,000 and Fabrice Soulier folded.

Hand #284

Fabrice Soulier called and Adrian Mateos moved all in. Soulier called all in for 1,175,000 and the showdown went as following.

Soulier showed A K and he was well ahead versus Mateos’ K 5. The board ran out 8 Q 6 2 3 and Soulier doubled up to 2,370,000. Mateos remains in the lead with 8,880,000.

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Soulier Getting Short

Hand #278

Fabrice Soulier gave Adrian Mateos a walk.

Hand #279

Adrian Mateos raised to 120,000 and Fabrice Soulier folded.

Hand #280

Fabrice Soulier raised to 130,000 and Adrian Mateos called.

The flop was 5 9 J, Mateos led for 150,000 and Soulier folded.

Hand #281

Adrian Mateos raised to 120,000 and Fabrice Soulier folded.

Hand #282

Fabrice Soulier made it 130,000 and Adrian Mateos called.

Both players checked the 5 2 6 flop and the 8 turn, Mateos led for 150,000 on the J river and Soulier folded.

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Mateos Takes Down The Majority Of Pots

Eye on the money
Eye on the money

Hand #273

Adrian Mateos raised to 120,000 and Fabrice Soulier folded.

Hand #274

Fabrice Soulier raised to 130,000 and Adrian Mateos called. The flop brought 5 J 9 and Mateos picked up the pot with a 150,000-chip bet.

Hand #275

Adrian Mateos raised to 120,000 and Fabrice Soulier three-bet to 275,000. Mateos called and the flop brought 9 4 3. Soulier bet 280,000 and Mateos called.

On the turn the 9 popped up and Soulier checked to Mateos who bet 430,000. Soulier folded quickly and Mateos picked up this pot.

Hand #276

Fabrice Soulier raised to 130,000 and Adrian Mateos called. The flop brought 4 K 4 and Mateos check-called 90,000. On the turn the 3 hit and both players checked.

The river brought the 9 and Mateos bet 250,000. Soulier folded again and Mateos extended his lead.

Hand #277

Fabrice Soulier received a walk in the big blind.

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Stalemate

Hand #268

Fabrice Soulier limped in the small blind but folded when Adrian Mateos made it 160,000.

Hand #269

Fabrice Soulier got a walk.

Hand #270

Fabrice Soulier raised to 130,000 and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #271

Adrian Mateos raised to 120,000 and Fabrice Soulier made the call.

The fop was 5 3 K, Soulier checked and Mateos bet 120,000. Soulier made the call.

The turn was the 5, pairing the board and putting three spades out there.

Soulier bet 185,000 and Mateos made the call.

The A came on the river and Soulier fiddled with his chips for a moment before checking. Mateos quickly checked behind. Soulier won the pot, backdooring in a flush this time with A 2.

Hand #272

Fabrice Soulier limped in preflop and Adrian Mateos checked.

Mateos check-called a bet of 80,000 on the T J 2 flop.

The turn was the Q, Mateos checked again and Soulier 190,000. Mateos called again.

The river was the A, Mateos checked and Soulier gave up. Mateos picked up this pot with J 7.

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The Slow Pace Continues

Hand #263

Fabrice Soulier raised to 135,000 and picked up the pot.

Hand #264

Fabrice Soulier got a walk in the big blind.

Hand #265

Fabrice Soulier raised to 130,000 and Adrian Mateos called. The flop brought T 4 2 and Mateos check-called 105,000. On the turn the 5 hit and Mateos checked again. Soulier checked behind and the river brought the T. Mateos bet 250,000 and Soulier folded quickly.

Hand #266

Adrian Mateos raised to 130,000 and Fabrice Soulier called. The flop brought 5 9 4 and both players checked. On the turn the Q hit and Soulier checked to Mateos who bet 90,000. Soulier called and on the river the 7 hit. Both players checked and Soulier showed 8 4 to take down the pot.

Hand #267

Adrian Mateos raised to 130,000 and took down the pot.

 

Adrian Mateos 2013 WSOP EuropeEV0725K NLH High RollerFinal TableGiron8JG3703

Biding his time

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Action Gone Cold

Hand#258

Adrian Mateos gave Fabrice Soulier a walk.

Hand #259

Fabrice Soulier gave Adrian Mateos a walk.

Hand #260

Adrian Mateos raised to 120,000 and Fabrice Soulier folded.

Hand #261

Fabrice Soulier raised to 135,000 and Adrian Mateos called.

The flop was 9 3 4 and Mateos check-folded to a 90,000 bet.

Hand #262

Fabrice Soulier got a walk.

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Soulier Remains The Underdog

Hand #252

Adrian Mateos folded and Fabrice Soulier picked up the blinds and antes.

Hand #253

Fabrice Soulier raised to 130,000 and Adrian Mateos called. The flop brought 2 K T and Mateos check-called 115,000. On the turn the A hit and both players checked.

The A hit on the river and Mateos bet 250,000 and Soulier called. Soulier showed K 4 and took down the pot.

Hand #254

Adrian Mateos raised to 120,000 and Fabrice Soulier three-bet to 270,000. Mateos four-bet to 550,000 and Soulier decided to let this one go.

Hand #255

Fabrice Soulier raised to 130,000 and Adrian Mateos called. The flop brought 2 J A and Soulier bet 85,000. Mateos called and the action was checked on the Q turn.

The river was the A and Mateos bet 250,000. Soulier tanked for a while but eventually he folded his cards.

Hand #256

Adria Mateos raised to 120,000 and Fabrice Soulier folded.

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Fabrice Still Around Two MIllion

Hand #247

Adrian Mateos got a walk.

Hand #248

Fabrice Soulier got a walk.

Hand #249

Fabrice Soulier raised to 130,000 and Adrian Mateos made the call.

The flop was 5 T 6, Mateos and Soulier both checked.

Mateos led for 150,000 on the Q turn and Soulier folded.

Hand #250

Adrian Mateos raised to 120,000 in the small blind and Fabrice Soulier made the call.

Soulier checked the 7 Q 2 flop to Mateos, the latter betting 125,000. Soulier raised to 280,000 and Mateos folded. The French cheered loudly.

Hand #251

Fabrice Soulier raised to 130,000 and Adrian Mateos made it 310,000. Soulier clicked it to 550,000 in a four-bet and Mateos folded.

 

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Soulier Down to Two Million

Has to start all over again
Has to start all over again

Hand #242

Adrian Mateos raised to 120,000 and folded when Fabrice Soulier three-bet to 280,000.

Hand #243

Fabrice Soulier raised to 130,000 and Adrian Mateos called. The flop brought 3 T T and both players checked. On the turn the A hit and Mateos checked and Soulier bet 80,000. Mateos called and on the river the 5 popped up. Both players checked and Soulier tabled K 5 and took down the pot.

Hand #244

Adrian Mateos raised to 120,000 and Fabrice Soulier folded.

Hand #245

Fabrice Soulier limped from and Adrian Mateos raised to 160,000. Soulier three-bet to 320,000 and Mateos four-bet all in. Soulier folded and he’s now left with exactly two million chips. Mateos sits on 9,25 million chips.

Hand #246

Adrian Mateos raised to 120,000 and picked up another pot.

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Soulier Shrinking

Hand #237

Fabrice Soulier raised to 130,000 and Adrian Mateos called.

Mateos led out for 150,000 on the Q 5 7 board and Soulier folded.

Hand #238

Adrian Mateos raised to 120,000 and Fabrice Soulier folded.

Hand #239

Fabrice Soulier gave Adrian Mateos a walk.

Hand #240

Adrian Mateos raised to 120,000 and Fabrice Soulier folded.

Hand #241

Fabrice Soulier raised to 135,000 and Adrian Mateos made the call.

The flop was 5 4 8 and Soulier took it down with a 125,000 bet.

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Mateos Shoves on Soulier

Action heating up!
Action heating up!

Hand #232

Adrian Mateos raised to 120,000 and Fabrice Soulier folded.

Hand #233

Fabrice Soulier raised to 130,000 and Adrian Mateos called. The flop brought 5 A 9 and Soulier picked up the pot with a 130,000-chip bet.

Hand #234

Adrian Mateos raised to 120,000 and he picked up the blinds and antes.

Hand #235

Fabrice Soulier raised to 130,000 and Adrian Mateos picked up the pot with a three-bet to 300,000.

Hand #236

Adrian Mateos raised to 120,000 Fabrice Soulier three-bet to 285,000. Mateos moved all in and Soulier paused. Soulier thought about it for about 30 seconds, but ultimately he folded cards.

Soulier has 2.225 million left versus Mateos’ 9.025 million.

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Fast Five

Hand #227

Fabrice Soulier raised to 130,000 and Adrian Mateos made the call.

The flop was Q K 4

Both players checked the flop and Mateos fired 175,000 on the A turn to win the pot.

Hand #228

Adrian Mateos raised to 120,000 and won the pot.

Hand #229

Fabrice Soulier raised to 130,000 and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #230

Adrian Mateos raised to 120,000, Fabrice Soulier raised to 300,000 and won the pot.

Hand #231

Fabrice Soulier got a walk.

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Level Up!

The blinds are now 30,000/60,000 with a 10,000 ante. This means that there are still 187 big blinds in play. Shuffle up and deal!

Bracelet Cash2013 WSOP EuropeEV0725K NLH High RollerFinal TableGiron8JG3692

Just the million up top

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Break Time

Players are on a 10-minute break.
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Soulier Losing Grip

Soulier needed a break
Soulier needed a break

Hand #224

Adrian Mateos raised to 100,000 and Fabrice Soulier folded.

Hand #225

Fabrice Soulier raised to 105,000 and Adrian Mateos called. The flop brought 3 4 8 and Mateos bet 125,000. Call.

