Adrian Mateos Wins partypoker Caribbean Poker Party $5,300 MILLIONS for $250,000
27 November 2017
PokerBrave (3212 articles)

Three time WSOP bracelet winner Adrian Mateos took down a tough final table to come away victorious at the partypoker Caribbean Poker Party $5,300 MILLIONS for a cool $250,000.

26 out of the original 215 entrants made it back for the third and final day, and three of them were destined to leave the tournament empty handed with the bubble bursting with 23 players left.

The day started with Moldovan Pavel Plesuv leading the way. There were plenty of familiar faces left in contention as day three started including three partypoker sponsored players (Roberto Romanello, Anatoly Filatov, and Kristen Bicknell) as well as last weeks High Roller winner Chris Hunichen, Barney Boatman, Koray Aldemir, Manig Loeser, and Kenny Hallaert.

All of the aforementioned made the money other than Bicknell who stone bubbled the event going out in 23rd, losing out to her partypoker team mate Filatov. Soon after Filatov took over the chip lead after a massive double-up against the early chip leader Plesuv when Filatov’s set of fours bested Plesuv’s two pairs in a 36m chip pot.

By the time play had reached the final table Filatov had dropped down the table a little into 3rd place, with Canada’s Marc-Oliver Carpentier-Perrault holding a substantial lead. Hallaert, Mateos, Plesuv, and Loeser also made the final table.

Plesuv was first out of the final table after losing a huge pot to Mateos when the Moldovan called for his tournament life with a pair of aces, which was no match for the Spaniard’s turned flush. Plesuv earned $27,500 for his 9th place finish.

Mateos also took the scalp of the now short-stacked James Walker who fell in 8th when his A 7 was bettered by Mateos’s A 9. By now Mateos had taken a decent chip lead while Walker hit the rail to collect his $35,000 winnings.

Next out was Bartlomiej Machon after he check-raised all in against Kenny Hallaert on a board. Unfotunately for Machon, Hallaert flipped over pocket Aces and took out Machon in 7th, for which he will take home $45,000.

Having dwindled his 45m chip stack down to just 12m, Marc-Oliver Carpentier-Perrault lost them all when he shoved from the button with and found himself up against Tom Waters who called with from the small blind. No ace came and the Canadian fell in 6th, good for a $55,000 payday.

It took nearly an hour for the next elimination, and in the German high roller Manig Loeser was a little unlucky to lose his last 6m chips after turning over after getting all his chips in and finding himself up against Adrian Mateos’s . An ace on the flop sent Loeser our in 5th place ($67,250).

Shortly after it was time for Tom Waters to bid farewell. He got his last 15m in with and was called by Filatov who went in ahead with two black nines. Waters received no help from the board and took his leave in 4th ($85,500).

Three-handed play lasted for around 40 minutes before Hallaert eventually succumbed in 3rd after making a hero call against Filatov on a board holding just . He needed a miracle to survive when Filatov tabled top two pair, and the on the river was no good. Hallaert won $110,00 for his 3rd place finish.

Filatov took a decent 131.2m to 83.8m chip lead into heads-up play which he maintained for the first 45 minutes of the end-game. That all changed, however, when Mateos earned a huge double-up when his pocket Aces were paid off after he shoved on a King high board and Filatov made the call with . Although Filatov doubled up himself shortly after he was soon in real trouble after losing a big pot against Mateos’s turned flush to leave himself with just 32m to Mateos’s 182m.

It was soon all over when Filatov committed the remainder of his chips preflop with , prompting a quick call from Mateos who turned over . A board of improved neither player and Adrian Mateos took down yet another major tournament for $250,000 while Filatov took home $165,000 for finishing runner-up.

Final Table Results: partypoker Caribbean Poker Party Festival $5,300 MILLIONS ($1m GTD)

Place Player Country Prize
1 Adrian Mateos Spain $250,000
2 Anatoly Filatov Russia $165,000
3 Kenny Hallaert Belgium $110,000
4 Tom Waters United Kingdom $87,600
5 Manig Loeser Germany $70,000
6 Marc-Oliver Carpentier-Perrault Canada $55,000
7 Bartlomiej Machon Poland $45,000
8 James Walker United Kingdom $45,000