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Hellmuth: 'Having Trouble Sleeping' After NBC Heads-Up Poker Championship Loss To Matusow

13-Time WSOP Champ Lost In Final Of Prestigious TV Event On Sunday


Phil Hellmuth says he can’t sleep.

Hellmuth has been on fire for awhile now. He won two WSOP bracelets in 2012, bringing his total to 13 — and that was a year after three second-place finishes.

The rush has brought his lifetime tournament earnings to more than $17.3 million.

This past weekend, Hellmuth made it to the final of the 64-player NBC National Heads-Up Poker Championship. He squared off with his longtime friend Mike Matusow.

The match went Matusow’s way (for a full recap of the final round battle click here), as Hellmuth fell short of his second NBC Heads-Up win. Hellmuth didn’t appear to be explosively grumpy after the loss, but a couple days later he’s still ruminating about the defeat.


The TV episodes will begin airing in March and run for six consecutive weeks.



over 1 year ago

I agree with you but I do not think Hellmuth is a scum. Maybe im wrong but I think he is one of few in poker that is a good guy.


over 1 year ago

How about the time when U.B. pushed Phil H. the pot when he had the losing hand.How does a computer make a mistake like that?


over 1 year ago

ok i'll be the impartial judge and my verdict is .......yes, he is a scum, hes weak, very unmanly, cries like a girl, and probably couldn't fight his way out of a paper bag......but thats just who he is and who he has consistently shown himself to be.


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