On the turn the 4 popped up and Mateos bet 335,000. Soulier called again and the river completed the board with the T.

Mateos fired out 775,000 and Soulier looked frustrated as he made up his mind. He folded and Mateos picked up another big pot.

Hand #226

Adrian Mateos raised to 100,000 and Fabrice Soulier called. The flop brought 6 J 2. Soulier check-called 90,000 and on the turn the 2 hit and Soulier checked again. Mateos fired out 240,000 and Soulier folded once more.

Soulier has 2,710,000 when the tournament restarts against Mateos’ 8,540,000.

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Soulier Can't Fire the River

Hand #218

Adrian Mateos raised to 100,000 and Fabrice Soulier folded.

Hand #219

Fabrice Soulier made it 100,000 and Adrian Mateos called.

The flop was 4 K 8 and Fabrice Soulier bet 75,000 after a Mateos check.

The 9 turn saw both players check.

The A came on the river and Mateos bet 200,000 – Soulier folded and the French fans that were bouncing before are now much quieter.

Hand #220

Adrian Mateos raised to 100,000 and Fabrice Soulier made it 205,000, the Spaniard called.

The dealer put out a flop of 4 K 6, Soulier fired 155,000 and Mateos called.

The 7 came on the turn. Soulier checked and Mateos bet 325,000. Soulier check-raised to 800,000 and Mateos called.

The river was the J and both players checked. Soulier showed T 9 and Mateos had him beat with A T.

Hand #221

Fabrice Soulier raised to 110,000 and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #222

Adrian Mateos got a walk.

Hand #223

Fabrice Soulier raised to 110,000 and Adrian Mateos made the call.

The flop was A 9 5, Mateos check-called a bet of 105,000.

Both players checked the Q turn and Mateos fired 275,000. Soulier quickly called with Q J having  

Adrian Mateos2013 WSOP EuropeEV0725K NLH High RollerFinal TableGiron8JG3689

Someone has his game face back!

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Status Quo

Hand #213

Fabrice Soulier raised to 105,000 and Adrian Mateos folded.

Hand #214

Adrian Mateos raised to 100,000 and Fabrice Soulier three-bet to 255,000. Mateos called and on the flop 5 J 3 popped up. Soulier bet 190,000 and Mateos called.

On the turn the Q hit and Soulier checked. Mateos bet 450,000 and once again he chose to make a big bet. Soulier folded and Mateos picked up another pot.

Hand #215

Fabrice Soulier raised to 105,000 and Adrian Mateos called from the big blind. The flop brought 7 2 3 and Mateos bet 125,000 and Soulier folded.

Hand #216

Fabrice Soulier received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #217

Fabrice Soulier raised to 105,000 and Adrian Mateos called. The flop was 5 6 Q and Soulier took down the pot with a 80,000-chip bet.

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Soulier Backdoors into a Flush

Hand #208

Adrian Mateos raised to 100,000 and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #209

Fabrice Soulier raised to 100,000, Adrian Mateos made the call.

The flop came J 7 A, Mateos checked, Soulier bet 105,000 and Mateos made the call.

The turn was the 3 and both players checked.

The 2 came on the river and Mateos bet 275,000 – winning the pot.

Hand #210

Fabrice Soulier got a walk.

Hand #211

Fabrice Soulier raised to 105,000 and Adrian Mateos folded.

Hand #212

Adrian Mateos raised to 100,000 and Fabrice Soulier peeled in the big blind.

Soulier checked the 5 Q K flop, Mateos bet 100,000 and Soulier check-raised to 215,000.

Mateos called to see the J on the turn, Soulier bet 375,000 and again the Spaniard made the call.

The T hit the river making a four-card straight. Soulier showed 9 3 for a flush draw that missed and backdoored into a straight.

 

French Rail2013 WSOP EuropeEV0725K NLH High RollerFinal TableGiron8JG3682

Soulier has the deck and his bandits to back him up

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Young Gun Back to Seven Million

Hand #202

Adrian Mateos raised to 100,000 and Fabrice Soulier called.

Hand #203

Fabrice Soulier raised to 110,000 and Adrian Mateos called. The flop brought Q K 8 and Mateos check-called 85,000. On the turn the 6 hit and Mateos checked again. Soulier bet 175,000 and Mateos called.

On the K river Mateos checked again. Soulier bet 250,000 and Mateos called showing J Q. Soulier had Q 6 and he lost the pot.

Soulier now has 4.4 million left versus Mateos’ 6.7 million.

Hand #204

Adrian Mateos raised to 100,000 and Fabrice Soulier folded.

Hand #205

Fabrice Soulier raised to 100,000 and Adrian Mateos folded.

Hand #206

Adrian Mateos raised to 100,000 and Fabrice Soulier folded.

Hand #207

Fabrice Soulier raised to 105,000 and Adrian Mateos called. The flop brought 3 2 T and Mateos check-called 105,000. On the turn the 5 hit and Mateos checked again. Soulier checked again and on the river the 9 hit. Both players checked and Mateos showed 8 8 and he picked up another pot. 

Soulier now has 4.2 million while Mateos is up to 7 million.

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Mateos Regains the Chip Lead

Hand #197

Fabrice Soulier raised to 110,000 and Adrian Mateos called.

The flop was 7 2 4, Mateos checked and Soulier bet 110,000. Mateos made the call.

The 7 paired the board on the turn, Mateos checked and Soulier checked back.

The river was the J, Mateos bet 275,000, Soulier folded and the Spaniard is gradually catching up with his French opponent.

Hand #198

Adrian Mateos raised to 100,000 and Fabrice Soulier made the call.

The flop was 5 K 5, Soulier checked to the original raiser and Mateos bet 90,000.

Soulier raised to 205,000 and Mateos folded.

Hand #199

Fabrice Soulier made it 105,000 and Adrian Mateos called.

The flop was 8 K 9 and they both checked.

The 5 came on the turn and Mateos checked a second time, Soulier bet 85,000 and won the pot.

Hand #200

Fabrice Soulier got a walk.

Hand #201

Fabrice Soulier raised to 130,000 and Adrian Mateos called in the big blind.

The flop was 2 A J, Mateos check-called a bet of 135,000 from Soulier.

The turn was the 8, Mateos checked and Soulier bet 280,000. Mateos called again.

The river was the 7 and Mateos checked a final time. Soulier bet 730,000 and Mateos called after about two minutes.
Soulier mucked and Mateos showed A T to regain the chip lead.

Heads-up

Momentum shift?

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Mateos and Momentum

Adrian Mateos
Adrian Mateos

With half an hour to go on Day 4 until about ten minutes into the heads up battle, everything had gone Adrian Mateos’ way.

He had the cards to back him up when he needed/wanted to showdown but he also played extremely well without the cards too. Let’s not forget, this kid is 19 years old and had a lot of success in the year or so he’s been on the live circuit.

Then, all of a sudden, there’s a momentum shift. His wily opponent, Fabrice Soulier, started hitting cards. More importantly though, he was hitting cards when his opponent was also hitting cards, just slightly worse cards.

For the first time in a while, Mateos has to deal with a momentum shift against him at the most important time in his fresh, burgeoning career.

How he reacts could have big implications on his future in this game.

Whichever way this battle goes, it promises to be enthralling viewing.

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Mateos Back on Five Million

Hand #192

Adrian Mateos raised to 100,000 and Fabrice Soulier folded.

Hand #193

Fabrice Soulier raised to 100,000 and Adrian Mateos folded.

Hand #194

Adrian Mateos raised to 100,000 and Fabrice Soulier called. The flop brought K 5 K and Soulier checked to Mateos who bet 90,000. Soulier called and on the turn the 2 hit. Both players checked and the river was the T. Soulier bet 130,000 and Mateos called.

Soulier showed A 2 and lost to Mateos’ T T.

Hand #195

Soulier raised to 100,000 and Adrian Mateos folded.

Hand #196

Adrian Mateos raised to 100,000 and picked up the blinds and antes.

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Mateos Chipping Back Up

Scrappy
Scrappy

Hand #187

Fabrice Soulier raised to 105,000 and Adrian Mateos called in the big blind.

The flop was 9 8 Q and Mateos led out for 125,000. Fabrice Soulier made it 300,000 and Mateos called.

The turn card was the T, Mateos checked and Soulier bet 475,000. Mateos folded once again. Soulier showed K J for a straight-flush.

Hand #188

Adrian Mateos raised to 100,000. Fabrice Soulier made it 205,000 and Mateos folded.

Hand #189

Fabrice Soulier raised to 100,000 and Adrian Mateos folded.

Hand #190

Adrian Mateos raised to 100,000 and Fabrice Soulier made the call.

The flop came A 4 T, Soulier checked and Mateos bet 100,000. Soulier made the call.

The turn was the Q, Soulier checked again and Mateos bet 235,000. This second bullet was enough to secure the pot for the Spaniard.

Hand #191

Fabrice Soulier raised to 100,000 and Adrian Mateos made the call.

The flop was J 2 8, Mateos check-called a bet of 90,000.

Both players checked the Q turn and the dealer put out the J on the river.
The players checked again and Mateos won the pot with A 9.

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Mateos Picks Up Some Chips

Hand #176

Adrian Mateos raised to 100,000 and Fabrice Soulier called. The flop brought 3 7 7 and Mateos picked up the pot with a 80,000-chip bet.

Hand #182

Adrian Mateos raised to 100,000 and Fabrice Soulier folded.

Hand #183

Fabrice Soulier raised to 105,000 and Adrian Mateos called. The flop brought Q J 4 and Mateos checked to Soulier who bet 95,000. Mateos called and on the turn the 4 hit. Mateos checked again and both players checked.

On the river the J hit and Mateos bet 255,000. Soulier called and Mateos showed Q 6 for two pair. He picked up this pot and  is back up to 4.6 million versus Soulier’s 6.5 million. 

