Matt Matros Completes Remarkable WSOP Hat-Trick

Matt Matros Completes Remarkable WSOP Hat-Trick Matt Matros has completed an impressive WSOP hat-trick after capturing three gold bracelets over three consecutive years. This time around, the self-proclaimed “Ivy League Math Geek” took down Event #16 Six-handed NLHE, after besting a 1,604 player field over three days on his way to collecting the $454,835 first place prize. Following his remarkable victory, the 35 year old commented:
“It doesn’t even occur to me that I might win a bracelet when I come out here. I mean everyone hopes they do, but even winning two in the last two years, you never expect to run that good again. I just can’t even fathom how lucky I’ve been the past three years at the Rio..This is ridiculous. I have to be the luckiest person in the world.”
After Mike Matusow exited in 8th place ($40,059) and Matt Glantz in 7th ($40,059) the $1,500 Six-Handed event final table got underway. Matt Matros (A-K) then eliminated Mark Darner (A-J) in 6th ($56,300), before the very next hand dispatching Robert Muzzatti in 5th ($81,202), whose As-Ks fell to Matros’ pocket queens on a 6s-3d-10s-5d-6d board.
Mark Radoja then eliminated Gordon Vayo in 4th ($121,262) and Ramey Shaio in 3rd ($182,521) before starting heads-up fairly even in chips against Matros. Not long after, Radoja surged to a 2.5 to 1 chip lead, before Matros started his comeback. The final hand of the tournament saw Matros with a slight lead dealt 6h-5h and shoving on a 10d-9h-2h-8s board to his opponent’s J-7 made straight. A 10h on the river then completed Matros’ flush to seal his’ WSOP victory, with the New York pro later commenting:
“..two years ago when I won the first one, I really felt the vindication of my career, the validation. I’ve played so many events so many deep runs that to have finally won one two years ago and then last year was the icing on the cake, I couldn’t believe I won another one.”
The final able payouts were as follows:
1. Matt Matros – $454,835
2. Mark Radoja – $281,502
3. Ramey Shaio – $182,521
4. Gordon Vayo – $121,262
5. Robert Muzzatti – $81,202
6. Mark Darner – $56,300

Other news:   World Series of Poker Bahamas in December

Poker News
wsop 2023 streaming schedule
12 Sep 2023
The World Series of Poker is heading to the Bahamas in December for the inaugural World Series of Poker Paradise Festival. The WSOP Paradise will be held at the Atlantis Paradise Island in the Bahamas from December 3-14. The official schedule was released earlier this week and it features 15 WSOP bracelet events with more
Top Poker Tweets from 2017 WSOP (Week 7)
01 Apr 2022
The World Series of Poker is coming online north of the border in Ontario. Online poker players located in the province of Ontario will have access to the newly launched starting on April 4 as part of the new private iGaming expansion in the province. is a partnership between the World Series of
World Series of Poker leaving the Rio
18 Nov 2021
The World Series of Poker is changing venues after a 17-year run at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino and moving to the Las Vegas Strip. WSOP reps announced on Wednesday that starting in 2022, the 53rd World Series of Poker will be leaving the Rio and setting up shop at Bally’s and Paris Las
wsop 2020 logo
20 Sep 2021
Anyone that can’t make it to Las Vegas for the 2021 World Series of Poker when it starts up later this month can still go after a WSOP bracelet in any of the 11 new online events just announced, if they’re in New Jersey, Nevada or Pennsylvania. The in-person events at this year’s World Series