Adrian Mateos is just 27 years old, but he has already put together one of the most impressive live tournament resumes in poker history. The Spanish professional player is a four-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner, including a victory in the WSOP Europe main event which he secured at just 19 years of age. He is also a European Poker Tour main event champion, having won the EPT Monte Carlo in 2015 for more than $1.2 million. Mateos most recent marquee victory came at the same venue. He emerged victorious from a field of 42 entries in the 2022 EPT Monte Carlo €100,000 buy-in no-limit hold’em super high roller event, earning €1,385,430 ($1,454,702 USD) and his 20th live tournament title.
Mateos now has more than $27.8 million in lifetime earnings, enough to put him in 18th place on poker’s all-time money list. He is the runaway leader on the Spanish money list, with more than twice the earnings of his nearest competitor in Sergio Aido ($12.9 million).
“It feels amazing to win the Super High Roller seven years after winning the Main Event. The Adrian from seven years ago was a different person. Today I think I’m more mature and a different player too.
“I’m still the same guy trying to compete and play the best. The pandemic helped me a lot to improve my game. €1,385,430, so after the pandemic is more or less finished, I’m at my highest level and I’m ready to keep winning.”
“I’m a really competitive person, I really like the competition. Especially in the highest stakes with the best opponents. I’m ready to keep playing and to try and keep winning.”