Adrien Mateos added yet another accolade to his illustrious poker career at the PokerStars Championship in Monte Carlo over the weekend.
Mateos outlasted 64-entries in the elite €50k buy-in single-day tournament to take down a staggering €908,000 pay day.
The Spaniard has amassed $8m in a little over four years on the live tournament circuit with massive victories at the World Series of Poker and European Poker Tour including the WSOPE Main Event and EPT Grand Final.
Mateos now trails only Carlos Mortenson on the all-time earners list for Spain and is over $2m clear of Sergio Aido.
Mateos Outlasts Dvoress, Seidel, Holz
The final table for the 50k buy-in event was expectedly stacked with Erik Seidel, Fedor Holz, Nick Petrangelo, Steve O’Dwyer, Ramin Hajiyev, Mike Watson, Sergio Aido and Canadian Daniel Dvoress in the mix.
More money for Fedor Holz.
Interestingly Fedor Holz has cashed in every iteration of the PokerStars Championship/EPT Monte Carlo for the last three years to earn over €900k from the event.
Holz ended up finishing fourth in this year’s event for €319k. That’s the same place he finished in this event in 2015.
Meanwhile Erik Seidel continued his assault on Daniel Negreanu’s #1 spot on the all-time tournament earner’s list. Seidel now trails Negreanu by $1.4m and has been trending up.
He finished third in the $50k, which led to a heads-up showdown between Mateos and upstart Canadian Daniel Dvoress.
Dvoress, who’s still chasing his first major title, was unable to make up a severe chip disadvantage that had him down 5-1 to start heads-up.
Mateos picked him off and posted the emphatic victory in the tournament.
Here’s a complete look at the payouts in the event:
1st - Adrian Mateos, Spain, €908,000
2nd - Daniel Dvoress, Canada, €652,000
3rd - Erik Seidel, USA, €423,800
4th - Fedor Holz, Germany, €319,800
5th - Nick Petrangelo, USA, €248,400
6th - Steve O'Dwyer, Ireland, €192,400
7th - Ramin Hajiyev, Azerbaijan, €152,140
8th - Mike Watson, Canada, €118,000
9th - Sergio Aido, Spain, €90,100
Bryn Kenney Wins €100k Super High Roller
Adrien Mateos wasn’t the only poker pro to down a massive tournament over the weekend.
Bryn Kenney outlasted an elite 61-entry field to win €1.7m in the PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo €100k Super High Roller on Saturday.
Kenney is no stranger to super high rollers and took down a $100k PCA Super High Roller for $1.6m in 2016. He’s the first player to win two separate PokerStars-sponsored 100k buy-in events.
Kenney now has a staggering $17m in lifetime live tournament earnings.
Incredibly Canadian Daniel Dvoress also made the €100k final table, finishing third for €832,800, which means his haul for PSC Monte Carlo is up to over €1.4m.
Here’s a complete look at the payouts from the 100k event:
1st - Bryn Kenney, USA, €1,784,500
2nd - Viacheslav Buldygin, Russia, €1,290,800
3rd - Daniel Dvoress, Canada, €832,800
4th - David Peters, USA, €630,600
5th - Ole Schemion, Germany, €487,715
6th - Steffen Sontheimer, Germany, €380,700
7th - Martin Kabrhel, Czech Republic, €303,350
8th - Sam Greenwood, Canada, €237,950