With a multitude of poker events being completed left, right and centre, yesterday we saw another with the PokerStars Estrellas Poker Tour Madrid coming to an end after four days of action. The event was another record breaker as there was an original field of 632 players that took part across two opening day flights, with that easily beating the previous best of 498.
That meant that there was a prize pool for €1,100 No Limit Holdem event of €606,720 with the winner set to pick up the largest portion of that.
In a shocking yet marvellous achievement it was Adrian Mateos that picked up that winner’s cheque, after the eighteen year old managed to conquer that field of players and come out on top of the final table played out yesterday.
That makes him the youngest ever winner of an Estrellas Poker Tour event. He had to battle against a tough final table that included the Scottish player Richard mine, Javier Sanchez Miguel and eventual runner up Jose Alvarez.
What made the achievement even more special was the fact that Mateos actually started the day as the second smallest stack on the table. In an absolutely awesome display he completely tore the table apart in his quest for glory.
In fact the smallest stack at the start of play also managed to have a good finish in fourth, though that didn’t quite match the achievements of Mateos.
It eventually came down to a heads up pairing against the player that came into the final table with the most chips, with Mateos gradually grinding his opponent down before the chips went into the middle with him coming out on top.
This lad could certainly be one to watch, winning a poker tournament at such an early age is no mean feat at all. Whilst we are sure that the money will be of life changing status for somebody so young.
How It Finished!
Adrian Mateos – (€103,000)
Jose Álvarez – (€88,512)
Richard Milne – (€81,000)
Pedro Oliva – (€40.960)
Angel Botana – (€30.340)
Francisco Arce – (€21.240)
Vicente Delgado – (€15.170)
Javier Sánchez Miguel – (€11.375)
The PokerStars Estrellas Poker Tour is the biggest poker tour in Spain and is growing with each event that is played. They certainly know how to put on an event too, with some of the world’s best players now making a point to make that trip over to Spain.
We try to follow the ESPT as much as we can, so if you too are interested in following this poker tour, you know exactly where to come.