23-year-old Spanish poker ace Adrian Mateos was at it again over the weekend, this time taking down PartyPoker’s $5,300 buy-in 2017 Caribbean Poker Party Millions competition to claim the $250,000 main prize in his seventeenth final table appearance this year.
The win brings the young Spanish pro’s live tourney career earnings to just short of $5 million..
With a million dollar guarantee, the event attracted 215 competitors to the Melia Caribe Tropical in Punta Cana, Dominican Republic.
Mateos faced Anatoly Filatov in the heads up stage, with the Russian pro holding around a third advantage in chips, but a determined Mateos soon levelled the stacks by winning a major pot before going on to dominate his opponent and take the main prize and send Filatov home with the runner-up purse of $165,000.
Other final table cashes included:
Kenny Hallaert $110,000
Tom Waters $87,600
Manig Loeser $70,000
Marc-Olivier Perrault $55,000
Bartlomiej Machon $45,000
James Walker $35,000
Staying with PartyPoker’s Punta Cana festival, the $5,300 buy-in main event also concluded over the weekend with Canadian pro Sam Greenwood claiming the main prize of $1 million, bringing his career live tourney earnings to almost $7 million.
1,061 entrants registered for the main event, with a stellar array of international poker pros among them.
The heads up stage saw Greenwood and Russian ace Andrey Shatilov duking it out in a very combative finale that lasted for three hours before Greenwood was finally able to send his last opponent to the cashier for a well-earned $650,000 runner-up prize.