Adrian Mateos Wins PSC Monte Carlo HR for €908k

Adrian Mateos Wins PSC Monte Carlo HR for €908kThe PokerStars Championship €50,000 Single-Day High Roller was held at the Monte Carlo Bay Hotel & Resort, and attracted 64 entries to create a prize pool of €3,104,740. By the end of 14 hours of action, it was Spanish pro Adrian Mateos who would eventually add the PSC title to his already impressive resume, whilst boosting his career earnings to $8,087,288.
Amongst the recognizable pros buying into the €50,000 event, but failing to see a return on their money, was Isaac Haxton, John Juanda, Charlie Carrel, David Peters, and Daniel Negreanu. Italian pro Mustapha Kanit then looked good to advance to the final table after being dealt pocket tens and calling a shove by Daniel Dvoress holding J-9. Unfortunately for Kanit, though, the board produced a 9 on the flop and turn to eliminate him on the bubble in 9th, in the process ensuring all the remaining players a payout of at least €90,100.
At the final table, Adrian Mateos proceeded to eliminate Ramin Hajiyev in 7th, Steve O’Dwyer in 6th, before doing likewise to Fedor Holz in 4th, who made an all-in call on the turn holding top pair and a flush draw against Mateos with a flush and gutshot draw. Mateos succeeded in hitting his straight on the river, while Holz had to be contented with a final table finish worth €319,800.
Mateos (A-10) subsequently took care of a short-stacked Erik Seidel (K-4) in 3rd to take a 5-to-1 chip advantage over Canada’s Daniel Dvoress into the heads-up stage of the competition. Mirroring Seidel, Dvoress also eventually got his remaining chips in with K-4, but Mateos (J-8) hit an 8 which on the flop which in the end proved sufficient to claim the title for a €908,000 payday.
In the meantime, Daniel Dvoress picked up €652,000 ($710,108) for his runner-up finish, having also finished 3rd at the PokerStars Championship Monte Carlo €100,000 Super High Roller Eight Max event a few days earlier for €832,800 ($908,595). As a result, he now boasts $4,957,475 in live career earnings.
Final Table Results:
1: Adrian Mateos (Spn) €908,000
2: Daniel Dvoress (Can) €652,000
3: Erik Seidel (US) €423,800
4: Fedor Holz (Ger) €319,800
5: Nick Petrangelo (US) €248,400
6: Steve O’Dwyer (Ire) €192,400
7: Ramin Hajiyev (Azb) €152,140
8: Mike Watson (Can) €118,000
9: Sergio Aido (Spn) €90,100

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