The single-day, high stakes events that pop up around PokerStars Championship stops keep growing in popularity. A €50,000 Single-Day High Roller drew 64 entries during Day 1B of the Main Event, which would have normally been an off day for most of those of players, and 2013 WSOP Europe champ Adrian Mateos took down the event for €908,000.
The 22-year-old Spaniard already won the 2015 EPT Grand Final, two WSOP bracelets and passed $8 million career earnings following another Spade trophy to go with his collection of hardware.
Daniel Dvoress finished runner-up and three days earlier he finished in third place in the Super High Roller for a combined $1.5 million winnings in less than a week.
Erik Seidel seems to be running below EV with a single cash so far with his history of high roller success. Seidel had a sense of humor on Twitter following his bust out, as Daniel Negreanu watches him closely as Seidel narrow’s the lead on the all-time money list.
Fedor Holz, Nick Petrangelo, Steve O’Dywer, Ramin Hajiyev, Mike Watson and Sergio Aido filled out the rest of the final table.
Mustapha Kanit bubbled the event and the final table in 10th place, with Isaac Haxton, Rainer Kempe, Dan Smith and Byron Kaverman each making deep run short of the money.
Beginning Tuesday, there will be a €25,000 buy-in event with single re-entry each day until the final day of the Series on Friday. Hypothetically, Seidel could make up some serious ground on Negreanu’s slimming lead.
Final Table Payouts
1. Adrian Mateos – €908,000
2. Daniel Dvoress – €652,000
3. Erik Seidel – €423,800
4. Fedor Holz – €319,800
5. Nick Petrangelo – €248,400
6. Steve O’Dwyer – €192,400
7. Ramin Hajiyev – €152,140
8. Mike Watson – €118,000
9. Sergio Aido – €90,200