Matthias Eibinger and Adrian Mateos Win More than $3 Million after Chopping Triton Super High Roller Monte Carlo’s Main Event

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Matthias Eibinger is the first Triton Super High Roller Main Event Champion of Monte Carlo after ending up with all the chips in the $125,000 buy-in event at Sporting Monte Carlo this weekend. He won $3.4 million, the lion’s share of a $16,875,000 prize pool generated by 88 high rollers, of which 47 fired a second bullet.

Matthias Eibinger
Matthias Eibinger is the first Triton Super High Roller Main Event Champion. (Image: Triton)

Eibinger also won the trophy, a high-end watch made by Jacob and Co., and two days on a luxury yacht, bonuses that easily could have gone to runner-up Adrian Mateos, who hit a straight flush with three players left to take a small chip lead into heads-up play. Instead, he won $3.1 million for second place after the two players made a deal, leaving about $300,000 and all those luxury prizes on top.

The cash puts Eibinger’s total lifetime number close to the $18 million mark. It’s the biggest win for the player from Austria who seems to live to play high-stakes, high pressure poker — especially when he’s the small stack.

“It was an awkward spot but I really liked it,” he told a Triton pool reporter about being short for a lot of the final day. “The shorter I got, the more I enjoyed it. I’ve played 40K hyper turbo sit ‘n goes online, so I have a bit of experience.”

It’s a long way from his first Hendon Mob registered cash, a $1,129 score for finishing 1,944th at the World Series of Poker’s $565 Colossus in 2016.

Two years later, Eibinger won $1 million for finishing second in the $100,000 World Poker Tour High Roller event at the Aria. This is his third Triton Super High Roller win, but the first as a Series’ headliner champion. He won two $50,000 turbo events five months apart in 2022.

Adrian Mateos and Matthias Eibinge
Adrian Mateos and Matthias Eibinger at Triton in Monte Carlo. (Image: Triton)

Spain’s Mateo isa week removed from winning the $25,000 at the EPT series in Cyprus for $157,946. Last month, he won a $25,000 event at the PokerGO Tour Series in Las Vegas for $216,000, and he continued his mini-heater in Monte Carlo by coming a coin-flip away from the Triton title.

The 29 year-old will soon pass $40 million in lifetime wins.

Same names in the money

With a total of 135 entries, the top 23 were paid. As the case with all Triton Super High Roller, many of the same players are repeat winners, including current Triton Player of the Year points leader Jason Koon, who took the honor last year.

Chris Brewer is right in the midst of this season’s race, sitting in third on the list. He was one of five players who cashed more than a million-dollars in this tournament.

Payout list of $125,000 Triton Super High Roller Monte Carlo

  • 1 – Matthias Eibinger, Austria – $3,461,261
  • 2 – Adrian Mateos, Spain – $3,120,739
  • 3 – Santhosh Suvarna, India – $1,772,000
  • 4 – Chris Brewer, USA – $1,450,000
  • 5 – Quan Zhou, China – $1,165,000
  • 6 – Ken Tong, Hong Kong – $902,000
  • 7 – Aleks Ponakovs, Latvia – $668,000
  • 8 – Justin Bonomo, USA – $491,000
  • 9 – Nick Petrangelo, USA – $391,000
  • 10 – Daniel Dvoress, Canada – $329,000
  • 11 – Lewis Spencer, UK – $329,000
  • 12 – Richard Yong, Malaysia – $286,000
  • 13 – Isaac Haxton, USA – $273,500
  • 14 – Leon Sturm, Germany – $273,500
  • 15 – Sam Greenwood, Canada – $261,000
  • 16 – Leonard Maue, Germany – $236,000
  • 17 – Jason Koon, USA – $236,000
  • 18 – Orpen Kisacikoglu, Turkey – $212,000
  • 19 – Nacho Barbero, Argentina – $212,000
  • 20 – Tim Adams, Canada – $212,000
  • 21 – Christoph Vogelsang, Germany – $198,000
  • 22 – Jans Arends, Netherlands – $198,000
  • 23 – Bruno Volkmann, Brazil – $198,000

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