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.
Having trouble sleeping.I should be content w a good 2 yrs in poker, BUT losing my last match, w a shot at the title, dominates my mind
— phil_hellmuth (@phil_hellmuth) January 29, 2013
just woke up from my 14hr sleep only to realize it wasn’t all a dream thanks for all my supporters , its gonna be a great year #happiness
— Mike Matusow (@themouthmatusow) January 28, 2013
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