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

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