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Matthew Matros was the winner of the $1,500 buy-in Limit Hold’em event at the 2010 World Series of Poker.  It marked his first career WSOP gold bracelet victory.  The New York poker pro collected $189,870 for first place, and earned the self-satisfaction of finally triumphing at the world’s most prestigious tournament series, following a decade-long commitment to poker and the study of game theory.

Matros grew up on Long Island, New York.  He earned a degree in mathematics at Yale University.  He also received a Masters degree in fine arts from Sarah Lawrence University.  Over the years, he has applied his considerable talents to computer science, writing, and teaching.  Matros is the author of “The Making of a Poker Player,” which chronicles his early years transitioning from student/employee into a full-time poker pro.  Matros previously cashed in several major tournaments, including the New England Poker Classic (NEPC), World Poker Tour (WPT), and the World Championship of Online Poker (WCOOP).  He also final tabled the second year of the Tournament of Champions (TOC) back in 2001.

Matros has also done quite well at the WSOP, finishing in-the-money 15 times.  In 2008, Matros cashed in the WSOP Main Event championship, finishing 78th out of 6,844 players.

This year's Limit Hold'em competition drew 625 players.  The top 63 finishers in the collected prize money. 
 
The runner up was Ahmad Abghari, a real estate investor from Los Angeles.  Former WSOP gold bracelet finishers who cashed in this event included – Matt Keikoan (30th), Anthony Rivera (43rd), Andre Boyer (47th), and Phil Ivey (53rd).

For official tournament results and additional details, please CLICK HERE.