Weekend Hit and Run: Mateos Wins Bahamas, Greg Raymer Writes, and A Deluge of Day Twos

Adrian Mateos wins yet another massive main event by taking down the partypoker MILLIONS Bahamas. The WSOP-C, Heartland Poker Tour, MSPT, and Moneymaker Tour all see huge Day Two action. And Greg Raymer talks about being the nice guy at the table. You can find all those stories and more in this – the weekend edition of the Hit and Run.

Adrian Mateos Wins partypoker MILLIONS Bahamas

We are seeing one of the best No Limit Hold ‘Em players in the world right now rise above the rest. Incredibly, Spain’s Adrian Mateos has just the won the partypoker MILLIONS World Bahamas Main Event and the $1,162,805 first-place prize!

Incredibly, Mateos won the SuperHigh Roller earlier in the week for over half a million.

948 total entrants plopped down the 10k for this event with 24 coming back for the final day. Once three-handed, the trio made a deal that saw Chris Hunichen walk away with the lions share before play resumed. Here are all the official payouts courtesy of PokerCentral:

Big Money Final Table

Afterwards Mateos noted what this win will do for his confidence saying, “That one is special. Before this I was on the biggest downswing of my career. So this is huge to recover the confidence.”

Congrats to him and all the other big winners!


Big Mid-Stakes Day Two Action

And while not everyone was playing big 10k buy-ins, plenty were still playing for big bucks!

-The Heartland Poker Tour is having its $2,500 Season 15 Championship in St. Louis this weekend. Currently Day 1c action is underway with 141 entrants. Everyone will come together for tomorrow’s huge Day Two.

-Meanwhile the Moneymaker Tour has made its way to Dublin to award one lucky Irishman or woman (probably) a coveted Platinum Pass. 809 total entries paid 175 Euros to get in this bad boy and currently they are down to just 3! Sia Browne leads the way with 14 million in chips. Come back here tomorrow to see just who took it down.

-Meanwhile the Mid-Stakes Poker Tour has headed back to Denver for another one of their marquee events. The $1,100 Main Event was able to draw a sizable field of 399 players, which created a first place prize of 85k. At the time of this writing they are charging full steam ahead to the final table. Only 12 remain Leonardo Valenzuela and his 1.3 million chips in the driver seat.

-And also the WSOP- Circuit is back in Planet Hollywood. This one always gets a respectable field. So far over 700 players have entered. Who will win? Come back tomorrow to see just who has advanced.

Quick Hitters

-CardPlayerLifestyle is back this week with the 2019 edition of their Holiday Gift Guide. Faded Spade cards, PokerGo subscriptions, BBO poker tables, Robbie and the gang have the round up on all the best deals this holiday season. Buy something for the poker player in your life.

-2004 World Series of Poker Main Event Champion is now writing for CardPlayer, and this week he talks about being a gentleman at the table. Raymer says that while most of his articles will focus on strategy, this one explores how being friendly at the table is actually much more +EV.

-Over on the WorldPokerTour’s website, the team has a look at the next stops on the tour. Royal Flush girl Alex Grey is the focal point of the article which also explains how the WPT is on its way “with trips to Johannesburg, Cambodia and the WPT Rock N Roll Poker Open.”

-This week the PokerCentral website was all about covering the action from the partypoker MILLIONS event, but one fun article that we liked comes from Paul Seaton and covers various strange poker superstitions. Chip stacking, clothing, talking – it’s all covered here in this fun article from Paul.

-And finally, Barbara Nathan takes a look at the state of the casino in Atlantic City. AC has long had its struggles the last couple of decades, and Barbara asks “Should There Be A Cap On The Number of Atlantic City Casinos?”


Best Poker Videos on the Internet

-PokerStars has loaded up Episode 6 (Day 4) from the 2019 EPT Barcelona Main Event. As all always James Hartigan and Joe Stapleton have all the action for you:


-The Mouth is back, baby! Mike Matusow’s latest episode of his podcast The MouthPiece is now available on YouTube. In this one “Matusow talks about his week in poker, takes phone calls from listeners, and interviews School Safety Activist Andrew Pollack.”


-And lastly, but not leastly (not a word) here is Episode 5 from the Triton Poker SHR Montenegro cash game. Tony G, Linus Loeliger, Dan Jungleman Cates, Paul Phua, Isaac Haxton, Mikita Badziakouski, Tan Xuan, and Timofey Kuznetsov. Ya know, standard home game fodder.


That’s all for this week! Keep coming back every day to PartTimePoker for your daily updates on all the action in the poker world.


Keith Woernle is a writer, comedian, and semi-pro poker player based out of New Jersey. He was a producer for season 10 of the World Poker Tour. Keith won a WSOP circuit ring in 2011. He likes poker a lot. Follow or contact him on Twitter @WoernlePoker.



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