Inside the Mind of a Pro: in a good position, out of position

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Only 6 players are left at the final table and Adrián Mateos is playing better than ever, but careful: our Spaniard is playing out of position against the commanding chip-leader Chris Hunichen.

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Over four long days, Adrián Mateos has jumped every hurdle and shown us patience, method and determination. One after the other, he has accomplished every goal he had set for himself in the Caribbean Poker Party Main Event. Every goal but one. Now that he has reached the final table, the last item on his check-list is the most obvious, yet perhaps the most difficult of all: write his name atop the leaderboard, in order to leave the Bahamas with a second live win. The final table had started during the episode aired a week ago: after a long full ring phase, three players have left the televised stage in quick succession. Only six contenders now remain, and our Spanish hero has managed to further increase his stack. His biggest problem at this stage is seated to his left, and bears the name of Chris "Big Huni" Hunichen. The American pro looks like a strong favourite to win the tournament, thanks to a massive stack and a resume that competes with Adrian's: 12 million dollars in online winnings, almost 6 million in live events. How do you play out of position against such a formidable opponent? How do you keep winning chips while staying prudent, in order to avoid an elimination that would be a disaster if you take into account the ever-important ICM factor? This is indeed a tight rope Adrián is walking here but knowing him, we have no doubt he's gonna give this his best shot.

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Based on an idea by: Régis Leon
Directed by: Régis Léon, Paco
Camera operator: Angélique Thillays, Amandine Bailly, Gabriel Kaluszynski, Thomas Paulin
Voice-over texts: Joshua Alexander, Benjamin Gallen
Edited by: Junior, Régis Léon, Paco
Sound mixing: Régis Léon
Graphic assistant: Peter Fleutry
Translator: Timothy Rees & A+ Translations
Technical equipment: R2D2 Productions

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