Hand #184

Fabrice Soulier received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #185

Adrian Mateos received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #186

Adrian Mateos raised to 100,000 and Fabrice Soulier called. The flop brought K 7 K and Mateos bet 100,000 and Soulier folded.

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Soulier Still the Boss

Home favourite still the favourite
Home favourite still the favourite

Hand #177

Fabrice Soulier raised to 105,000 and Adrian Mateos made the call.

The flop was T J 5. Mateos checked and Soulier bet 85,000. Mateos folded.

Hand #178

Adrian Mateos raised to 100,000. Fabrice Soulier three-bet to 225,000.
Mateos came back over the top with a four-bet to 535,000. Soulier then five-bet to 1,225,000 and Mateos instantly folded.

Hand #179

Fabrice Soulier raised to 105,000, winning the pot.

Hand #180

Adrian Mateos raised to 100,000, Fabrice Soulier made it 245,000 and the Spaniard folded.

Hand #181

Fabrice Soulier raised to 105,000 and Adrian Mateos called.

Both players checked the 8 A 5 flop before Mateos led for 125,000 on the J turn.

Soulier raised to 275,000 and Mateos made the call.

The river was the A, both players checked, Mateos showed A 6 and picked up the pot.

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No End in Sight

Hand #172

Adrian Mateos raised to 100,000 and Fabrice Soulier called. The flop brought K 5 2 and Soulier check-folded to a 100,000-chip bet.

Hand #173

Fabrice Soulier raised to 105,000 and Adrian Mateos called. The flop brought 6 7 5 and Mateos check-called 90,000. On the turn the 8 hit and Mateos lead out for 225,000. Soulier called and on the river the 9 hit and Mateos bet 525,000 and Soulier called.

Both players had the same straight and chopped the pot.

Hand #174

Adrian Mateos raised to 100,000 and Fabrice Soulier folded. 

Hand #175

Fabrice Soulier raised to 105,000 and Adrian Mateos called. The flop brought 6 7 A and Mateos check-called 90,000. The turn brought the 9 and both players checked.

On the river the 2 hit and Mateos checked to Soulier who bet 175,000. Mateos folded and Soulier extended his lead. 

Hand #176

Adrian Mateos raised to 100,000 and Fabrice Soulier called. The flop brought 3 7 7 and Mateos picked up the pot with a 80,000-chip bet.

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Mateos Picks Up a Decent Pot

Mateos needed that pot
Mateos needed that pot

Hand #167

Fabrice Soulier limped preflop and Adrian Mateos raised to 125,000. Soulier folded.

Hand #168

Adrian Mateos raised to 100,000 and Fabrice Soulier folded.

Hand #169

Fabrice Soulier raised to 105,000 and Adrian Mateos made the call.

The flop was 4 J Q, Mateos check-called a bet 85,000 from the Frenchman.

The A came on the turn, Mateos checked once more and Soulier bet 185,000 this time. Mateos called again.

The river was the T, Mateos checked and Soulier bet 390,000. Mateos called and won, showing K J.

Hand #170

Fabrice Soulier got a walk.

Hand #171

Adrian Mateos got a walk.

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Play Back Underway

Hand #162

Adrian Mateos folded and Fabrice Soulier picked up the pot.

Hand #163

Fabrice Soulier called from the small blind and folded when Adrian Mateos made it 125,000 to go.

Hand #164

Adrian Mateos raised to 100,000 and picked up the blinds and antes.

Hand #165

Fabrice Soulier raised to 105,000 and Adrian Mateos called. The flop brought A T 8 and Mateos picked up the pot with a 125,000-chip bet. 

Hand #166

Adrian Mateos raised to 100,000 and Fabrice Soulier picked up the pot with a three-bet to 375,000.

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Level Up

The heads up battle has recommenced.
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Break

The heads up between Fabrice Soulier and Adrian Mateos is still going on but the Frenchman is now the big favorite with 7.7 million versus 3.55 million chips.
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Soulier Cements Lead

Hand #156

Adrian Mateos raised to 80,000 from the button/small blind. Fabrice Soulier made it 215,000 in the big blind.

The flop was 8 Q 6, Soulier bet 150,000 and won the pot.

Hand #157

Fabrice Soulier raised to 85,000 and won the blinds and antes

Hand #158

Adrian Mateos raised to 80,000 and Fabrice Soulier made the call.

The flop was 5 A A and Soulier check-called a bet of 75,000.

The turn J however, saw the Frenchman check-fold to a 200,000 bet from Mateos.

Hand #159

Fabrice Soulier raised to 85,000 and won the blinds.

Hand #160

Adrian Mateos raised to 80,000 but quickly folded when Soulier made it 215,000.

Hand #161

Fabrice Soulier raised to 80,000 and Adrian Mateos made the call.

Both players checked the 7 Q Q board.

Mateos fired 100,000 on the T turn.

The river was the J and Mateos bet 240,000 winning the pot.

Fabrice Soulier

Soulier with all the momentum

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Soulier's Lead Grows

Hand #151

Fabrice Soulier raised to 80,000 and Adrian Mateos called. The flop brought 4 K 4 and Mateos check-called 80,000. On the turn the Q hit and Mateos lead out for 150,000. Soulier raised it up to 320,000 and Mateos made the call.

With 970,000 in the pot the river brought the T and Mateos checked to Soulier who bet 625,000. Mateos called and Soulier showed 9 4 for trips and he took down this pot.

Soulier has taken over the chip lead with 6.1 million versus Mateos who has 5 million left.

Hand #152

The action was raised to 80,000 by Adrian Mateos and Fabrice Soulier made the call.. The flop brought Q K K and Soulier check-raised from 75,000 to 180,000. Soulier picked up another pot and extended his chip lead.

Hand #153

Fabrice Soulier raised to 80,000 and Adrian Mateos raised to 210,000.

Soulier called to see a 2 3 T flop, Mateos bet 175,000 and Soulier called to see the 6 on the turn. Mateos checked and Soulier fired 275,000.

Mateos made the call to see the A on the river, Mateos checked and Soulier bet 1,000,000. The Spaniard called and Soulier showed 5 4 for a turned straight.

Hand #154

Adrian Mateos raised to 80,000 and Fabrice Soulier called from the big blind. The flop brought 6 A 4 and Soulier check-folded to a 85,000-chip bet.

Hand #155

Fabrice Soulier raised to 85,000 and Adrian Mateos called from the big blind. The flop brought 5 J A and Mateos check-called 80,000.

On the turn the 2 hit and Mateos bet 225,000 into Soulier who let this one go.

Soulier now has 7.7 million versus Mateos' 3.5 million chips.

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Soulier Gaining Ground

Soulier sailing
Soulier sailing

Hand #146

Adrian Mateos raised to 80,000 and Fabrice Soulier made the call.

The flop was K 6 6, Soulier checked and Mateos bet 75,000. Soulier check-raised to 180,000 and the Spaniard called.

The turn was the 7 and Soulier bet 275,000. Mateos made the call once again to see the 8 on the river.

Soulier now bet 525,000 and Mateos called. Soulier showed K 4 and won the pot.

Hand #147

Fabrice Soulier limped for 40,000. Adrian Mateos raised to 100,000 and Soulier folded.

Hand #148

Fabrice Soulier got a walk.

Hand #149

Fabrice Soulier raised to 80,000 and Adrian Mateos made the call.

Mateos check-called a bet of 80,000 on the 4 9 4 board.

The turn was the 2 and Mateos bet a huge 400,000 and Soulier made the call once again.

The river was the 9, Mateos checked and Soulier bet 875,000. Mateos sighed and called. Soulier showed 9 5 and won the pot.

Hand #150

Adrian Mateos raised to 80,000 and Fabrice Soulier folded.

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Mateos Extends His Lead Again

Hand #141

Fabrice Soulier raised to 85,000 and Adrian Mateos folded.

Hand #142

Adrian Mateos raised to 80,000 and Fabrice Soulier called. The flop brought Q 6 2 and Mateos bet 80,000, Soulier called. On the turn the 4 hit and both players checked.

The river brought the 3 and both players checked. Soulier showed K 2 and picked up  the pot.

Hand #143

Fabrice Soulier raised to 85,000 and picked up the blinds and antes.

Hand #144

Adrian Mateos raised to 80,000 and picked up the blinds and antes.

Hand #145

Fabrice Soulier raised to 80,000 and Adrian Mateos called.

The flop brought 9 3 A and both players checked. On the turn the 9 hit and Mateos bet 200,000, Soulier folded.

Soulier now has 2.7 million versus Mateos’s 8.5 million.

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Mateos Slaps Soulier Back Down

Hand #136

Adrian Mateos raised to 80,000 and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #137

Fabrice Soulier raised to 80,000 and Adrian Mateos made the call.

The flop came J T 9, Mateos led out for 100,000 and Soulier folded.

Hand #138

Adrian Mateos raised to 80,000 and Fabrice Soulier reraised to 215,000 winning the pot.

Hand #139

Fabrice Soulier raised to 85,000 preflop and Adrian Mateos made the call.

The flop was T 6 4 and Mateos check-called a bet of 80,000.

The 4 turn saw Mateos lead out for 225,000 and Soulier called.

The 3 came on the river and Mateos bet 1,000,000. Soulier made an almost instant call and Mateos showed Q 6 and Soulier mucked.

Hand #140

Fabrice Soulier got a walk.

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Soulier Chips Away at Mateos' Lead

Hand #131

Fabrice Soulier started with the button and he called 20,000. Adrian Mateos raised to 105,000 and Soulier called.

The flop brought out 5 5 5 and Mateos bet 80,000. Soulier folded and Mateos picked up the first pot during heads-up play.

