WSOP Event #16: Matt Matros Wins Third Bracelet

Poker Tournaments | estimated reading time
2012. June 10.
Day 3 of the WSOP Event #16 $1,500 No Limit Hold&rsquo;em &ndash; Six-Handed started with <strong>Robert Muzzatti</strong> in the chiplead and <strong>Mike Matusow</strong> in 3rd place, going for a 4th golden bracelet. A total of 1,604 players entered Day 1 and amassed a prize pool of $2,165,400.
Already on blind Level 22 (2,000/8,000/16,000), the 6-handed final table was set, with the elimination of Jonathan Currle, Mike Matusow and Matt Glantz. Matusow was railed, following the loss of a pot of half a million in chips, when he shoved preflop:

Robert Muzzatti: {#}K {#}K
Mike Matusow: {#}A {#}T

Board: {#}3 {#}9 {#}K {#}A {#}Q

Despite the turned ace, Matusow’s hand was not able to improve over Muzzatti’s flopped three of kings, sending the three times champion packing. Glantz’ elimination then gave the chiplead to former shortstack Ramey Shaio.

WSOP Event 16 Final Table
The Final Table

WSOP 2012 Event #16 Stacks

The final table started on Level 23 (3,000/10,000/20,000) but not much action was going on until late in the next one. Mark Darner and Muzzatti quickly got railed then, the latter running into Matros’ pocket queens with {#}A {#}K on a neutral board.

The heads-up was finally set on Level 26 (5,000/20,000/40,000), with the elimination of Gordon Vayo and Shaio. Two former WSOP champions, Matros and Mark Radoja remained to play for the bracelet.

Matt Matros: 3,600,000
Mark Radoja: 3,500,000


In about two hours of play, the lead kept going back and forth between the players, until Matros managed to get a major edge and bet for Radoja’s all-in on the {#}T {#}9 {#}2 {#}8 board on Level 27 (5,000/25,000/50,000).

Matt Matros: {#}6 {#}5
Mark Radoja: {#}J {#}7

River: {#}T

Radoja’s straight did not hold up, Matros rivered his flush and won the event for his 3rd WSOP bracelet.

Matt Matros
Matt Matros

The end results are as follows:

WSOP 2012 Event #16 Winnings

Related articles

0 comments

Our partners
Unibet
  • High rakeback
  • Beginner friendly
  • High number of casino players
Go to the room
GGPoker
  • Excellent traffic
  • Soft fields
  • Highest tournament guarantees
  • Innovative games
  • Generous bonuses
Go to the room
RedStar Poker
  • Highly trusted operator with outstanding support
  • Part of the third largest poker network
  • High overall rakeback
  • HUD is available
Go to the room
Natural8
  • Excellent traffic
  • Soft fields
  • Highest tournament guarantees
  • Innovative games
  • Generous bonuses
Go to the room
partypoker
  • Great tournament selection
  • Attractive VIP promotions
  • User-friendly software
  • Reliable provider
Go to the room
PokerKing
  • American players
  • HUD available
  • High central refund
  • New software to meet all your needs
  • More advanced game types
Go to the room
JackPoker
  • Extreme high Welcome bonus package
  • Many recreational players
Go to the room
888poker
  • Many casual players
  • Great promotion for cash game players
  • Exciting game variants: SNAP and BLAST
Go to the room
BetOnline
  • Beginner friendly
  • Wide selection of games
  • US players
  • Wide range of payment options
Go to the room
bwin Poker
  • Great tournament selection
  • Attractive VIP promotions
  • User-friendly software
  • Reliable provider
Go to the room
TigerGaming
  • Soft fields
  • US players
  • Soft fields
  • Beginner friendly
Go to the room
SportsBetting
  • Crypto Deposit & Withdrawals
  • US players
  • Wide selection of games
  • Beginner friendly
Go to the room
Betsson Poker
  • HUD is available
  • Good fields
  • Part of the third largest poker network
Go to the room
Bet365 Poker
  • Premium tables
  • Many sports betting players
  • HUD available
Go to the room
Segregated Markets
  • Privat deal: Only for Rakerace.com players
  • Untouched Fish Ponds on the Segregated Markets
Go to the room
Betkings
  • Rakeback: Up to 60%
  • Generous Welcome Bonus
  • Quick payments
Go to the room
Betfair
  • Pleasant field
  • Significant traffic
  • High flat central rakeback
  • Monthly races with total prize pool of €70 000
  • HUD available
Go to the room
PokerStars
  • Wide selection of games
  • High-guaranteed prize tournaments
  • Great software
  • HUD option
Go to the room