On Friday night, 19 year old Adrian Mateos emerged as the winner of the World Series of Poker Europe (WSOPE) Main Event after five hours of heads up play against second placed Fabrice Soulier.
Mateos took home the €1m first prize and coveted WSOP bracelet, afterwards saying: “I feel amazing, it’s incredible. I played 11 tournaments here, this is my first time in the money, and I won!”
Soulier won the $10,000 WSOP HORSE event to earn a bracelet in 2011 and would dearly have liked a second. The $600k he won in that event is a little less than the €610k as he takes for second place in the WSOPE.
Like former WSOPE winner Annette Obrestad, Mateos will have to wait until he turns 21 before he gets a chance for a WSOP bracelet in Las Vegas.
The Casino Barriere in Enghien-les-Bains played host to the €10,450 event which attracted 375 entries, creating a €3.6m prize pool.