Hand #132

Adrian Mateos raised to 80,000 and Fabrice Soulier folded.

Hand #133

Fabrice Soulier raised to 80,000 and Adrian Mateos called from the big blind. The flop brought out 6 2 J and both players checked. On the turn the 9 hit and Mateos bet 200,000. Soulier called and on the river the 8 hit.

This time Mateos checked and Soulier bet 175,000. Mateos folded right away and Soulier picked up the pot.

Hand #134

Adrian Mateos raised to 80,000 from the button and Fabrice Soulier three-bet to 215,000 from the big blind. Mateos called and the flop brought 6 4 8 and Soulier checked to Mateos 175,000.

Soulier, still hiding away under his scarf, tanked for a long time but eventually he raised it up to 375,000.

Mateos made it 775,000 and Soulier immediately moved all in for 2,030,000.  Mateos snap-folded and Soulier picked up the pot.

Soulier now has 3.2 million versus Mateos’ 8 million.

Hand #135

Fabrice Soulier raised to 80,000 and Adrian Mateos called. The flop brought out J 2 7 and Soulier bet 85,000 and Mateos called.

On the turn the A hit and Mateos check-called 165,000.

The river brought the 8 and Mateos checked again. Soulier bet 380,000 and Mateos called.

Soulier showed 7 7 for a set of sevens and he took down this pot evening to playing field even more.

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The Final Battle Has Begun

The final heads-up battle of the 2013 World Series of Poker Europe in Enghien Les Bains is now officially underway. Fabrice Soulier starts the heads up with 2,120,000 chips versus Adrian Mateos who has a commanding chip lead and 9,130,000 chips.

The blinds are still 20,000/40,000 with a 5,000 ante and the cards are back in the air for the last part of this tournament.

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Dominik Nitsche Eliminated in 3rd Place (€400,000)

Dominik Nitsche eliminated in third place.
Dominik Nitsche eliminated in third place.

Hand #127

Adrian Mateos raised to 85,000 and won the pot.

Hand #128

Dominik Nitsche raised to 90,000 in the small blind and Adrian Mateos called in the big blind.

The flop was 6 5 4, both players checked.

The turn was the 9, Nitsche checked again, Mateos bet 200,000 and Nitsche folded.

Hand #129

Adrian Mateos raised to 100,000 and Fabrice Soulier called in the big blind.

The flop was T 7 9 and Mateos won another pot with a 100,000 bet.

Hand #130

Adrian Mateos raised to 85,000 from the button and Dominik Nitsche moved all in from the big blind for 950,000. Mateos asked for a count, thought for a minute then made the call.

Nitsche was behind, but he was live.

Mateos: A 7

Nitsche: 9 8

The board came J 3 5 3 6 and Nitsche, who was looking to win his second bracelet, will have to be content with third place instead.

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Mateos Takes a Huge Chip Lead

Hand #122

Dominik Nitsche called from the small blind and Adrian Mateos raised to 100,000. Nitsche called and the flop brought K 9 J and both players checked.

On the turn the 4 hit and again the action was checked. The river brought the 5 and Nitsche bet 150,000 and Mateos folded.

Hand #123

Dominik Nitsche raised to 80,000 and Fabrice Soulier three-bet to 230,000. Nitsche folded and Soulier picked up the pot.

Hand #124

Adrian Mateos raised to 85,000 from the button and Dominik Nitsche three-bet to 225,000. Mateos made the call and on the flop we saw T Q 2. Nitsche was first to act and bet 180,000. Mateos called and on the turn the 3 showed up.

Nitsche now bet 290,000 and Mateos called again.

On the river the board was completed with the 5. There was already 1.4 million in the pot and Nitsche bet 400,000. Mateos went into the tank for several minutes and called.

Nitsche mucked his cards and Matoes took down the pot showing just a pair of sevens.

Hand #125

Fabrice Soulier raised to 80,000 and Adrian Mateos three-bet to 225,000. Soulier moved all in for just over two million and he picked up this pot.

Hand #126

Dominik Nitsche raised to 80,000 and he picked up the blinds and antes.

Mateos now has eight million chips versus Nitsche at one million and Soulier at 2.2 million.

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Nitsche and Soulier Duelling for Second

Three-handed standoff continues.
Three-handed standoff continues.

Hand #117

Adrian Mateos raised to 100,000 and Fabrice Soulier made the call.

The flop was 3 A T, Mateos fired another 100,000 and Soulier made the call.

The K was the turn, Mateos checked and Soulier checked behind.

The 6 came on the river and both players checked again. Mateos showed J T and that was enough for the pot.

Hand #118

Adrian Mateos raised to 85,000 from the button but folded instantly when Dominik Nitsche made it 210,000 in the big blind.

Hand #119

Fabrice Soulier raised to 85,000 on the button, Dominik Nitsche three-bet to 225,000 in the small blind. Soulier thought for 30 seconds and folded.

Hand #120

Adrian Mateos raised to 100,000 in the small blind and Fabrice Soulier called.

The flop was T 3 Q, Mateos checked and Soulier checked behind.

The 8 came on the turn and Mateos bet a hefty 300,000. Soulier made the call to see the 9 on the river. Mateos bet 700,000 and Soulier folded after a long tank.

“I wanna see this one!” said Nitsche.

Hand #121

Adrian Mateos raised to 85,000 and won the blinds and antes.

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Aggressive Post-Dinner Play

Dom, baby.
Dom, baby.

Hand #112

Adrian Mateos raised to 85,000 and he picked up the blinds and antes on the very first hand after the break.

Hand #113

Fabrice Soulier raised to 85,000 and Dominik Nitsche three-bet to 205,000. Fabrice Soulier moved all in for 1,645,000 and Nitsche folded his cards.

Hand #114

Dominik Nitsche raised to 80,000 and Adrian Mateos three-bet to 205,000. Both Fabrice Soulier and Nitsche folded giving this pot to Mateos.

Hand #115

Adian Mateos raised to 85,000 under the gun and Dominik Nitsche three-bet to 185,000 from the big blind. Mateos called and the flop brought A Q 6 and Nitsche bet 155,000 and Mateos folded right away.

Hand #116

Dominik Nitsche raised to 90,000 and Adrian Mateos called from the big blind. The flop brought K 8 9 and Nitsche checked to Mateos who bet 100,000. Nitsche gave it some thought and raised it up to 265,000.

Mateos called and on the turn the J popped up. Nitsche grabbed chips again and he bet 290,000. Mateos folded and Nitsche picked up this important pot.

Nitsche now has 1.9 million, Mateos 6.5 million and Fabrice Soulier has 2.7 million.

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Back from Dinner

After our dinner break, we're now playing level 25.
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Dinner and a Movie: Dominik Nitsche Eyeing Second Bracelet

Dominik Nitsche
Dominik Nitsche

Even if you're eating dinner we figured you might be starved for more WSOPE Main Event action. To satsify that hunger we've got a short video interview with Dominik Nitsche, one of our final three players.

Nitsche already has a WSOP bracelet but as he tells PokerListings.com it would be even sweeter to win his second at the WSOP Europe Main Event.

Check out the full interview below and join us in roughly 30 minutes to find out who comes out on top.


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Dinner Break

Players are now on a one hour break. Cards will be in the air again at 20:05 (CET).
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Last Few Hands of the Level

Hand #108

Dominik Nitsche raised to 65,000 on the button, Adrian Mateos called in the small blind and Fabrice Soulier called in the big blind.

The 9 2 3 flop was checked to Nitsche who bet 105,000. Mateos made the call and Soulier folded.

The A on the turn saw Mateos lead for 240,000 and Nitsche folded.

Hand #109

Adrian Mateos raised to 65,000 on the button, Fabrice Soulier raised to 205,000 and won the pot.

Hand #110

Dominik Nitsche limped in the small blind but quickly folded when Adrian Mateos made it 85,000 in the big blind.

Hand #111

Dominik Nitsche raised to 65,000 on the button and Fabrice Soulier made to the call.

Both players checked the J 8 T flop, Soulier also checked the 8 and folded to an 80,000 bet.

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Nitsche Up a Little, Mateos Below Seven Million Again

Hand #103

Adria Mateos raised to 65,000 and Dominik Nitsche called from the big blind. The flop brought out 6 4 7 and Nitsche checked to Mateos who bet 75,000. Nitsche put in a check-raise to 225,000 and Mateos made the call.

The turn brought the 8 and with 610,000 already in the pot Nitsche bet 300,000 and Mateos folded.

Nitsche is now back to 1.8 million and Mateos takes a small step back to 6.7 million chips.

Hand #104

Fabrice Soulier raised to 65,000 from the small blind and Adrian Mateos called from the big blind. The flop brought 7 8 Q and Soulier picked up the pot with a 55,000-chip bet.

Hand #105

Dominik Nitsche raised to 65,000 and Adrian Mateos three-bet to 175,000 from the small blind. Nitsche ultimately folded and Mateos picked up this pot.

Hand #106

Adrian Mateos raised to 65,000 and Dominik Nitsche three-bet to 155,000. Mateos folded and Nitsche picked up the pot. 

Hand #107

Fabrice Soulier raised to 65,000 and Adrian Mateos called from the big blind. The flop brought Q 9 J and Mateos checked to Soulier who checked as well.

On the turn the J hit and Mateos picked up the pot with a 200,000-chip bet.

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Mateos Still in Command

Hand #98

Fabrice Soulier raised to 65,000 on the button and won the pot.

Hand #99

Dominik Nitsche raised to 65,000 from the button, Fabrice Soulier raised to 205,000 and Nitsche folded.

Hand #100

Adrian Mateos raised to 65,000 from the button, Dominik Nitsche made it 185,000 in the big blind and the Spaniard made the call.

