Sunday November 21, 2021 at 7:03 am

In the final weekend at the 2021 World Series of Poker, Spanish pro Adrian Mateos won his fourth-career bracelet with a huge score in Event #82 $250,000 Super High Roller. Mateos outlasted 33 runners and banked over $3.2 million after he defeated Ben Heath heads-up for the bling. Also, Welsh pro Robert Cowen won his first bracelet as the last player standing out of 496 entrants in Event #80 $3,000 6-Handed PLO, which paid out $280,916.

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Adrian Mateos made a name for himself when he binked the 2013 WSOP Europe Main Event for €1,000,000 and his first bracelet. He edged out Fabrice Soulier and held off a couple of top Germans like Dom Nitsche and Benny Spindler to win his first bracelet. Eight years later, Mateos won three more bracelets and amassed nearly $22 million in tournaments to become the leading money winner in Spain.

Mateos snagged his second WSOP bracelet in 2016 with the Summer Solstice donkament and defeated Koray Aldemir (yes, that Aldemir) to win bling #2. In 2017, he added a third bracelet to his collection with a the $10K Heads-Up Championship. After a four-year wait, Mateos stepped inside the winner's circle for his fourth bracelet win since 2013.

We reached the final stretch of the 2021 WSOP which had a slew of high balla events tacked onto the end of the schedule. The final weekend kicked off with Event #82 $250,000 Super High Roller. The stacked field had some of the premier high rollers in the world including Justin Bonomo, Michael Addamo, Ali Imsirovic, Stevie Chidwick, Dan Smith, Sam Soverel, Mikita Badziakouski, Christoph Vogelsang, and Timofey Kuznetsov.

Daniel Negreanu survived Day 1 of the Super High Roller, but he busted on Day 2 and missed out on a shot to win bracelet #7. Kid Poker had not won a bracelet since 2013 when he won two overseas in 2013.

The final five for the Super High Roller included Adrian Mateos, Ben Heath, John Kincaid, Seth Davies, and Keith Tilston. It was the UK vs Spain heads up for the bling and $3.2M in cash. When the dust settled, Heath hit the rail in second place, while Mateos won the tournament and his fourth-career bracelet.

The final week of the 2021 WSOP also included Event #80 $3,000 6-Handed PLO, which attracted 496 runners. The top 74 places paid out of the $1.3M prize pool with nearly $281K set aside to the winner. The final six included Robert Cowen, Robert Emmerson, Uri Reichenstein, Dylan Weisman, Will Benson, and Karel Mokry.

Mike Matusow busted in seventh place and bubbled the official final table. Other notable players who went deep and cashed included... David Coleman, Max Avela, Chino Rheem, Richard Ashby, Eddie Ochana, Ray Henson, Zeik Tuit, Sonny Franco, Brian Hastings, Ben Yu, Alex Epstein, Maxx Coleman, Derek Bowers, ODB Baker, Daniel Negreanu, Phil Laak, Mike Watson, Martin Finger, Brandon Schaefer, Allan Le, Richie Allen, Christian Harder, and Jason DeWitt.

Israel's Uri Reichenstein was knocked out in third place, which set up a heads-up joust between two British Robs. Cowen and Emmerson squared off for the bracelet and a cash differential that was $107K between the winner and runner-up. Alas, Cowen won the Battle of the British Robs, when the Welsh pro knocked out Emmerson in second place. Emmerson earned a second-place payday worth $173,613, which is not too shabby, eh? Cowen shipped his first WSOP bracelet and banked $280,916.

021 WSOP Super High Roller

Buy-in: $250,000

Prize Pool: $8,217,000

Entrants: 33

Payouts: 5

 

Final Table Results:

1. Adrian Mateos (Spain) $3,265,262

2. Ben Heath (UK) $2,018,148

3. John Kincaid (USA) $1,370,575

4. Seth Davies (USA) $930,791

5. Keith Tilston (USA) $632,124

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