Matt Matros

Matt Matros
Matt Matros
Hometown Brooklyn, New York
World Series of Poker
Bracelet(s) 2
Money finish(es) 23
Highest ITM
Main Event finish
78th, 2008
World Poker Tour
Title(s) None
Final table(s) 1
Money finish(es) 3

Matthew "Matt" Matros (born 1977) is a professional poker player and author from Brooklyn, New York who has won two World Series of Poker events.[1][2]

Matros holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Yale University and a Master of Fine Arts degree from Sarah Lawrence College. He is the author of the book The Making Of A Poker Player: How An Ivy League Math Geek Learned To Play Championship Poker, and is a poker coach for CardRunners.[3]


Live poker

Matros won his bracelet at the 2010 World Series of Poker Event 12: $1,500 Limit Hold’em earning $189,870. He has three other WSOP final tables, finishing 9th at the 2005 WSOP $3,000 Limit Hold'em event, 6th at the 2008 WSOP $1,500 No Limit Hold'em event, and ninth at the 2010 $2,000 Limit Hold 'Em event. All together, Matros has 19 WSOP cashes.[4]

He came in 3rd right behind the runner up Hasan Habib and winner Martin De Knijff in 2004 at the $25,000 World Poker Tour (WPT) Championship, earning him $706,903. Matros finished 22nd at the 2006 (WPT) Caribbean Adventure, and just missed the 6 handed Final Table of the WPT 2008 North American Poker Championship, where he finished 7th.[4]

As of 2011, his total live tournament winnings exceed $1,800,000.[5]

World Series of Poker bracelets

Year Event Prize Money
2010 $1,500 Limit Hold'em $189,870
2011 $2,500 Mixed Hold'em (Limit/No-Limit) $303,501


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