The flop was 5 A J and Nitsche fired out a bet of 165,000, Mateos made the call.

The turn was the 2, Nitsche checked across to his opponent who bet 335,000. Nitsche rechecked his cards and then quickly folded.

Hand #101

Dominik Nitsche limped in the small blind and Adrian Mateos made it 85,000. The German came in with a reraise to 210,000 and Mateos gave up his hand.

Hand #102

Adrian Mateos raised to 75,000 in the small blind and won the pot.

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Mateos stretching clear of his older rivals

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French Flavor

The French fans favorite
The French fans favorite

If you came to rail the final table here at Casino Barrière d'Enghien-les-Bains today you’d be under no illusion what country you were in.

You wouldn’t even need to open your eyes as the cries of, “Allez Papa” ring around the theatre setting every time Fabrice Soullier takes down a pot.

A recent edition to his supporters on the rail was a bottle of the finest French white wine. That leads us to believe his support will get a lot more vocal, as long as their man stays the distance.

He made a great call to knock out his countryman, Jerome Huge, not so long ago. Since then, his stack has withered every so slightly. With 125 big blind average though, there is no need to worry.

This could go on a while.

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Nitsche Drops Below Two Million

Nitsche needs a bigger tower
Nitsche needs a bigger tower

Hand #93

Adrian Mateos raised to 75,000 and Fabrice Soulier three-bet to 180,000 from the big blind. Mateos made the call and the flop brought 7 J 6 to the table.

Mateos checked to Soulier who bet 95,000. Mateos folded and Soulier picked up the pot.

Hand #94

Adrian Mateos raised to 65,000 and he picked up the blinds and antes.

Hand #95

Fabrice Soulier raised to 65,000 and Adrian Mateos called from the big blind. The flop brought 5 5 J and both players checked.

On the turn the 4 hit and Mateos checked again. Soulier bet 70,000 and Mateos put in a raise to 250,000 and that was enough to pick up this pot.

Hand #96

Dominik Nitsche raised from the button to 65,000 and Fabrice Soulier called from the big blind. The flop brought 7 A 4 and Nitsche bet 75,000 and Soulier made it 180,000 to go. Nitsche folded and Soulier picked up another pot.

Hand #97

Adrian Mateos raised to 65,000 and Dominik Nitsche called from the big blind. The flop brought out 6 A 7 and Nitsche check-raised the 75,000-chip bet to 225,000. Mateos made the call and on the turn the J hit.

Nitsche checked the turn and Mateos put out a hefty bet worth 350,000. Nitsche opted to fold and Mateos picked up another pot.

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Soulier Slipping

Hand #88

Fabrice Soulier raised to 75,000 in the small blind and Dominik Nitsche folded in the big blind. Soulier showed aces.

Hand #89

Fabrice Soulier raised to 65,000 on the button. Adrian Mateos called in the big blind.

The flop was 2 A 5, Mateos checked, Soulier bet 75,000 and Mateos check-raised to 205,000.

Soulier made the call.

The Q on the turn saw Mateos checked, Soulier fired 180,000 and Mateos folded.

Hand #90

Dominik Nitsche raised to 65,000, Adrian Mateos called in the small blind and Fabrice Soulier called in the big blind.

The flop was 6 K 3, Mateos checked, Soulier bet 85,000 and Nitsche folded. Mateos check-raised to 230,000 and Soulier called.

The turn was the 3 and Mateos bet 325,000 and Soulier made the call.

The river was the J, both players checked. Mateos showed K 6 and won the pot.

Hand #91

Adrian Mateos raised to 65,000 and Fabrice Soulier called.

The flop was 8 6 A, Soulier quickly folded to a 75,000 bet.

Hand #92

Fabrice Soulier raised to 65,000 and Adrian Mateos made the call.

The flop was 2 9 6, Mateos led for 90,000 and Soulier called.

The 2 saw Mateos check and Soulier checked back.

The Q river saw another pair of checks. Soulier won the pot with A J.

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Spain's Adrian Mateos Hunting First Bracelet

20-year-old Spanish poker pro Adrian Mateos is at the final table of the 2013 WSOP Europe Main Event and he's got a chance at his first gold bracelet. Mateos already has a title on the Estrellas Poker Tour in Spain and has moved to London to play online poker professionally.

 

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Mateos Stays Aggressive

Hand #83

Fabrice Soulier raised to 60,000 and Adrian Mateos called from the big blind. The flop brought T 2 7 and both players checked. On the turn the 9 hit and Matoes bet 90,000 and Soulier called.

The river brought the 4 and Mateos put out a big bet worth 500,000. Soulier folded his cards and Mateos picked up this pot.

Mateos now has 5.8 million versus Soulier and Dominik Nitsche who are both on 2.6 million right now.

Hand #84

Dominik Nitsche raised to 65,000 and Adrian Mateos three-bet to 175,000. Both his opponents folded to this three-bet and Mateos picked up another pot.

Hand #85

Adrian Mateos raised to 65,000 and Dominik Nitsche three-bet to 190,000 from the big blind. Fabrice Soulier and Matoes folded giving the pot to Nitsche.

Hand #86

Fabrice Soulier raised to 65,000 and picked up the blinds and antes.

Hand #87

Adrian Mateos raised to 75,000 and picked up the blinds and antes.

Level
24
Blinds
15000/30000
Ante
5000
Average Stack
3,750,000
Players Left
3
Tables Left
1
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Mateos Holds the Lead

Gotta love the plaques
Gotta love the plaques

Hand #78

Adrian Mateos raised to 65,000 and Fabrice Soulier made the call.

The flop came 4 6 2, Soulier checked and Mateos bet 75,000, the Spaniard made the call.

The Q came on the turn and Soulier checked a second time. Mateos upped the ante a bit and fired 185,000 – this was enough to get Soulier to fold this time.

Hand #79

Fabrice Soulier raised to 70,000 from the small blind. Dominik Nitsche made it 180,000 in the big blind. Soulier made the call.

The flop was A 3 T, Soulier checked and Nitsche bet 155,000, Soulier folded.

Hand #80

Fabrice Soulier raised to 75,000 on the button and Adrian Mateos made the call in the big blind.

The dealer put out a flop of Q Q 3, Mateous check-folded to another 75,000 bet from Soulier.

Hand #81

Dominik Nitsche raised to 65,000 on the button and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #82

Adrian Mateos raised to 65,000 from the button, Fabrice Soulier and Dominik Nitsche folded in the blinds.

Level
24
Blinds
15000/30000
Ante
5000
Average Stack
3,750,000
Players Left
3
Tables Left
1
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Play Resumes

After a short pause, the final three players are in their seats and play is back underway.

Level
24
Blinds
15000/30000
Ante
5000
Average Stack
3,750,000
Players Left
3
Tables Left
1
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Jerome Huge Eliminated in 4th Place (€251,000)

Huge - 4th place
Huge - 4th place

Hand #74

Adrian Mateos raised to 65,000 and he picked up the blinds and antes.

Hand #75

Adrian Mateos raised to 65,000 and he picked up the blinds and antes again.

Hand #76

Jerome Huge raised to 60,000 from the cutoff and Fabrice Soulier three-bet to 145,000 from the button. Adrian Mateos four-bet to 330,000 from the big blind and Huge folded right away.

Soulier looked back at his cards and tanked for a while before ultimately letting go at his cards.

Hand #77

Fabrice Soulier raised to 65,000 from the cutoff and Jerome Huge called from the big blind. The flop brought Q A 3 and Huge checked to Soulier who bet 75,000.

Huge made the call and lead out for 200,000 on the turn when the K popped up.

Soulier made the call and on the river the 8 showed up. Huge moved all in and Soulier looked a bit frustrated as he asked for a count.

Huge’s shove was for 780,000 and Soulier tanked for quite a while before making the call.

Huge tabled showed 4 3 and Soulier happily showed his A Q for two pair as knocked his fellow countryman out.

Just three players remain now and Soulier has three million chips versus Domink Nitsche at 2.4 and Adrian Mateos at 5.7 million.

Level
24
Blinds
15000/30000
Ante
5000
Average Stack
3,750,000
Players Left
3
Tables Left
1
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Nitsche and Huge Spar

Hand #69

Adrian Mateos raised to 75,000 in the small blind. Jerome Huge then three-bet to 200,000 in the big blind. Adrian Mateos then four-bet to 460,000 and Huge made a quick call.

The flop was K 5 3 and Mateos bet 275,000 into the pot, swelling it to over a million in chips. Huge tanked for five minutes and folded.

Hand #70

Adrian Mateos opened to 65,000 and everyone folded.

Hand #71

Jerome Huge raised to 60,000 and Dominik Nitsche called in the big blind.

Both players checked the J 8 3 flop before Nitsche led for 75,000 on the K turn. Huge raised to 150,000 and Nitsche folded.

Hand #72

Fabrice Soulier raised to 65,000 preflop and Adrian Mateos called in the big blind.

The flop was 4 A T and Mateos check-called a bet of 65,000. The turn was the Q and both players checked. They also checked the 3 river. Soulier turned over A 3 to beat Mateos' Q 4.

Hand #73

Dominik Nitsche raised to 60,000 preflop from the button and Jerome Huge made the call in the big blind.

The flop was T 9 6, Huge checked and Nitsche bet 75,000 and Huge once again check-raised to 150,000. Nitsche called.

The 5 came on the turn and Huge checked again, Nitsche checked behind.

The T came on the river, Huge bet 125,000 and Nitsche quickly called. Huge showed A 9 and Nitsche flipped J J to win the pot.

