Hand #71: John Smith raised to 200,000 and Adrian Mateos folded.
Hand #72: Mateos raised to 200,000 and Smith folded
Hand #73: Smith limped in and Mateos raised to 300,000, which Smith called. The flop fell and Mateos continued for 200,000. Smith moved all in for what appeared to be around 1,300,000 and Mateos glanced over before calling.
Both rails jumped up for the showdown. "Oh my god, he is ahead," Smith's rail said and asked for a queen. The Spanish rail shouted for spades and both wishes were granted with the turn. Smith was drawing dead and Mateos ran over to his rail and embraced everyone. In the meanwhile, the meaningless river completed the board and Smith was eliminated in 2nd place for $200,538.
Mateos wins his third World Series of Poker bracelet and receives a payday of $324,470. A recap of today's action will be available shortly.