Mateos defeated Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz heads-up after they agreed to a deal. He now joins players like Andrey "Kroko-dill" Zaichenko, Dzmitry "Colisea" Urbanovich, Gleb "Ti0373" Tremzin, and Joao "Naza114" Vieira who also have collected four titles. Mateos boasts over $21 million in live tournament cashes and countless online winnings.
The tournament had a guaranteed prize pool of $2,500,000 but the event with the biggest buy-in of the series attracted 71 unique players and 35 reentries to create a total prize purse of $2,599,650 thanks to the 106 entries. Mateos needed to reenter as he failed to hit with his first bullet but got a sweet return on investment on his second one.
Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves, Kahle "ROFLshove" Burns, "tzuzteutezu", Wiktor "Iimitless" Malinowski, Pauli "Fiilismies" Ayras, Artur "mararthur1" Martirosian, and Chris "Big Huni" Hunichen joined them on the final table.
WCOOP-25-H: $25,000 NLHE [8-Max, Super High Roller Sunday Slam] Final Table Results
Adrian "Amadi_017" Mateos
Fedor "CrownUpGuy" Holz
Luke "Bit2Easy" Reeves
Kahle "ROFLshove" Burns
Wiktor "Iimitless" Malinowski
Pauli "Fiilismies" Ayras
Artur "mararthur1" Martirosian
Chris "Big Huni" Hunichen
* reflects heads-up deal
Heads-up, Mateos broached the subject of a deal but got no response before winning the first hand of heads-up to get the stacks to almost even. Holz then asked if Mateos was interested in a deal before the tournament was paused and a deal was agreed upon. Mateos held a slight lead, increased it, lost it, and then grabbed it back before not letting it go anymore.
Holz managed to double up twice more before Mateos hit a flush to leave Holz behind with 12 big blinds. In the end, he shoved his last nine blinds in with king-nine while Mateos picked up one of the prettier hole cards combinations in poker, the ace-king. The ace on the flop and another one on the turn signalled the end of the tournament as Mateos cemented his spot in WCOOP history.
While Mateos won the high edition of the Sunday Slam which was a two-day event, both the low and medium variants are three-day events and play to a champion tonight. In addition, six more events will finish on Tuesday, September 8.
WCOOP 25-L: $215 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Slam]
WCOOP 25-M: $2,100 NLHE [8-Max, Sunday Slam]
WCOOP 29-L: $11 NLHE [Progressive KO]
WCOOP 29-M: $109 NLHE [Progressive KO]
WCOOP 29-H: $1,050 NLHE [Progressive KO]
WCOOP 30-L: $5.50 NLO8 [6-Max]
WCOOP 30-M: $55 NLO8 [6-Max]
WCOOP 30-H: $530 NLO8 [6-Max]
WCOOP 31-L: $5.50 NLHE [4-Max]
WCOOP 31-M: $55 NLHE [4-Max]
WCOOP 31-H: $530 NLHE [4-Max]
Events Scheduled on September 9
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