Jerome Huge

Jerome in a Huge photo

Level
24
Blinds
15000/30000
Ante
5000
Average Stack
2,812,500
Players Left
4
Tables Left
1
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Mateos Active After The Break

Hand #64

Fabrice Soulier raised to 65,000 on the first hand after the break from the button and Dominik Nitsche three-bet to 180,000 from the small blind. Adrian Mateos folded from the small blind and the action was back on Soulier who folded quickly.

Hand #65

Adrian Mateos raised to 75,000 from the small blind and he picked up the blinds and antes.

Hand #66

Adrian Mateos raised to 65,000 and he picked up the blinds and antes from the button.

Hand #67

Adrian Mateos raised to 65,000 from the cutoff and Jerome Huge three-bet to 150,000 from the button. Both blinds folded and the action was back on the chip leader. Mateos took a good look at Huge’s stack and after about 15 seconds he four-bet to 350,000.

Huge sat back in his chair, rubbed his nose and put on a sour face as he looked over at Mateos. Huge looked back down at his cards and made it 700,000 to go.

Mateos snap-folded and Huge picked up this big preflop pot. Huge now has 1,885,000 while Mateos still leads with 4,845,000.

Hand #68

Dominik Nitsche called from the small blind and Adrian Mateos raised it up to 85,000 from the big blind. Nitsche made the call and the flop brought out 2 6 4.

Mateos bet 85,000 and Nitsche check-called.

On the turn the 3 hit and Nitsche checked again. Mateos grabbed chips again and fired out 240,000. Nitsche tanked for a little bit and ultimately folded. Mateos is back over five million while Nitsche has 2.3 million left.

Level
24
Blinds
15000/30000
Ante
5000
Average Stack
2,812,500
Players Left
4
Tables Left
1
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Restart!

Our remaining four players are back in their seats for level 24.
Level
24
Blinds
15000/30000
Ante
5000
Average Stack
2,812,500
Players Left
4
Tables Left
1
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Break

The second break of the day just started and there are four players still remaining. These are the current standings in big blinds heading into the next level.

Adrian Mateos - 170
Dominik Nitsche - 80
Fabrice Soulier - 72
Jerome Huge - 51

Level
23
Blinds
12000/24000
Ante
4000
Average Stack
2,812,500
Players Left
4
Tables Left
1
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Last Three Hands of the Level

Hand #61

Fabrice Soulier raised to 49,000 and Dominik Nitsche called as did Jerome Huge in the big blind.

The J 3 2 flop was checked to Nitsche who bet 65,000, Huge check-raised to 135,000, Soulier and Nitsche both quickly folded.

Hand #62

Adrian Mateos raised to 50,000 and everyone folded. The Spaniard showed pocket aces.

Hand #63

Adrian Mateos raised to 50,000 and won the blinds and antes in the last hand of the level.

Level
23
Blinds
12000/24000
Ante
4000
Average Stack
2,812,500
Players Left
4
Tables Left
1
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Ravi Raghavan Eliminated in 5th Place (€176,000)

Ravi Raghavan - 5th place
Ravi Raghavan - 5th place

Hand #59

Adrian Mateos raised to 50,000 and Jerome Huge three-bet to 125,000. Nobody wanted to tangle with Huge who took the hand down before the flop.

Hand #60

Ravi Raghavan raised to 50,000 and Adrian Mateos called from the big blind. The flop brought K T 8 and Mateos lead out for 65,000. Raghavan decided to raise it up to 175,000 and Mateos came right back over the top to 410,000.

Raghavan moved all in for 1,275,000 and Mateos snap-called creating a giant pot worth 2,682,000.

Raghavan showed A Q for a royal flush draw and Mateos tabled K 8 for two pair.

On the turn the A popped up and Raghavan picked up some more outs after hitting a pair. The river brought the 3 and that was not one of the cards Raghavan needed to stay alive.

Raghavan was knocked out in fifth place and Mateos now has a big chip lead with just over five million chips.

Level
23
Blinds
12000/24000
Ante
4000
Average Stack
2,812,500
Players Left
4
Tables Left
1
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Soulier Check-Raise Fails

Hand #54

Ravi Raghavan raised to 50,000 preflop. Jerome Huge made it 125,000 on the button. Raghavan came back over the top with a four-bet to 325,000 and Huge folded.

Hand #55

Dominik Nitsche called in the small blind and Adrian Mateos checked his option.

Nitsche led for 33,000 on the 6 8 5 flop and Mateos called.

The turn was the 9 and Nitsche checked, Mateos bet 93,000 and Nitsche quickly folded.

Hand #56

Dominik Nitsche raised to 50,000 on the button. Adrian Mateos opted to call in the small blind.

The flop was Q 7 2, Mateos checked, Nitsche bet 60,000 and the Spaniard folded.

Hand #57

Adrian Mateos raised to 50,000 and picked up the blinds and antes.

Hand #58

Ravi Raghavan raised to 50,000 from the button and Fabrice Soulier peeled from the big blind.

The flop was 6 8 8, Soulier checked and Raghavan continued with a bet of 45,000. Soulier check-raised to 95,000. Raghavan made the call.

The turn card was the 7, Soulier checked and Raghavan bet 180,000 this time and the Frenchman folded this time.

 

Ravi Raghavan2013 WSOP EuropeEV0725K NLH High RollerFinal TableGiron8JG3566

Raghavan winding up

Level
23
Blinds
12000/24000
Ante
4000
Average Stack
2,250,000
Players Left
5
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1
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Nitsche and Soulier Switch Chip Positions

Hand #49

Jerome Huge raised to 50,000 and Dominik Nitsche called from the big blind. The flop brought Q 6 2 and Nitsche checked to Huge who bet 50,000. Nitsche called and on the turn when the J hit he checked again. Huge now bet 75,000 and Nitsche called again.

Nitsche checked when the A popped up on the river and Huge started thinking about his move. He bet 150,000 and Nitsche tanked for a while but eventually folded. 

Hand #50

Dominik Nitsche called from the small blind and Adrian Mateos raised to 60,000 from the big blind. Nitsche looked back down at his cards and folded.

Hand #51

Fabrice Soulier raised to 51,000 and Dominik Nitsche called from the button. Both blinds folded and the flop brought T T K and Soulier was first the act. The French bracelet winner bet 55,000 and Nitsche called.

On the turn the A popped up and Soulier checked to Nitsche who bet 105,000. Soulier folded his cards and the Germand and the Frenchman swapped places on the current leader board.

Soulier has 2.5 million chips versus Nitsche’s 2.62 million.

Hand #52

Adrian Mateos raised it up to 50,000 from the button and he picked up the blinds and antes.

Hand #53

Adrian Mateos raised to 50,000 and he picked up the blinds and antes.

Level
1
Blinds
50/100
Average Stack
6,000,000
Players Left
1
Tables Left
1
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Adrian Mateos

Adrian Mateos
Adrian Mateos

At just 19 years old, Adrian Mateos is the youngest player at the final table. Don’t be fooled into thinking he’s not experienced or qualified enough to win.

He came into the day as the chip leader after he eliminated the seventh and eighth place finishers. The Spaniard has a ton of cashes in the 12 months he’s being playing live and has already taken down a major title – winning the Estrellas Poker Tour Madrid event for $137k back in March.

Those who have played Mateos think he has what it take to make it to the very top. Will today be a huge leap in that direction?

Level
23
Blinds
12000/24000
Ante
4000
Average Stack
2,250,000
Players Left
5
Tables Left
1
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Nitsche Six-Bets All in Against Soulier

Hand #44

Adrian Mateos raised to 50,000 preflop and Jerome Huge made the call on the button.

The flop was 6 A J , Mateos bet 50,000 and Huge instantly called.

The K came on the turn and Mateos bet 140,000, Huge folded after about 30 seconds contemplation.

Hand #45

Jerome Huge raised to 50,000 in the cutoff, Fabrice Soulier then three-bet to 115,000 on the button. Dominik Nitsche four-bet to 230,000 in the small blind. Huge folded but Soulier slid out a five-bet to 406,000. Nitsche then wagered all his betting discs, moving all in for 2,233,000.

Soulier asked for a count as many of the audience stood up, trying to get a better view of proceedings. Soulier thought for about three minutes but then decided to fold.

Hand #46

Dominik Nitsche raised to 50,000, Ravi Raghavan three-bet to 140,000 in the big blind, Nitsche gave the hand up after thinking for a minute.

Hand #47

Fabrice Soulier raised to 50,000, winning the blinds and antes.

Hand #48

Adrian Mateos raised to 50,000 and everyone else folded.

 

Fabrice SoulierDominik Nitsche 2013 WSOP EuropeEV0725K NLH High RollerFinal TableGiron8JG3593
What have you got, Dom?
Level
23
Blinds
12000/24000
Ante
4000
Average Stack
2,250,000
Players Left
5
Tables Left
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Raghavan Back Over One Million

Hand #39

Dominik Nitsche received a walk in the big blind.

Hand #40

Dominik Nitsche called from the small blind and Adrian Mateos checked. The flop was A K T and Nitsche picked up the pot with a 27,000-chip bet.

Hand #41

Fabrice Soulier raised to 50,000 and he picked up the blinds and antes.

Hand #42

Adrian Mateos raised to 50,000 on the button and Jerome Huge three-bet to 125,000 and that was enough to pick up this pot.

Hand #43

Adrian Mateos raised to 50,000 from the cutoff and Ravi Raghavan three-bet to 140,000 from the button. Mateos made the call and the flop brought Q 7 K and the initial raiser checked.

Raghavan bet 125,000 and Mateos made the call.

On the turn the 5 popped up and Mateos checked again to Raghavan who now decided to move all in. Raghavan was all in for 451,000 total and Mateos quickly folded his cards.

Raghavan moved up to 1,037,000 but remains the short stack with five players remaining.

