Relationship Status: Married
Preferred Game: Hu cash game, MTT full ring and 6max. And PLO.
Fun Fact: In his spare time Matias enjoys doing yoga, practicing meditation, playing soccer and playing League of Legends with his son.
He also enjoys eating healthy and cooking at home with his family.
More about Matias Gabrenja
The road leading up to Matias becoming a professional poker player is quite an interesting story. At a young age, Matias fell in love with the classic game of Chess. As he honed his skills for this game, he realized that the key to success in any game was to develop great planning skills and strategy. When he turned 14 years old, he came across a popular game at the time called Magic The Gathering, which was a game that required the same amount of planning and analysis. It wouldn’t take long for him to become the first Latin player to win the Grand Prix and he was off to the races entering numerous tournaments.
Then as fate would have it, when he was studying Business at his local university, he was introduced to the game of poker. He soon realized that he had found his passion in life, and switched his major to Psychology to devote all aspects of his life to becoming the best at poker. In 2007, along with a fellow peer, he developed a website about poker, sharing information and knowledge, coaching and uploading training videos.
He was active on the online poker scene until 2010, when returning from his second WSOP to Argentina, much to his glee he found out that his wife had given birth to his first child! With the responsibilities of fatherhood, Matias took a long hiatus from poker to concentrate on his family and only when he believed he was ready, returned full circle to his first passion in life.