2021 World Series of Poker Europe 888poker WPTDS London Online
Event #82: $250,000 Super High Roller
Days:
123

Event Info

Buy-in $250,000
Prize Pool $8,217,000
Players 33

Level Info

Level 22
Blinds 200,000 / 400,000
Ante 400,000

Players Info - Day 3

Players Left 1
Event #82: $250,000 Super High Roller
Day 3 Completed

Adrian Mateos Wins Fourth WSOP Gold Bracelet in Event #82: $250,000 Super High Roller No-Limit Hold'em

MattHansen • Level 22: 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante
Adrian Mateos
Adrian Mateos

Spain’s Adrian Mateos defeated Ben Heath in heads-up play to win Event #82: $250,000 Super High Roller No-Limit Hold’em at the 2021 World Series of Poker. The highest buy-in of the 2021 series attracted 33 runners and generated a prize pool of $8,217,000, of which $3,625,362 went to Mateos for the win.

Mateos collected his fourth career WSOP gold bracelet and his sixth live cash of the 2021 WSOP.

$250,000 Super High Roller Final Table Results

PlaceNameCountryPayout
1Adrian MateosSpain$3,265,262
2Ben HeathUnited Kingdom$2,018,148
3John KincaidUnited States$1,370,575
4Seth Davies United States$930,791
5Keith TilstonUnited States$632,124

Winner's Reaction

“It means a lot,” Mateos said in a post-win media interview. “I have played some $100,000 tournaments and even the $1,000,000 buy-in, and I never won a big buy-in like this. So this was something I’ve had in mind, to win one of these.”

Mateos came into the Day 3 finale with more than half the chips and a huge lead. He fought back after falling behind Heath in three-handed play then made quick work out of the young English pro in heads-up play.

“When I came here I knew that I was the favorite to win, but there were four other players to beat and it was a long wait yet. I was lucky enough and played well enough to win.”

Mateos has had success in fields of all sizes, but the high roller tournaments with fewer runners present their own set of challenges for the Spanish pro.

“It’s the same game, but it’s different because you have to adapt. My game is a little bit different in a tournament with a lot of people compared to a small field. For me, it’s more of a mental challenge to win these tournaments.”

With four career bracelets and over $25 million in earnings, today’s big win is a modest step towards the career goals of a 27-year old who still has a lot of his legacy ahead of him.

“The most important thing for me is feeling that I’m among the top tournament players and that I can compete with the best of the best.”

Ben Heath
Runner-up Ben Heath

With the second-place finish, Heath crosses $10 million in lifetime earnings. Relative newcomer John Kincaid took third place after ending Day 1 with one of the smaller chip stacks. Seth Davies finished in fourth and Keith Tilston rounded out the five finishers that survived the field to hit the pay window.

Final Table Action

Moves were made early on Day 3 and Kincaid found a quick double when he spiked the river to beat Tilston with two pair. Davies followed with a double through Kincaid when his ace-king outdrew pocket tens.

Before long, Tilston was headed for the rail after shoving with a suited ace-three that ran into Kincaid’s ace-ten.

The three trailing players traded chips in their pursuit of Mateos and his lead. Heath got it in and won with pocket fours against Kincaid, while Mateos continued to apply pressure and gather chips. Mateos sat above 30 million after a few orbits of four-handed play with the remaining chips split evenly among the other three.

Davies was the next to go in fourth place when he shoved with ace-seven and failed to outdraw Heath’s pocket pair of jacks.

Three-handed action continued on until Heath took his shot and jammed with a pair of threes against Mateos, who called with ace-jack. The threes held and Heath took over the lead, sending Mateos to second while Kincaid looked for a chance to spin up the short stack.

The chance came soon and Kincaid got it in with pocket nines, but Mateos was waiting with pocket aces and Kincaid was out in third place.

Heath came into heads-up play with a small deficit, and Mateos applied pressure early to widen his lead. The big moment came when Heath called a big river bet for the last of his chips. Mateos turned over a pair of queens and Heath flashed a pair of fives before heading for the exit in second place.

Congratulations to Adrian Mateos for winning his fourth WSOP gold bracelet in Event #82: $250,000 Super High Roller No-Limit Hold'em. Be sure to keep it here with the PokerNews live reporting team for updates on the remaining events at the 2021 World Series of Poker.

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Ben Heath Eliminated in 2nd Place ($2,018,148)

ajlamers • Level 22: 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante
Ben Heath
Ben Heath

Adrian Mateos limped in on the button and Ben Heath raised to 1,400,000 from the big blind. Mateos called and the two went heads-up to a flop of {7-Clubs}{6-Diamonds}{5-Spades}. Heath checked to Mateos who bet 1,000,000 and Heath called.

The turn was the {q-Hearts} and Heath checked again. Mateos slid out a bet of 2,800,000 but Heath stuck around to see the {2-Spades} on the river. Heath checked once more and Mateos shoved all in, putting Heath to the test for his remaining 5,050,000.