Level
23
Blinds
12000/24000
Ante
4000
Average Stack
2,250,000
Players Left
5
Tables Left
1
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Dominik Nitsche

Dominik Nitsche
Dominik Nitsche

Dominik Nitsche is both a tournament grinder and a poker star at the same time.

Almost no one on earth has many tournament cashes in as many different countries as the German. That’s amazing in its self-but made even more remarkable seeing as he’s only just turned 23.

Nitsche has won an LAPT, WPT and a WSOP title for a sort of silver Triple Crown. His biggest achievement to date was his WSOP win. It was his first World Series and he walked away with gold and nearly $650k after defeating 4,619 players en route to the taking down the $1k NLHE event.

Level
23
Blinds
12000/24000
Ante
4000
Average Stack
2,250,000
Players Left
5
Tables Left
1
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Mateos Wakes Up

Wakey wakey, Mateos
Wakey wakey, Mateos

Hand #34

Adrian Mateos raised to 50,000, Ravi Raghavan three-bet to 130,000 and won the pot.

Hand #35

Fabrice Soulier raised to 51,000 from the button and Adrian Mateos made it 140,000 in the big blind.

Soulier called to see a 3 Q 8 flop. Mateos bet 150,000 and Soulier made the call.

The 8 came on the turn and Mateos showed no sign of slowing down, betting 375,000 this time, Soulier took a minute before electing to give up his hand this time.

Hand #36

Dominik Nitsche raised to 50,000 preflop and Adrian Mateos called in the small blind.

The flop was J J Q and both players checked to see the 9 on the turn. Mateos bet 60,000 and Nitsche called. The river was the T and Mateos bet 175,000. Nitsche made the call and Mateos showed A 7 but the German flipped Q 8 to win the pot.

Hand #37

Fabrice Soulier raised to 51,000 preflop, Adrian Mateos made it 135,000 on the button and won the pot.

Hand #38

Adrian Mateos raised to 50,000, Jerome Huge three-bet to 125,000 from the small blind, winning the pot.

Level
23
Blinds
12000/24000
Ante
4000
Average Stack
2,250,000
Players Left
5
Tables Left
1
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Benny Spindler Eliminated in 6th Place (€126,000)

Benny Spindler - 6th place.
Benny Spindler - 6th place.

It wasn’t Benny Spindler’s day today. The aggressive German pro tried his best to pick up a lot of pots in the early goings but nothing seemed to work. Eventually Spindler ran into some strong hands and he was just knocked out in sixth place.

Hand #33

Adrian Mateos raised to 50,000 and Benny Spindler moved all in for 153,000. The action was folded back to Mateos who made the call immediately.

Spindler was ahead with Q Q but he Mateos still had outs as he showed K T.

The board ran out 6 7 6 6 K and the king of the river knocked Spindler out. Mateos picked up this pot and now has 3,752,000 chips.

Spindler finished sixth in the WSOP APAC Main Event and today in Paris he was eliminated in the exact same spot.

Level
23
Blinds
12000/24000
Ante
4000
Average Stack
2,250,000
Players Left
5
Tables Left
1
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Spindler Fails with Huge Bluff

Hand #31

Adrian Mateos raised to 50,000 on the button and won the pot.

Hand #32

Jerome Huge raised to 50,000 in the small blind and Benny Spindler called in the big blind.

The flop was 9 6 5, Huge bet 45,000 and Spindler made the call.

The turn was the A, Huge bet 75,000 and Spindler called again.

The 5 came on the river and Huge bet 100,000. Spindler moved all in for 523,000. Huge made the call for his tournament life after about three minutes.

Spindler: 3 2

Huge: A 7

Spindler had been floating but his bluff hadn't worked. Huge moved up to 1,410,000 and Spindler was left with just 157,000.

Jerome Huge 2013 WSOP EuropeEV0725K NLH High RollerFinal TableGiron8JG3575

I caught Spindler bluffing!

Level
23
Blinds
12000/24000
Ante
4000
Average Stack
1,875,000
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6
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Soulier Takes The Lead

Hand #25

Benny Spindler raised to 48,000 and he picked up the first pot after the break. 

Hand #26

Ravi Raghavan raised to 53,000 from the button and Jerome Huge three-bet to 118,000 from the small blind. Benny Spindler folded from the big blind and Raghavan folded his cards as well.

Hand #27

The action was folded to Benny Spindler in the small blind and he raised it up to 65,000. Fabrice Soulier made the call and on the flop 5 6 Q appeared. Spindler fired out 70,000 and Soulier decided to make the call.

On the turn the 3 hit and both players decided to check.

The river brought out the 7 and both players checked again. Spindler tabled 6 6 for a set and he took down this pot. 

Hand #28

Benny Spindler raised to 48,000 from the button and Dominik Nitsche called from the big blind. The flop brought out 3 4 K and Nitsche checked right away. Spindler checked behind and on the turn the 9 showed up. Nitsche lead out for 65,000 and Spindler folded his cards.

Hand #29

Benny Spindler raised to 48,000 and picked up the blinds and antes. 

Hand #30

Benny Spindler raised to 48,000 and Fabrice Soulier three-bet to 106,000. Ravi Raghavan put in a four-bet to 225,000 from the big blind and Spindler folded right away.

The action was now on Soulier who tanked for about a minute and he eventually four-bet to 402,000. Raghavan looked back down at his cards, counted his chips down and let go of his hand.

After this pot Soulier sits on 3,525,000 and that is the chip leader as he has just slightly more than Adrian Mateos. Raghavan has 746,000 left and Spindler sits at 858,000.

Fabrice Soulier2013 WSOP EuropeEV0725K NLH High RollerFinal TableGiron8JG3530

Soulier into the lead

Level
23
Blinds
12000/24000
Ante
4000
Average Stack
1,875,000
Players Left
6
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Welcome Back!

After that short break, the tournament has restarted.
Level
23
Blinds
12000/24000
Ante
4000
Average Stack
1,875,000
Players Left
6
Tables Left
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Break

The first break of the day has just started with all six players still in the tournament. Play will resume in 10 minutes.
Level
22
Blinds
10000/20000
Ante
3000
Average Stack
1,875,000
Players Left
6
Tables Left
1
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Soulier Finishes with a Flourish

Hand #21

Dominik Nitsche raised to 50,000 from under-the-gun and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #22

Adrian Mateos raised to 45,000 preflop and Benny Spindler raised to 105,000 on the button.

Dominik Nitsche four-bet to 235,000 in the big blind, Mateos folded and Spindler gave up his hand as well.

Hand #23

Jerome Huge raised to 55,000 from the hijack and Adrian Mateos called in the big blind.

The flop came 8 2 T, Mateos check-folded to a 55,000 bet from Huge.

Hand #24

Fabrice Soulier raised to 51,000 preflop in the cutoff, Dominik Nitsche flat-called on the button.

The flop was 7 A T, Soulier fired 59,000 and Nitsche made the call.

The turn was the 8, Soulier checked and Nitsche bet 125,000 which Soulier called.

The river was the 2 had Soulier led out for 240,000. Nitsche called. Soulier showed A 7 to win the last hand of the level.

Level
22
Blinds
10000/20000
Ante
3000
Average Stack
1,875,000
Players Left
6
Tables Left
1
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Fabrice Soulier

Fabrice Soulier
Fabrice Soulier

Fabrice Soulier is the quintessential Frenchman and carries that suave a sophistication onto the poker table. He carries the hopes of a nation today and has, by far, the greatest amount of support on the rail.

Soulier learned the game the hard way, before there were any online tools to help. Hours and days were spent grinding the cash tables before he broke through to the upper echelons of the industry.

WSOP, WPT and EPT final tables galore were achieved before he won his first major title. The year was 2011 and the win came in the prestigious $10k H.O.R.S.E at that summer’s WSOP for more than $600k.

Level
22
Blinds
10000/20000
Ante
3000
Average Stack
1,875,000
Players Left
6
Tables Left
1
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Raghavan Picks Up Some Chips

Hand #16

Adrian Mateos raised to 45,000 from the under-the-gun position and Ravi Raghavan went into the tank from his immediate left. After a while Raghavan folded and Jerome Huge followed suit.

Like we’ve been accustomed to already after just 16 hands it was Benny Spindler who spiced things up. Spindler made it 105,000 to go and all his opponents quickly folded.

Hand #17

Dominik Nitsche limped from the small blind and Adrian Mateos raised to 55,000 from the big blind. Nitsche made the call and the flop brought out J J 3 and Nitsche checked.

Mateos quickly bet 50,000 and Nitsche called. On the turn the 7 popped up and Nitsche checked to Mateos who bet 135,000 this time around. Nitsche stared at Matoes for a few seconds but ultimately he decided to let go of his hand.

Hand #18

Jerome Huge moved all in under the gun for 376,000 and the action was quickly folded to Ravi Raghavan in the big blind. Raghavan seemed to be a little interested after seeing his first card, but he quickly folded when the second one didn’t look as pretty. Huge picked up another pot but he remains as the short stack at this final table.

Hand#19

Dominik Nitsche raised to 40,000 and Ravi Raghavan three-bet to 110,000 from the small blind. Jerome Huge folded his big blind and the action was back on Nitsche.

Nitsche tanked for a bit and four-bet to 210,000 putting pressure on Raghavan who made up his mind very quickly. Raghavan thrown off by this move and moved all in.

Nitsche snap-folded and Raghavan picked up this pot putting him back on 1,215,000 chips.

Hand #20

Adrian Mateos raised to 45,000 and Ravi Raghavan called. Jerome Huge called from the small blind as well creating three-way action on the flop. The flop brought K T J and all three players checked.

On the turn the A hit and the action was checked to Raghavan who bet 75,000. Huge went into the tank for quite a while before raising it up to 150,000 and that made both of his opponents fold quickly.

