Super High Roller: Adrian Mateos Inches into the Lead

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Adrian Mateos

On the first hand of the new level, Stefan Schillhabel opened the button to 70,000, and Adrian Mateos three-bet to 240,000 in the big blind. Schillhabel called.

The flop was KcJsTh, and both players checked. The turn was the Ts, and a bet of 150,000 from Mateos won the pot.

The next hand, Mateos opened the button to 65,000, and Schillhabel called.

The flop was AhQs6h. Schillhabel checked, Mateos continued for 45,000, and and Schillhabel called. The turn was the 7h. Schillhabel checked again, Mateos bet 165,000, and Schillhabel folded.

Mateos won the first two pots of the level, inching into the chip lead.

Adrian Mateos – 1,305,000 (44 bb)
Stefan Schillhabel – 1,195,000 (40 bb)

Super High Roller: Adrian Mateos

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Over the course of the last several orbits, Stefan Schillhabel had worked Adrian Mateos all the way down under 500,000 chips before they went to full-on war.

Schillhabel limped the button, Mateos shoved for 492,000, and Schillhabel called to put him at risk.

Schillhabel: KcQc
Mateos: Ah4c

The AcTd2c flop was a suitable sweat, giving Schillhabel a long list of outs to end the match. He was looking for a jack or a club, most immediately. The 3h turn and 9d river completed the board with blanks, though, and Mateos won the pot with a pair of aces.

He doubled up.

Adrian Mateos – 992,000 (41 bb)
Stefan Schillhabel – 1,508,000 (63 bb)

Super High Roller: Stefan Schillhabel Takes the Lead

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The two finalists have yet to play a substantial pot, but Stefan Schillhabel is winning the war of the small ones so far.

In a recent hand, Adrian Mateos opened to 50,000, and Schillhabel defended his big blind. The flop was QsJh6h, and Schillhabel check-called a bet of 35,000. Both players checked through the 7h turn, and the river was the 9d. Schillhabel led out for 58,000, and Mateos quickly folded.

That action was the exact same as the action on Mateos’ previous button, with Schillhabel check-calling and then betting the river. He’s now the chip leader, inching out in front of Mateos. The two have essentially traded places since the start of the match.

Stefan Schillhabel – 1,480,000 (74 bb)
Adrian Mateos – 1,020,000 (20 bb)

Super High Roller: Justin Bonomo – 3rd Place ($197,200)

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Justin Bonomo

Stefan Schillhabel opened the button to 45,000, and Justin Bonomo three-bet shoved for 218,000 in the small blind. Schillhabel quickly called to put him at risk.

Schillhabel: Ad9d
Bonomo: Ah2h

The board ran out blanks for Bonomo, coming QcJs8h6cJh. Schillhabel won the pot with his kicker, eliminating Bonomo in third place.

The Spaniard and the German are now heads-up for the Super High Roller trophy in South Florida.

Adrian Mateos – 1,473,000 (74 bb)
Stefan Schillhabel – 1,027,000 (51 bb)
Justin Bonomo – Eliminated