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Mike Matusow Biography
Mike Matusow was born April 30, 1968 in Los Angeles,California and is an American professional poker player, residing in Henderson,Nevada. Matusow's nickname of The Mouth reflects his reputation fortrash-talking at the poker table. He is also known for sometimes ruining hoursor days of good play with a single spectacular misjudgment, (known as aMike Matusow Blow-up or Mike Matusow Meltdown)
Matusow began playing poker seriously in the early 1990s,first while working as a poker dealer, then as a professional player. Hissuccesses include being a three-time World Series of Poker bracelet winner, andthe winner of the 2005 World Series of Poker Tournament of Champions.
At the 1998 World Series of Poker (WSOP), Matusow paid partof Scotty Nguyen's entrance fee into a satellite event for the $10,000 no limitTexas hold 'em main event. Nguyen went on to win, and gave $333,333 to Matusowin return for his partial stake. In 1999, Matusow won his first WSOP bracelet,winning the $3,500 No Limit Hold'em event defeating Alex Brenes heads-up to winthe title.
In 2001, he finished 6th place in the WSOP $10,000 no limitHold 'em main event. Matusow says that the decisive hand was when he wasbluffed by eventual champion Juan Carlos Mortensen, but did not trust hisinstincts to call.
At the 2002 WSOP, Matusow won his second bracelet by winningthe $5,000 Omaha Hi-Low Split 8 or Better event. He defeated his friend andfellow professional poker player Daniel Negreanu to win the tournament.
In the 2005 WSOP, Matusow finished 9th out of 5,619 playersin the main event, winning $1,000,000. Several months later, he won the WSOPTournament of Champions in a heads-up battle against Hoyt Corkins, earninganother $1,000,000 in the process, making him the first player to win twomillion dollar prizes in the same year. He also placed third in the Tournamentof Champions the following year, winning $250,000.
At the 2008 WSOP, Matusow won a third bracelet in the $5000No Limit 2-7 Draw with rebuys event defeating Jeff Lisandro heads up for the$537,862 first prize. Later in the same year he finished 30th out of 6,844players in the Main Event, making yet another deep run in the Main Event.
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