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Mike Matusow Wins The National Heads-Up Poker Championship For $750,000!

Tags: mike matusow, NBC National Heads-Up Championship, phil hellmuth, the mouth, viktor blom.
Posted on 28 January 2013 by "T".

Mike "The Mouth" Matusow is the winner of the 2013 NBC National Heads-Up Championship! Matusow defeated Michael "The Grinder" Mizrachi in the first round, Viktor "Isildur1" Blom in the second, Barry Greenstein in the third, John Hennigan in the quarterfinals, Scott Seiver in the semifinals and then faced Phil Hellmuth in the best-of-three-series final.

Matusow won the first match against Hellmuth. Phil Hellmuth won the second match and looked extremely strong, but "The Mouth" kept a cool head, switched to a higher gear and managed to win the deciding match. The win must have been extremly important for Mike Matusow's confidence and perhaps also for his bankroll. Many broke-rumors have surrounded "The Mouth" in the past few years, and he has been lying quite low since Black Friday. Let's hope that he spends his winnings wisely!

Below are some of Matusow's tweets after the win, results and payouts.


Mike Matusow - $750 000
Phil Hellmuth - $300 000
Scott Seiver - $100 000
Joseph Serock - $100 000
Daniel Cates - $50 000
John Hennigan - $50 000
Brian Hastings - $50 000
Eugene Katchalov - $50 000
Antonio Esfandiari - $25 000
Vanessa Rousso - $25 000
Barry Greenstein - $25 000
Phil Ivey - $25 000
Joseph Cheong - $25 000
David Sands - $25 000
Tom Dwan - $25 000
Dan Smith - $25 000

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14 comments on "Mike Matusow Wins The National Heads-Up Poker Championship For $750,000!"

 lukasb28/01/2013 10:05:09 GMT
Now with this new trophy he won't shut it for months for sure...
Mouth aside he's definitely a good player ( a bit of a jackass imo but maybe that's just me) so this comes with little surprise.
 Fakiry28/01/2013 12:50:49 GMT
If he was facing bankrupcy, this is sure a nice boost to put everything straight. Now that all is over, there may appear some Blom defenders saying Matusow only won because Izildur1 wasn't on his usual 100% shape. But having Hellmuth in front of him in the big final is, perhaps, a bigger challenge than facing Blom, and he also passed that.
 bullettooth128/01/2013 12:53:18 GMT
Well i never would of picked the mouth to win this one. he must of been running hot. not an easy field to get through either.
He is a bit of a tool but great for TV Big Smile
 leking128/01/2013 17:10:05 GMT
yes he is back i have missed mike in the poker world he is so entertaining too watch, he makes fun too watch poker on tv, not like when vi see a bunch of internet kids how take 15 min too make a decision and never said a word,

congrets mike hobe too see more of you in the future Smile
 boghy_sen28/01/2013 17:21:42 GMT
congrets Mike Matusow
 pochui28/01/2013 19:45:20 GMT
loool- i someone said to me that mike the mouth would beat blom, greenstein, seiver and hellmouth ( Big Smile mouth vs hellmouth) i would think they know nothing about's rigged i tell's so damn rigged- he probably had x-ray glasses or sth (borrowed from greg raymer) mouth has just dried out
 ILI_00228/01/2013 21:05:09 GMT
Matusow is a nice player, playing VERY tight in the videos that i've seen.
Knows live play very well.
This HEADS-UP win didn't feel odd for me. Solid pro having a good feel of his opponents.

What i didn't like was the odds he had of getting the flush in the last hand.. but with Hellmuth's bad luck in heads up matches, he did the right thing... and won Cool
 Greenmohave28/01/2013 21:15:57 GMT
So the "Mouth" wins it after all! I would really have liked to seen all this come down. To see him and Hellmuth and then to watch him kick Blom little luckbox azz would have been something to watch. I just wonder what he was saying as he crept slowly upward to defeat his opponents.
The truth is, I would have liked to seen Blom take him down, but it's cool to see "Mouth" back it up.
 pinku13529/01/2013 06:36:34 GMT
Good day everyone Smile
Well thats a sweet pay out for matsow ...i would have liked it more if helmuth had won ... but unfortunately he didn't !!! well better luck next time to him .... he is just really good ... a most entertaining guy on the tables ...waiting for the vids to release got to watch them Smile

Good luck at the tables Thumbs Up Thumbs Up
 Sorin88829/01/2013 07:32:57 GMT
Way to go Mike! After winning against lineup like that( Mizrachi - Blom - Greenstein - Seiver - Hellmuth ) there is nothing much to say but well deserved and congratulations Mike.
 Fakiry29/01/2013 13:44:36 GMT
It's increadible how Blom's "dreams" got to be more important than the victory of this challenge itself. This shows how valuable is Blom nowadays. Matusow's got all the credits for having made it, but people will tend to forget this fast, except him and those who lost for him.
 MenaceMonday30/01/2013 08:26:12 GMT
Whoa, and what a field he has beaten!
 RoninHarper30/01/2013 08:41:34 GMT
G'day mates
Well I for one am glad that mike won this one. I think je deserved to win it this time. He played very well and made some good moves and made some good reads as well. the players he faced were all good players and so he earned his win.
Ronin Smile
 Flippedchips30/01/2013 14:18:52 GMT
good on the Mouth he is a twat but lots say hes shit and its just plain not the case if you look what he has won even if he has blown it LOL Big Smile

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