34-year-old poker pro Matt Matros picked up his second WSOP gold bracelet Saturday night after winning Event #52, the $2,500 buy-in, Mixed Limit/No Limit Hold’em Event. For the victory, Matros was awarded $303,501 in first place prize money along with his second WSOP gold bracelet.
Event #52 was played over three days and attracted 580 players, generating a total prize pool of $1,319,500.
Matros faced a formidable final table of foes, including good friend, Matt Hawrilenko who Matros eliminated in third place. The runner up was Jonathan Lane who collected a consolation prize worth $187,844.
Matros is a Yale graduate and former software quality engineer from Brooklyn, NY. Last year, Matros beat out 624 opponents in the $1,500 Limit Hold’em Event to claim his first bracelet win, worth $189,870.
Matros’ triumph today in event #52 puts him over the $900,000 mark in WSOP earnings.
With the conclusion of event #52, only six bracelet events remain, including the Main Event which begins July 7th.
Check back here shortly at WSOP.com for a full report of event #52.