Adrian Mateos Wins Caribbean Poker Event for $250k

Adrian Mateos Wins Caribbean Poker Event for $250kThe 2017 Caribbean Poker Party Festival took place at the Meliá Caribe Tropical casino in Punta Cana from November 17-25, and featured five events, including the $5,300 Millions Finale. A total of 215 players subsequently paid the buy-in fee to create a prize pool worth $47,600 more than its original $1 million guarantee, and after four days of action, Adrian Mateos would eventually walk away with the title, and a top prize of $250,000.
The victory subsequently consolidates the 23 year-old Spanish pro’s position as his country’s second highest tournament earner with $11,357,163 in winnings, an amount more than double that of a third placed Sergio Aido on $5,317,108, and  just behind Carlos Mortensen on $12,106,336. Mateos also an impressive three WSOP bracelets to his name, including winning the 2013 WSOP Europe Main Event for €1,000,000.
The $5,300 Millions Finale offered 23 money places, and amongst the recognizable pros not leaving empty-handed was Roberto Romanello in 21st ($10,000), Chris Hunichen in 20th ($10,000), Barny Boatman in 15th ($15,000), and Koray Aldemir in 11th ($22,500).
At the final table, Mateos (A-9) sent James Walker (A-7) to the rail in 8th, before being A-Q and giving the same treatment to Manig Loeser (K-K) in 5th. Anatoly Filatov then took care of Kenny Hallaert in 3rd to usher in heads-up play against Mateos for the title.
An hour later, and the deciding hand was played with Mateos (Ac-Js) and Filatov (6c-5c) all-in preflop, and the dealer subsequently laying out a 10s-10c-4d-2s-Qh board to secure top honors for Adrian Mateos. Meanwhile, Russia’s Anatoly Filatov collected $165,000 for his hard-fought efforts, with the pro now boasting $1,766,708 in career earnings. The score also represents his tied-second best result to date, practically equal to the amount he won after finishing 3rd at the EPT Berlin Cup €1,100 event in 2013. His biggest score, however, came in 2014 after a runner-up finish at the €10,300 EPT High Roller Vienna for €265,200 ($ 366,070).
Final Table Results:
1: Adrian Mateos $250,000
2: Anatoly Filatov $165,000
3: Kenny Hallaert $110,000
4: Tom Waters $87,600
5: Manig Loeser $70,000
6: Marc-Olivier Perrault $55,000
7: Bartlomiej Machon $45,000
8: James Walker $35,000

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