Adrian Mateos, Daniel Negreanu Big Winners at 2013 WSOP Europe
The 2013 World Series of Poker Europe reached its conclusion last night with a 19-year-old Spaniard, Adrian Mateos, coming away with this year's WSOPE Main Event title and €1,000,000 first prize. Mateos joined Daniel Negreanu as a bracelet winner in France after Negreanu captured the WSOPE High Roller title the day before while clinching the 2013 World Series of Poker Player of the Year. There were eight bracelet events all told at this year's WSOPE, which this year moved from Cannes over to the Casino Barrière d'Enghien-les-Bainswith near Paris, France. The first six events saw lots of drama and excitement punctuated by a first-ever WSOPE Ladies Event, a dramatic come-from-behind victory by a Frenchman to steal a bracelet from a top American pro, and another Frenchman becoming the first-ever player from his country to win two career WSOP bracelets. Event Nos. 1-6 Jackie Glazier continued what has been a stellar year for the Australian by winning Event No. 1, the €1,100 No-Limit Hold'em Ladies Event to capture her first career bracelet. Glazier also had a deep run in this year's WSOP Main Event, being the last woman eliminated when she finished 31st. Glazier topped a small field of 65 players for the win, earning €21,850 for her finish. Only the top seven cashed in the event. Event No. 1: €1,100 NLHE Ladies Event results: 1st: Jackie Glazier (Australia) -- €21,850 2nd: Maryline Valente (France) -- €13,500 3rd: Laurie Bismuth (France) -- €8,950 4th: Celine Bastian (France) -- €6,330 5th: Nathalie Odet (France) -- €4,770 6th: Sherrill Lindsey (USA) -- €3,800 7th: Gaelle Baumann (France) -- €3,200 Event No. 2, a €1,100 NLHE Re-Entry event, saw 659 total entries and a Swede, Henrik Johansson come out on top. Johansson brought the chip lead to the final table, and after losing it was back out in front when heads-up began between him and Adriano Torre-Grossa. It took only about 25 hands from there for Johansson to win his first career bracelet. Event No. 2: €1,100 NLHE Re-Entry final table results: 1st: Henrik Johansson (Sweden) -- €129,700 2nd: Adriano Torre-Grossa (France) -- €80,250 3rd: Yaniv Botbol (France) -- €58,860 4th: Daniel Weinman (United States) -- €43,772 5th: Serge Ekert (France) -- €32,992 6th: Daniel Laidlaw (Australia) -- €25,190 7th: Jose Obadia (Spain) -- €19,498 8th: Jean-Philippe Tuffery (France) -- €15,285 9th: Andrei Konopelko (Burundi) -- €12,134 Event No. 3 was the first of two "Mixed Max" events on this year's WSOPE schedule, this one a NLHE affair. There were 140 entrants total, and Dan O'Brien carried a big chip lead into the concluding heads-up portion of the event, including leading Darko Stojanovic to begin the finals. But Stojanovic managed to come from well behind to steal the bracelet away from O'Brien, earning what would be the first of two titles for France at this year's WSOPE. Event No. 3: €5,300 Mixed Max NLHE results: 1st: Darko Stojanovic (France) -- €188,160 2nd: Dan O'Brien (USA) -- €116,280 3rd-tie: Jason Mann (Canada) -- €62,770 3rd-tie: Noah Schwartz (USA) -- €62,770 5th: Shannon Shorr (USA) -- €30,695 6th: Jeremy Joseph (USA) -- €30,695 7th: Jake Schwartz (USA) -- €30,695 8th: Joe Kuether (USA) -- €30,695 With Event No. 4 the game changed to pot-limit Omaha, with former November Niner Jeremy Ausmus breaking through to win his first WSOP bracelet after topping a field of 184 including beating out Juha Helppi heads-up for the win. Event No. 4: €1,650 PLO final table results: 1st: Jeremy Ausmus (USA) -- €70,324 2nd: Juha Helppi (Finland) -- €43,441 3rd: Jan-Peter Jachtmann (Germany) -- €31,367 4th: Jason Mercier (USA) -- €23,036 5th: Martin Kozlov (Australia) -- €17,210 6th: Mike "Luca" Schwartz (USA) -- €13,077 7th: Jonathan Little (USA) -- €10,102 8th: Yohann Aube (France) -- €7,933 9th: Ryan Chapman (USA) -- €6,335 Another Frenchman took the glory in Event No. 5 when Roger Hairabedian denied Erik Seidel his ninth career WSOP bracelet. Those two emerged from a field of 337 to battle heads-up in the €2,200 no-limit hold'em event, with Hairabedian ultimately earning his second career bracelet. By doing so, "Big Roger" became the first Frenchman ever to win two career WSOP bracelets, as well as the first player ever to win two WSOPE bracelets. Event No. 5: €2,200 NLHE final table results: 1st: Roger Hairabedian (France) -- €148,820 2nd: Erik Seidel (USA) -- €92,003 3rd: Kevin Song (USA) -- €67,118 4th: Matan Krakow (Israel) -- €49,784 5th: Erwann Pecheux (France) -- €37,502 6th: Mike Watson (Canada) -- €28,683 7th: Max Greenwood (Canada) -- €22,258 8th: Ariel Silveira (France) -- €17,521 9th: Arnaud Peyroles (France) -- €13,989 The other "mixed max" event came in Event No. 6, a €3,250 buy-in pot-limit Omaha tournament that saw 127 enter and Noah Schwartz come away with his first ever WSOP title after defeating Ludovic Lacay heads-up in the final match. Lacay had a 2-to-1 lead to start the last match, but Schwartz came back to secure the win. Event No. 6: €3,250 Mixed Max PLO results: 1st: Noah Schwartz (USA) -- €104,580 2nd: Ludovic Lacay (France) -- €64,600 3rd-tie: Vitaly Lunkin (Russia) -- €34,500 3rd-tie: Jyri Merivirta (Finland) -- €34,500 5th: Jeremy Joseph (USA) -- €21,000 6th: Aku Joentausta (Finland) -- €21,000 7th: Phil Laak (USA) -- €16,000 8th: Stephen Chidwick (UK) -- €16,000 Event No. 7: Young Mateos Masters the Main Finishing up last night was the WSOPE Main Event that saw Adrian Mateos become the second-youngest bracelet winner ever by topping a field of 375 to win the title and €1,000,000 first prize. Only Annette Obrestad was younger when she won a bracelet, earning hers in the first ever WSOPE Main Event back in 2007 on the day before she turned 19. Mateos's win came after a long final day of play including a heads-up match with Fabrice Soulier of France that lasted 164 hands total in which Mateos began with a big lead, then Soulier surged out ahead by a large margin, then Mateos climbed back in front. At last came a hand that saw a short-stacked Soulier all in following a 4c-Jh-9s flop with 9d-8d (a pair of nines) and ahead of Mateos's As-Kc. But the Ks came on the turn to give Mateos the lead, and after the 5d river it was all over. Event No. 7: €10,450 NLHE Main Event final table results: 1st: Adrian Mateos (Spain) -- €1,000,000 2nd: Fabrice Soulier (France) -- €610,000 3rd: Dominik Nitsche (Germany) -- €400,000 4th: Jerome Huge (France) -- €251,000 5th: Ravi Raghavan (USA) -- €176,000 6th: Benny Spindler (Germany) -- €126,000 7th: Andrei Konopelko (Belarus) -- €101,000 8th: Shannon Shorr (USA) -- €77,500 Event No. 8: Negreanu Wins High Roller, 2nd WSOP POY The €25,600 High Roller event played to completion on Thursday, with winner Daniel Negreanu dominating the headlines from the event even before he managed to improve upon a short stack at the final table to earn a dramatic come-from-behind win to earn his sixth career WSOP bracelet. That's because with 13 players left to start the final day from the original 80 entrants, Negreanu was needing to finish eighth or better to clinch the 2013 WSOP Player of Year, an honor he had achieved once before way back in 2004. He also needed to fade November Niner Marc-Etienne McLaughlin not going deeper than he did in the event, and after McLaughlin fell in 10th (bubbling the cash) and Joni Jouhkimainen went out in ninth, Negreanu had won the 2013 WSOP POY. As mentioned, from there Negreanu worked his way back into contention at the final table, ultimately taking the lead as other players fell. Finally it down to Negreanu and Nicolau Villa-Lobos of Brazil, with the latter at last all in with 5d-5c against Kid Poker's Jd-Js. No help came among the community cards for Villa-Lobos, and Negreanu had won. Event No. 8: €25,600 NLHE High Roller results: 1st: Daniel Negreanu (Canada) -- €725,000 2nd: Nicolau Villa-Lobos (Brazil) -- €450,000 3rd: Philipp Gruissem (Germany) -- €250,000 4th: David Peters (USA) -- €150,500 5th: Timothy Adams (Canada) -- €100,600 6th: Scott Seiver (USA) -- €74,600 7th: Jason Koon (USA) -- €63,500 8th: Erik Seidel (USA) -- €55,400 9th: Joni Jouhkimainen (Finland) -- €50,400 There's one last WSOP bracelet to be awarded in 2013, the one due to go to the winner of WSOP Main Event. The "November Nine" will play out on November 4-5 at the Rio All-Suite Hotel and Casino in Las Vegas, with J.C. Tran enjoying the chip lead when play at last resumes. Join Betfair Poker Now.
Mateos became the second-youngest bracelet winner ever by topping a field of 375 to win the title and €1,000,000 first prize. Only Annette Obrestad was younger when she won a bracelet, earning hers in the first ever WSOPE Main Event back in 2007 on the day before she turned 19.