Three Bracelets in Three Years for Matt Matros
The event drew 1,604 participants generating a $2,165,400 prize pool with Matros taking home $454,835 and his third gold bracelet for his victory. Matros’s first bracelet came in 2010 in the 624-player $1,500 buy-in limit hold’em event. He followed up in 2011 with a victory in the $2,500 mixed hold’em event.
Matros is not only very accomplished in poker, but in life as well. He has been playing poker seriously since 1999, and has accumulated over $3 million in tournament winnings. He is also a graduate of Yale with a degree in mathematics, and received an M.F.A. from Sarah Lawrence University. When he is not playing poker, Matros is either teaching, or writing. In 2005 he published The Making of a Poker Player, a biography that chronicles his transition from student, to teacher, to professional poker player.