Inside the Mind of a Pro: Adrian Mateos reboots the season

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You thought we were done with the 2022 WSOP? Not so fast! The iconic $10K 6-max tournament promises many more hours of fun.

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François Pirault's elimination in sixth place in the $5,000 8-max tournament could have marked the conclusion for this season dedicated to the 2022 WSOP. After all, with 22 episodes already in the can, the season had already beaten, in terms of length, previous seasons dedicated to the 2021 edition (21 episodes), 2018 edition (16 episodes) or even 2017 edition (also 16 episodes). What’s more, the most attentive spectators among you noticed it: François' final table was played in the shadow of the Main Event's, where the chants and shouts of the crowds amassed on the TV stage filled a tournament room that was now mostly empty of poker tables. Surely, it felt like the end, right?

No, because the WSOP 2022 menu saved the best for last... by serving up one of the most iconic events in its recent history, and in the history of Inside the Mind of a Pro: the $10,000 6-max event. A cult tournament (the same one that Davidi almost won in 2016 in front of our cameras) and an unmissable event for pros of all kinds, old sharks and young wolves with big teeth.

Having amassed more than $28 million in winnings before he even turned 29, Adrian Mateos doesn't fit into any of those categories. Neither the ambitious youngster in his early days, nor a tutelary figure like Phil Ivey (whom he will face in this episode), he is certainly feared by anyone unfortunate enough to find themselves sitting across from him at a poker table. After a solid Day 1 (which we didn't film because we were still busy with François' final), we find our Madrid hero a few hours before the start of Day 2, which he will start among the chip-leaders with a stack of over 100 blinds.

Original idea: Régis Léon
Direction: Junior, Régis Léon, Paco
Setting: Angélique Thillays, Fabien Méron, Gabriel Kaluszynski, Amandine Bailly
Voice-over: Benjamin Gallen
Editing: Junior, Régis Léon, Paco, Gabriel Kaluszynski
Mixing: Régis Léon
Computer graphics assistant: Timo Léon
Translation / subtitling: Aplus Translations
Technical resources: R2D2 Productions

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