Adrian Mateos has long been one of the most successful players on the poker scene. He has won almost every event at least once during his career, which means maiden wins are hard to come by.
However, there was a first for the star this past week, as he won a Super Million$ event for the first time in his career. Mateos had to see off a talented field of players to claim the win, but it was to be a landmark night for the Spaniard, as he picked up success in the event.
Mateos Claims Maiden Super Million$ Success
Winning a title for the first time is something that Mateos hasn’t been able to experience for a while, as he has won virtually every poker event that there is to win throughout his career. His career earnings have already exceeded $21 million, while no Spanish player has managed to win more money than Mateos during his career. He also sits in 27th position on the all-time money list, and he would have been celebrating a first Super Million$ success this week. The win for the Spaniard saw him walk away from the event with prize money of $428,624.
He needed to see off the challenge of Aliaksei Boika in the final heads-up challenge of the event. However, the Spanish star never looked in danger of settling for second place at the event this past week. Boika would have been pleased with his performance though, and that was returned with winnings of $330,514. Nator was the next player on the leaderboard, as he settled for returns of $254,861 after his second place finish in the Super Million$ event.
Big Names Complete Leaderboard
There were no shortage of experienced players involved on the final table. Art Papazyan was among the players to compete on the final table, but he wasn’t able to break in to the top three, as he finished in fourth place and collected prize money of $196,525. David Coleman was one of the big names to also make the final table. Coleman has won over $3.5 million in prize money throughout his career, and was returned with $151,541 for his fifth place finish in the Super Million$ event this past week.
Joao Vieira was another of the players that is no stranger to the closing stages of some of the biggest poker events. The all-time Portuguese leading player finished a place further back, and won returns of $116,854. The final three players to make the final table were RRomashka, Sam Greenwood and Yuri Dzivielevski. RRomashka finished in seventh place and picked up returns of $90,170. Meanwhile, Greenwood, who is in third place for all-time winners in Canada, finished a place further back. The Canadian won $69,482 for the finish in the Super Million$ event. The leaderboard was rounded off by Brazilian player Dzivielevski. The star is 12th on the all-time money list in Brazil, and picked up returns of $53,578 from the event this past week.