Level
22
Blinds
10000/20000
Ante
3000
Average Stack
1,875,000
Players Left
6
Tables Left
1
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First All-In of the Day

Mateos settled the nerves by winning a pot
Mateos settled the nerves by winning a pot

Hand #11

Jerome Huge moved all in for 379,000 and everyone folded.

Hand #12

Dominik Nitsche raised to 40,000 on the button. Ravi Raghavan called in the big blind.

The dealer put out a flop of 7 6 J, Raghavan checked and Nitsche bet 50,000 – winning the pot.

Hand #13

Benny Spindler raised to 40,000 and Adrian Mateos called on the button. Ravi Raghavan made it 130,000 in the small blind. Spindler thought for about two minutes before folding and Mateos quickly did the same.

Hand #14

Adrian Mateos raised to 45,000 from the cutoff and Benny Spindler called in the big blind.

The flop was 5 4 5 and Spindler check-called a bet of 50,000 from Mateos.

On the 9 turn, Spindler checked a second time and Mateos opted to check back.

The river was the A, Spindler checked a final time and Mateos checked behind. Spindler showed J 8 but lost out to Mateos' 9 7.

Hand #15

Dominik Nitsche raised to 50,000 from under-the-gun and Fabrice Soulier called in the big blind.

The flop was 4 6 Q, Soulier checked and Nitsche bet 55,000.

Soulier made the call to see the J on the turn where he checked a second time. Nitsche bet 150,000 and Soulier called again.

The river was the Q and both players checked. Soulier showed Q T, Nitsche giggled and mucked his hand.

 

Final Table2013 WSOP EuropeEV0725K NLH High RollerFinal TableGiron7JG9413

"The Friday Six"

Level
22
Blinds
10000/20000
Ante
3000
Average Stack
1,875,000
Players Left
6
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Benny Spindler

Benny Spindler
Benny Spindler

Benny Spindler might be the most feared player coming into today’s final table.

The aggressive German has done almost everyone one can do in poker, expect win a WSOP bracelet. He’s won nearly four million dollars live and a huge amount online as well. His biggest achievement to date was taking down EPT London two years ago for $1.172 million.

Spindler is still haunted by how his WSOP APAC final table went earlier this year in Melbourne. He went from chip leader to out in sixth place in a very short time. Spindler is only concerned about coming first so expect his to win or go out in a blaze of glory trying to.

Level
22
Blinds
10000/20000
Ante
3000
Average Stack
1,875,000
Players Left
6
Tables Left
1
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The Spindler Show Continues

Hand #6

Benny Spindler raised to 40,000 and Ravi Raghavan called from the big blind. The flop brought 3 K 8 and both players checked. On the turn the T hit and Raghavan bet 60,000 into Spindler who made the call.

On the river the 6 hit and Raghavan bet 150,000. Spindler went into the tank for a while but eventually he decided to let this hand go.

After this hand Spindler had 886,000 chips left while Raghavan now sits on 958,000.

Hand #7

Benny Spindler raised to 40,000 from the under-the-gun position and Jerome Huge called from the big blind. The flop brought out 5 9 A and Huge checked to Spindler who bet 25,000.  Huge check-raised to 50,000 total after about 30 seconds and the action was back on Spindler who quickly called.

On the turn the 2 hit and Huge checked again to Spindler who bet 25,000 again. This time Huge called and on the river the Q hit. Huge bet 45,000 and Spindler went into the tank for just ten seconds before moving all in.

Huhge folded and Spindler got back some chips after dropping quite a lot in the first few hands. Spindler’s back on 1,071,000 while Huge was left with 401,000.

Hand #8

Adrian Mateos raised to 45,000 and he picked up the blinds and antes.

Hand #9

Benny Spindler raised to 50,000 from the small blind and Fabrice Soulier three-bet to 115,000 from the big blind. Spindler has been active in almost every hand but he decided to let this one go.

Hand #10

Benny Spindler raised to 40,000 and Fabrice Soulier fought back again with a three-bet to 115,000. Spindler decided to fold once again and Soulier picked up his second pot in a row.

Level
22
Blinds
10000/20000
Ante
3000
Average Stack
1,875,000
Players Left
6
Tables Left
1
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Jerome Huge

Jerome Huge
Jerome Huge

Frenchman Jerome Huge is the unknown quantity at today’s table.

Along with Fabrice Soulier, Huge carries the hopes of the home nation with him today. This is his first recorded live cash, so it’ll be interesting to see how he copes with the pressure of playing at a TV table, under the lights and with poker sharks swimming around him.

Level
22
Blinds
10000/20000
Ante
3000
Average Stack
1,875,000
Players Left
6
Tables Left
1
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Spindler Drops Below a Million

Hand #1

Fabrice Soulier raised to 45,000 preflop from the hijack and Dominik Nitsche called in the cutoff.

Jerome Huge called in the big blind.

The flop was 8 J 7, Huge checked, Soulier bet 85,000 and both the other players folded.

First blood to France!

Hand #2

Fabrice Soulier raised to 45,000 from under-the-gun. Benny Spindler called in the big blind.

The flop was 9 T 6, Spindler checked and Soulier bet 40,000. Spindler check-raised to 90,000 and Soulier made the call.

The turn was the 4 and Spindler led out for 125,000 and Soulier called again.

The river was the 3, Spindler spent a long time debating his options before he elected to bet 300,000. Soulier called fairly quickly with K J and won a huge pot.

Hand #3

Dominik Nitsche raised to 50,000 preflop and Adrian Mateos reraised to 130,000 in the seat next to him. Benny Spindler put in a cold four-bet to 280,000 from the small blind.

Nitsche then put in a five-bet to 440,000. Mateos and Spindler both folded instantly.

Hand #4

Benny Spindler raised to 40,000 and won the blinds and antes.

Hand #5

Benny Spindler raised to 40,000 preflop again, winning the blinds and antes.

 

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Spindler has come out firing
Level
22
Blinds
10000/20000
Ante
3000
Average Stack
1,875,000
Players Left
6
Tables Left
1
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Ravi Raghavan

Ravi Raghavan
Ravi Raghavan

Ravi Raghavan is the sole representative from the United States and, coming in as the shortest stack, has his work cut out to keep the title in his homeland.

The American pro is no stranger to success on the baize though. He has the chance to take his live tournament earnings past the $3 million today and add a bracelet to his 13 WSOP cashes and WPT title.

Level
22
Blinds
10000/20000
Ante
3000
Average Stack
1,875,000
Players Left
6
Tables Left
1
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Shuffle Up and Deal

Cards are in the air!

There are still 75 minutes left of level 22 to play. 
Level
22
Blinds
10000/20000
Ante
3000
Average Stack
1,875,000
Players Left
6
Tables Left
1
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Mateos Leads Charge to Become the Seventh WSOPE Main Event Champion

After two weeks and eight star-studded bracelet events, the World Series of Poker Europe festival has reached the final day. And what better way to finish that to crown the Main Event champion?

Yesterday was something special, witnessing Daniel Negreanu win the Player of the Year title in style by clinching the High Roller Event.

Nothing beats being a World Series Main Event champion though, and one of six players will have that honor later today.

The “Friday Six” are led by a young man from Spain. Adrian Mateos stormed through the penultimate day to lead with 3.78 million. His job is no easy task today though. Some of Europe’s best have their own agenda and are here to win as much as he is. 

Here’s how the final table lines up:

Seat 1: Benny Spindler – 1,748,000
Seat 2: Fabrice Soulier – 1,871,000
Seat 3: Dominik Nitsche – 2,354,000
Seat 4: Adrian Mateos – 3,781,000
Seat 5: Ravi Raghavan – 898,000
Seat 6: Jerome Huge – 637,000

There is a live stream of all today’s action on a 30-minute delay, but the PokerListings blog team will be following the action as it happens.

Cards are due in the air shortly so stay tuned.

Level
22
Blinds
10000/20000
Ante
3000
Average Stack
1,875,000
Players Left
6
Tables Left
1
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Event Name €10,450 Main Event
Venue Casino Barrière d'Enghien-les-Bains
Date 19 October 2013
Final Day 25 October 2013
Buy In €10,450
Entrants 375
Prize Pool €3,600,000
First Prize €1,000,000
Level Ante Blinds
Level 1 0 50/100
Level 2 0 100/200
Level 3 0 150/300
Level 4 25 150/300
Level 5 50 200/400
Level 6 50 250/500
Level 7 75 300/600
Level 8 100 400/800
Level 9 100 500/1000
Level 10 200 600/1200
Level 11 200 800/1600
Level 12 300 1000/2000
Level 13 400 1200/2400
Level 14 500 1500/3000
Level 15 500 2000/4000
Level 16 500 2500/5000
Level 17 1000 3000/6000
Level 18 1000 4000/8000
Level 19 1000 5000/10000
Level 20 2000 6000/12000
Level 21 2000 8000/16000
Level 22 3000 10000/20000
Level 23 4000 12000/24000
Level 24 5000 15000/30000
Level 25 5000 20000/40000
Level 26 10000 25000/50000
Level 27 10000 30000/60000
Level 28 10000 50000/100000
Level 29 15000 60000/120000
Level 30 20000 80000/160000
Level 31 30000 100000/200000
Level 32 30000 120000/240000
Level 33 40000 150000/300000
Level 34 50000 200000/400000
Adrian Mateos

Adrian Mateos
wins
€1,000,000

€10,450 Main Event

Top Money Finishers Prize
1. Adrian Mateos €1,000,000
2. Fabrice Soulier €610,000
3. Dominik Nitsche €400,000
4. Jerome Huge €251,000
5. Ravi Raghavan €176,000
6. Benny Spindler €126,000
7. Andrei Konopelko €101,000
8. €77,500
9. Daniel Steinberg €59,500
10. Romain Kazarian €59,500