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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

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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.

Meanwhile…

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

 
 
 
 

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THEJOEF
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.

 
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wipplezone
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?

 
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x19
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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