Sunday , July 03 , 2011
CardRunners Pros continued their great play in Las Vegas, as Tournament Specialist Matt ‘jacksup’ Matros won his second WSOP Bracelet in Event #52: $2,500 Mixed Holdem.
Matt, a professional player from New York, overcame a tough final table including Noah Boeken, Brandon “norajean” Meyers, and Limit Specialist Matt “Hoss_TBF” Hawrilenko to win the $303,501. Matt nursed a short-stack for a good portion of the tournament, but managed to chip away at the leaders during the Limit Holdem rounds and become chip leader when 3-handed.
He eventually eliminated Hawrilenko, a good friend of his, and found himself heads up with Jonathan Lane for the title. The battle saw both players hold the chip lead at one point, but after a brave call with Top-Pair weak kicker, Matros had a chokehold on the bracelet. His final hand was a preflop all in with Matros holding Ace-Ten offsuit and in dominating fashion over Lane’s Jack-Ten offsuit. After a board of QQ544, Matros found himself with another bracelet, after breaking through last year in Event #12 Limit Holdem for his first win. This is Matt’s fourth cash at the 2011 WSOP.
You can view Matt’s collection of MTT videos at CardRunners, including transitioning from online to live MTTs here.