Stefan Mattsson is a professional poker player from Stockholm, Sweden. Though, he was initially into Blackjack and even worked as a Blackjack dealer, once he came across poker he decided to pursue it as a career, leaving his degree in Civil Engineering. He started his poker career on a good note, winning a handsome amount of $123,699 by finishing fifty-seventh in Event 39 No-Limit Hold’em Championship at the 37th Annual World Series of Poker (WSOP) in August 2006. Stefan Mattsson made it to the final table and secured a respectable fourth-place finish, on June 21, 2007, in Event 11 No-Limit Hold’em at the Bellagio Cup III to take home $12,305.
A major breakthrough in his career came on July 17, 2007 when Stefan Mattsson finished twenty-second in a field of 6,358 players in Event 55 No-Limit Hold’em Championship at the 38th Annual WSOP. He also cashed a whopping $333,490 in prize money in this championship, which was held at the Rio All-Suite Hotel & Casino. This impressive finish, which has been the highlight of his career till date, was well noticed in the poker world and earned him a reputation as the ‘one to watch’. Following his brilliant performance, Purple Lounge, a leading poker and lifestyle site, signed a one-year partnership with Stefan Mattsson. He will represent Purple Lounge as a brand ambassador on the international poker circuit and at events such as conferences, exhibitions, parties, and tours.
On May 27, 2008, Stefan Mattsson achieved yet another milestone in his career, when he outlasted many well-known players to come second and bag a huge amount of $288,336 at the World Poker Tour (WPT) No-Limit Hold’em Championship. He also added $1,893 to his bankroll by securing a respectable twelfth-place finish in Event 26 No-Limit Hold’em at the Deep Stack Extravaganza Tournament held at the Venetian Casino Resort on June 23, 2008.
Stefan Mattsson, also known as "Matadoren," has 5 cashes and total tournament earnings of $759,723.