Heath only took about 15 seconds to make the call and the cards were on their backs. Mateos showed {q-Spades}{10-Clubs} for a pair of queens and Heath flashed {5-Diamonds}{3-Diamonds} for just a pair of fives. Heath was eliminated in second place and will take home over $2,000,000 for his efforts.

Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
Winamax Team Pro
es 49,500,000 10,600,000
Ben Heath gb
Ben Heath
gb Busted

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Heath Gets Away from One

MattHansen • Level 22: 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante

Adrian Mateos raised to 1,400,000 and Ben Heath called.

The flop was {8-Hearts}{k-Hearts}{5-Diamonds} and Mateos bet 800,000. Heath called and {k-Clubs} came on the turn.

Mateos bet 2,600,000 on the turn and Heath called. The river was {a-Clubs}.

Mateos continued for 10,700,000 on the river and Heath quickly folded.

Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
Winamax Team Pro
es 38,900,000 4,800,000
Ben Heath gb
Ben Heath
gb 10,700,000 -4,800,000

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Mateos Holds a 2-to-1 Lead

ajlamers • Level 22: 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante

Adrian Mateos raised to 1,000,000 on the button and Ben Heath defended from the big blind. The flop came {a-Spades}{10-Diamonds}{6-Clubs} and Heath checked to Mateos who continued for 600,000. Heath called and the {4-Clubs} landed on the turn.

Heath checked again and Mateos checked it back to see the {k-Diamonds} on the river. Heath checked for the third time and Mateos counted out a bet of 3,600,000. Heath used his entire 30 seconds but decided to send his cards to the muck.

Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
Winamax Team Pro
es 34,100,000 4,800,000
Ben Heath gb
Ben Heath
gb 15,500,000 -4,800,000

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John Kincaid Eliminated in 3rd Place ($1,370,575)

MattHansen • Level 22: 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante
John Kincaid
John Kincaid

John Kincaid raised to 1,030,000 and Adrian Mateos three-bet to 2,700,000. Kincaid four-bet shoved for 12,000,000 and Mateos snap-called.

John Kincaid: {9-Spades}{9-Hearts}
Adrian Mateos: {a-Diamonds}{a-Hearts}

The board ran out {j-Hearts}{q-Diamonds}{a-Spades}{k-Hearts}{q-Hearts} and Mateos took down the pot with aces full of queens, sending Kincaid to the rail in third place for $1,370,575.

Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
Winamax Team Pro
es 29,300,000 14,600,000
Ben Heath gb
Ben Heath
gb 20,300,000 -1,300,000
John Kincaid US
John Kincaid
US Busted

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Heath Wins a Massive Double to Take the Lead

ajlamers • Level 22: 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante
Ben Heath
Ben Heath

Adrian Mateos raised to 800,000 on the button and Ben Heath ripped all in for 10,400,000 in the small blind. John Kincaid folded his big blind and Mateos quickly called to put Heath at risk.

Ben Heath: {3-Hearts}{3-Diamonds}
Adrian Mateos: {a-Clubs}{j-Clubs}

The flop came {10-Spades}{9-Diamonds}{5-Diamonds} and Heath maintained the lead with his pocket threes. The {2-Diamonds} on the turn gave Heath the only flush draw and the {8-Spades} on the river missed Mateos as he sent the chip lead over to Heath.

Ben Heath gb
Ben Heath
gb 21,600,000 10,400,000
Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
Winamax Team Pro
es 14,700,000 -9,200,000
John Kincaid US
John Kincaid
US 13,200,000 -1,200,000

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Kincaid Bets the River

MattHansen • Level 22: 200,000-400,000, 400,000 ante

Adrian Mateos raised to 800,000 from the button and John Kincaid called from the big blind.

The flop was {7-Diamonds}{6-Clubs}{a-Spades} and Kincaid bet 600,000. Mateos called and the turn was {5-Diamonds}.

Both players checked the turn and {a-Diamonds} came on the river.

Kincaid bet 1,000,000 on the river and Mateos quickly got away from it.

Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
Winamax Team Pro
es 23,900,000 -800,000
John Kincaid US
John Kincaid
US 14,400,000 -100,000
Ben Heath gb
Ben Heath
gb 11,200,000 1,000,000

Tags: Adrian MateosJohn Kincaid

Level:
22
Blinds:
200,000/400,000
Ante:
400,000

Kincaid Steals a Pot Before the Break

ajlamers • Level 21: 150,000-300,000, 300,000 ante

Adrian Mateos opened to 600,000 on the button and John Kincaid called from the big blind. The flop came {j-Clubs}{6-Clubs}{6-Diamonds} and Kincaid checked to Mateos who continued for 425,000. Kincaid check-raised to 3,000,000 and Mateos called.

The turn brought the {4-Diamonds} and Kincaid quickly shoved all in for 6,850,000. Mateos asked for a count but decided to fold as his clock was running out of time.

The players are now heading on their first 15-minute break of the day.

Adrian Mateos es
Adrian Mateos
Winamax Team Pro
es 24,700,000 -3,600,000
John Kincaid US
John Kincaid
US 14,500,000 3,700,000
Ben Heath gb
Ben Heath
gb 10,200,000 -200,000

Tags: Adrian MateosJohn Kincaid