The end is in sight in the World Series of Poker this year. Another fascinating weekend of action was played out, with a number of huge winners from some of the biggest events. Winners walked away with huge cash returns, while they also picked up gold bracelets, which would have been their big goal from the action at the table. You can catch up on the action from this past weekend right here.
Adrian Mateos Picks Up Another Gold Bracelet
There was a very familiar face picking up another gold bracelet over the weekend, as Adrian Mateos won the fourth gold bracelet of his career, as he came out on top in the High Roller event on Sunday. Mateos has made a habit of winning the biggest events throughout his career, but this certainly would have been one of the most welcome wins of his career to date. The High Roller event was the biggest in recent years, with the buy-in being the biggest of any cash game taking place at the WSOP this year.
Therefore, a total prize pot of over $8 million was available to players that were involved in the action. There was a field of 33 that declared for the event, but it was to be Mateos that was the standout player. The Spanish start was able to take cash returns home for the sixth time this calendar year, and it was also the fourth gold bracelet that he had won during his career. It was a sizable return too for the player, as he won just over $3.2 million. Ben Heath was the player beaten in the heads-up challenge, as the Brit finished in second place for $2 million. Other players to finish on the final table included John Kincaid, Seth Davies and Keith Tilston.
First Gold Bracelet For Leo Margets
While Mateos was winning his fourth gold bracelet of his career, there was a very first success for compatriot Leo Margets. It was a history making achievement in the world of poker, as she was the first woman to win an open-entry event for the gold bracelet at the series this year. Her success in The Closer saw her claim returns of $376,850, and is likely to be one of the standout moments from the competition this year. She managed to see off Alex Kulev in the heads-up challenge, while a further 1,900 players were also in action for their share of the prize pot.
Stephen Song finished back in third, while Marc Lange and Arturo Segura made up the top five spots. Other players that finished on the final table over the weekend were Cherish Andrews, Aleksandr Shevliakov, Chris Moorman and Benjamin Underwood. However, this event was all about the fine performance by Margets.
World Series of Poker action continues this week, as the final events of the series take place, giving players their final opportunity to win a lucrative golden bracelet.